Bruise

Definition of Bruise:

Injury producing a hematoma or diffuse extravasation of blood without breaking the skin.

Also: Bruised, Bruising

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A Low Platelet Count

...the condition
“Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is the term used when the platelet count is low enough to cause very easy bruising...”

Alpha Lipoic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Individuals with capillary fragility (bruise easily) can benefit...”
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Bleeding Tendency

...relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver
“When the liver slows or stops production of the proteins needed for blood clotting, a person will bruise or bleed easily...”

Bone Marrow Suppression

...the condition
“...a weak immune system: fever and chills; rash; diarrhea; signs of infection (swelling, redness, areas painful or warm to the touch); Reduced platelets produce classic excess bleeding symptoms: easy bruising; bleeding: nose bleeds, or bleeding gums or mouth; tiny red spots on the skin (petechiae); blood in the urine; dark or black bowel movements; Treatment and Prevention: Aside from specific...”

Bruising Susceptibility

...the condition
Bruising is an area of discolored skin that develops when the lining of small blood vessels is damaged, allowing blood cells to escape into the skin and tissues...”
...relationship to Bioflavonoid Need
“A double-blind study of 96 people with fragile capillaries found that bioflavonoids decreased the tendency to bruise [Int Angiol...”
...relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver
“When the liver slows or stops production of the proteins needed for blood clotting, a person will bruise or bleed easily...”
...recommendation Vitamin K
“Low levels of vitamin K are sometimes suspected as a contributing factor to bruising...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Easy bruising is a symptom of low vitamin C levels, as seen in scurvy...”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“Many people eat insufficient amounts of foods containing vitamin C; the disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, scurvy, causes easy bruising...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test

...as a treatment
“...If a patient does not have enough platelets, he will be at an increased risk of excessive bleeding and bruising...”

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Signs and symptoms include ... Bruising susceptibility...”

Chemotherapy

...as a treatment
“...When blood cells are affected, the patient is more likely to get infections, may bruise or bleed easily, and may feel unusually weak and tired...”

Chronic Inflammation

...the condition
“...This is true regardless of whether the injury results from a cut, burn, bruise, infection, or even an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis...”

Cirrhosis of the Liver

...the condition
“...Bruising and bleeding...”

Compartment Syndrome

...the condition
“...Causes of bleeding may include a car or sports accident (fractures, severe muscle bruising, crush injuries), a broken bone, or surgery...”

Contusion

...related topic
“A bruise; an injury in which the skin is not broken...”

Corticosteroids

...as a treatment
“...Inhalants may cause dry throat, headache, nausea, skin bruising or thinning, and an unpleasant taste...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Short stature, weakness due to multifactorial anemia (iron, folate and occasional vitamin B12 deficiency), bone pain and spontaneous fractures from vitamin D and calcium malabsorption, bruising and bleeding related to vitamin K deficiency, gas and bloating due to carbohydrate malabsorption, and edema from albumin and protein loss are typical complaints of those with sprue and other...”

Diuretics

...as a treatment
“...Fever; Sore throat; Cough; Ringing in the ears; Unusual bleeding or bruising; Rapid and excessive weight loss; Skin rash; Loss of appetite; Nausea; Vomiting; Muscle cramps; Breast enlargement or tenderness in men (potassium-sparing diuretics); Deepening of the voice...”

Essential Thrombocythemia

...the condition
“...Where symptoms are present, they may include ... Bruising...”

Exudates

...related topic
“The feral and congested fluids built up in a bruise or infection...”

Folic Acid

...as a treatment
“...The fatigue, easy bruising, and inflammation of the tongue that may go along with anemia are often helped as well...”
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Grape Seed Extract

...as a treatment
“...Grape seed extract has the ability to decrease capillary fragility (weakness – leading to bruising), atherosclerosis and diabetes...”

Heel Pain

...the condition
“...Many patients state that they believe the condition to be the result of a stone bruise or a recent increase in daily activity...”

Hypersplenism

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms include easy bruising, easy contracting of bacterial diseases, fever, weakness, heart palpitations, and ulcerations of the mouth, legs and feet...”

Leukemia

...our question about Bruising susceptibility
“...Increased bruising and bleeding is due to reduced platelets in ALL, AML, and CML...”

Meningitis

...the condition
“...If there is infection in the blood, a purplish skin rash that looks like bruising may also occur...”

Muscle Cramps / Twitching

...the condition
“...Others have resorted to Botox injections which can be painful, expensive and offer only temporary relief, not to mention the possible bruising and drooping limp muscles from the Botulinum toxin...”

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms of MDS are nonspecific but include ... Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count): increased susceptibility to bleeding, bruising, and subcutaneous hemorrhaging leading to purpura or petechia...”

Myelofibrosis

...the condition
“...Bone pain, difficulty breathing, abnormal/easy bleeding, easy bruising, fatigue, general malaise, weight loss, fever, night sweats, becoming pale (anemia), are also symptoms of myelofibrosis...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...Other signs and symptoms depend on the underlying condition and include ... Bruising...”

Neem

...as a treatment
“...Sprains and bruises may be treated with Neem as a topical application which may help increase blood flow to the bruised area...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...Patients also may bleed or bruise easily, get a skin rash, or retain fluid...”

Parsley

...as a treatment
“...Bruised leaves were used to treat tumors, insect bites, lice and skin parasites, and contusions...”

Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis

...the condition
“...1733-8] Homeopathy (to be taken 4 times daily for up to 7 days) ... If bruising persists: Hamamelis 6c...”

Polymyositis

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...In high doses they commonly cause an increase in appetite and weight, puffiness of the face and easy bruising...”

Purpura

...related topic
“Bleeding into the tissues directly beneath skin or mucous membranes yielding a bruise or many red or purple petechia (flat, pin-head sized spots)...”

Radiation Poisoning

...the condition
“...Symptoms of acute exposure include ... Bruising...”

Remove Wisdom Teeth

...as a treatment
“...With a simple extraction, there is usually little swelling, bruising and/or bleeding...”

Thrombocytopenia

...related topic
“Condition of abnormally small number of platelets circulating in the blood, characterized by inability to properly clot blood and easy bruising...”

Varicose Veins

...the condition
“...With this procedure, bruising and scarring are minimal...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms include dry skin, easy bruising, decreased clotting time, eczema, elevated indirect bilirubin, psoriasis, elevated heavy metals, PMS, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, beta thalassemia, cataracts, fibrocystic disease,...”

Vitamin K Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Vitamin K deficiency can result in bleeding gums and in skin that is easily bruised...”
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