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#1 jlaw

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:55 AM

Hi all, I'm noticing some unexplained bruising on my legs particularly where my DH is badly flared. Does anybody else have this? I'm not on dapsone...

Appreciate any insight :-)
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#2 1desperateladysaved

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:57 AM

I have had small bruises that don't seem to have a cause. As I understand these now, they may be a result of a deficiency in vitamin K. I hope you will be absorbing better as you go.
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#3 ravenwoodglass

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:52 AM

It might not be a bad idea to run this by your doctor. There are a number of things that can cause unexpected bruising. DH can cause purple scars also. Are these in areas where you have previouosly had DH lesions?
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
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Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

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#4 jlaw

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:08 AM

Thanks :-) I have purple scars as well and these are definitely different. Unfortunately 'running this by my doctor' is not very straight forward where I live in India :-( To the point where I am considering moving back home, especially if my suspicion about my son's possible DH prove true...
So thanks for the vit K deficiency info. Gives me a lead!
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

Could it be from scratching? I've noticed several times that I've left fingerprint sized bruises on my legs from using so much pressure when scratching. Just a thought.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

I wish I had an answer for you but do not. I & my hubs really, really do our darndest not to scratch. We have had places get very, very sore but no bruising. Yes, the purple discoloration but not bruises. I will say that a feature of celiac disease is easy bruising so it may be Vit K as 1Desperate says.
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#7 jlaw

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:31 AM

Could it be from scratching? I've noticed several times that I've left fingerprint sized bruises on my legs from using so much pressure when scratching. Just a thought.


thanks Kmag - that's interesting because most of them are about finger size! One or two are bigger. I just never supposed I could exert that much pressure scratching but it does get itchy enough! Thanks again
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