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Unexplained Bruising
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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