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Is easy bruising a symptom of gluten intolerance? I haven't been tested yet, but have been on the gluten free diet for about three weeks now and have gotten much better except for the fact that lately I have been bruising extremely easily. I've always bruised pretty easily but in the past week or so I have gotten bruises everywhere. I have one on my stomach, my chest, my arms, and a bunch on my legs. I have no idea how I could have gotten them. They look kind of like fingerprint bruises. Did anyone else have this problem?

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I have no idea if it is Celiac related but my son, who was diagnosed 2 years ago, bruises terribly. I know that most 6 year olds have plenty of bruises but he seems to be a bit much. I'm interested to hear what other people have to say.

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IN MY OWN EXPERIANCE, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY YES. ALL MY LIFE I HAVE ALWAYS HAD UNEXPLAINABLE BRUISES ALL OVER MY BODY. I WOULD GO NUTS THINKING, I DON'T REMEMBER HOW I GOT THESE. I HAVE BEEN GLUTEN FREE FOR 5 1/2 MONTHS NOW, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I ONLY HAVE ONE BRUISE ON MY LEG. ITS AMAZING! MY DAUGHTER, WHO I KNOW IN MY HEART HAS CELIACS, BUT DOESN'T WANT TO BE TESTED, HAS BRUISES ALL OVER. SHE WAKES UP IN THE MORNING SOMETIMES WITH DOOSIES. SHE'LL BE LIKE "WOW", "HOW CAN I NOT REMEMBER DOING THIS?" SO I FEEL THAT, YES, IT CAN BE.

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Easy brusing IS a possible symptom of Celiac. It is likely due to a Vitamin K deficiency. I had *horrible* bruising on my knees and legs just prior to my dx.

Janeti, I remember waking up one morning with both knees bruised. I still have no idea how that happend...

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I know that a lack of vitamin K can cause easy bruising. Also, anemia can cause it, as it did with me. I had terrible brusing especially on my arms. At the time, my hemiglobin was at 8--pretty low.

I'm gluten-free two years now, just had blood work and all is normal--and I still get small bruises on my thighs sometimes, and I have no idea where they come from.

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I have been gluten-free since 2/2006 and continue to bruise very easily. The weirdest thing is my fingers. I can simply bend them sometimes and I'll feel a sting, and when I look to find out what happened, I find that I have broken a blood vessel. Happens all of the time. Anyone else?

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Yes, I do agree about the bruises!! I was getting them so terribly bad. I must be starting to heal, although there are days that I question that... but I ran into a blanket chest last week with my thigh so hard that I thought I would have a complete black and blue leg....to my surprise I only had a few broken vessels...but no black and blue marks. I was totally shocked.

What I have been doing is chewing up a small amount of raw spinach very well before I swallow it. I have been doing this for 3 weeks now, and it is working! Spinach is one of the few ways you can get vitamin K.

This morning I put spinach in my scrambled eggs, I cooked a cup of spinach in the pan with tsp of canola oil then added the eggs to it. I like raw spinach better than cooked, but it is giving me some iron, and vitamin A that I need too.

By the way, most of my dark circles under my eyes are fading too - vitamin K helps with that also. (It is not because I am sleeping better - that is still the same.)

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I JUST HAD THIS CONVERSATION WITH MY MOM TODAY! I BRUISE ALL THE TIME ( I JUST STARTED gluten-free 3 DAYS AGO) FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS I WOULD WAKE UP WITH MYSTERIOUS BRUISES. I hope they start to go away soon. Best of luck

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Yep. I constantly had bruises on my legs for an entire year before being diagnosed. I'm finally starting to have fewer bruises though I still have one or two that I don't remember getting.

Is easy bruising a symptom of gluten intolerance? Did anyone else have this problem?

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hey that makes sense as i bruise easy we allways just thought it was because im so skinny. interesting though.

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Is easy bruising a symptom of gluten intolerance? I haven't been tested yet, but have been on the gluten free diet for about three weeks now and have gotten much better except for the fact that lately I have been bruising extremely easily. I've always bruised pretty easily but in the past week or so I have gotten bruises everywhere. I have one on my stomach, my chest, my arms, and a bunch on my legs. I have no idea how I could have gotten them. They look kind of like fingerprint bruises. Did anyone else have this problem?

I find this thread interesting as I have had bruises most of my life. Lately, it has been on my arms in fsct so much that the doctor I am no longer seeing notice it. A first for her. I have 4 brothers, and a sister. Three of us are living, 2 wit celiac disease, the other probably has it but won't admit. All 3 have bruise on our arms. They tell me our Mother had them. We were just talking about them last week.

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Interesting. I thought I was just so much a klutz that I don't always remember banging into things. :rolleyes:

I'll look into getting more Vitamin K. I've read that Vitamin C helps also. I have some whopping bruises now. But for these I DO remember being a klutz. How long DOES it take for a sprained ankle to heal? You would think I would remember by now :lol:

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