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Hello All! I have been trying to research why the palms of my hands are always purple (they look permanently bruised) It has been like this all my life and I never thought much of it until I noticed the same thing on my little boy (7). It covers the spot where my thumb connects to my wrist......sometimes it's light purple and sometimes it's darker. Can't seem to find anything on the internet and two doctors so far don't know a thing! Please help!

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While I can't explain it, I will say that until I found out about celiac my hands (arms, legs, body, heck... pretty much everything) were always covered in bruises. It got to the point that I really didn't notice when it happened, it would take someone gasping and grabbing (usually adding another bruise to the pile! :P ) while gabbling about "What happened!" for me to even notice them. I do a LOT with my hands - everything from woodwork to knitting, with a great deal of metal work tossed in as well - so the hands and wrists were key areas for some of the biggest bruises to congregate.

Now that I've been gluten free for almost a year, I still bruise more easily than others - but I haven't been handed a single card for a battered woman's shelter or a divorce attorney in MONTHS. (Sadly, my poor guy had to get used to a lot of dirty looks from people who thought he was routinely beating the tar outta me because of all of the bruising.) So it IS getting better.

Are they bruises or just a discoloration? If its the first - between the anemia that often runs hand in hand with celiac, and a host of other issues, just more time gluten free might well help. If its discoloration.... might be worth talking to the doctor about it.

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Thanks for the reply. I have had periods of time where I can bruise easily and this is something totally different. It is a permanent "bruise" or discoloration on the bottom/thumb part of my hand. I have asked a couple doctors and they don't know anything.....wasn't too concerned until I saw it on my son and realized I am passing on all my health problems to him :(

While I can't explain it, I will say that until I found out about celiac my hands (arms, legs, body, heck... pretty much everything) were always covered in bruises. It got to the point that I really didn't notice when it happened, it would take someone gasping and grabbing (usually adding another bruise to the pile! :P ) while gabbling about "What happened!" for me to even notice them. I do a LOT with my hands - everything from woodwork to knitting, with a great deal of metal work tossed in as well - so the hands and wrists were key areas for some of the biggest bruises to congregate.

Now that I've been gluten free for almost a year, I still bruise more easily than others - but I haven't been handed a single card for a battered woman's shelter or a divorce attorney in MONTHS. (Sadly, my poor guy had to get used to a lot of dirty looks from people who thought he was routinely beating the tar outta me because of all of the bruising.) So it IS getting better.

Are they bruises or just a discoloration? If its the first - between the anemia that often runs hand in hand with celiac, and a host of other issues, just more time gluten free might well help. If its discoloration.... might be worth talking to the doctor about it.

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