3rd October 2019


How do you know when a bruise is serious?

Severe bruising (harm score 2-3) may be dangerous or cause serious complications. Further bleeding and excess fluid may accumulate causing a hard, fluctuating lump or swelling hematoma. This has the potential to cause compartment syndrome as the swelling cuts off blood flow to the tissues.

So, what can you take for pain while on blood thinners?

What to Take When Taking Blood Thinners
  • Aspirin or aspirin-containing products.
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or acetaminophen-containing products, especially when the dose of acetaminophen exceeds 1,500 milligrams a day.
  • Many antibiotics.
  • Heparin.
  • Cold or allergy medicines.
  • Birth control pills.

What are you lacking if you bruise easily?

A deficiency of vitamin C, iron and vitamin K is usually associated with easy bruising. I would look for a vitamin C product which contains bioflavonoids, like Ultra C 1000 by Metagenics. Bioflavonoids enhance the activity of vitamin C in the body. After a few months, you will notice that the bruising will improve.

Is easy bruising a sign of anemia?

WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms easy bruising and pale skin including Anemia, Anemia, iron deficiency, and Medication reaction or side-effect. There are 19 conditions associated with easy bruising and pale skin.
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