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Why Do I Bruise So Easily?

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A common injury


bruise on leg
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Why you're black and blue


bruise on upper thigh
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1. Thinner skin


bruising on senior woman's hand
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2. Sun damage


anticoagulants are linked to an increased risk of bruising
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3. Medications and supplements


broken blood vessels in leg
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4. Fragile blood vessels


senior woman eating to avoid vitamin C deficiency
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5. Poor nutrition


older man being examined for bruising
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6. Blood spots


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When to see a doctor


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What your doctor will do


Laurie Saloman, M.S.

Laurie Saloman, M.S.

Laurie Saloman, M.S., is a health writer with more than 20 years of experience working for both consumer and doctor-focused publications. She's a graduate of Brandeis University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and lives in New Jersey with her family.