Anemia, Bruises easily: 12 Possible Causes
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What causes anemia and bruises easily? 12 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. There are several types of blood cells, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Generally, leukemia refers to cancers of the WBCs. Two types o...

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2

Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A is the most common form of the blood clotting disorder hemophilia. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, nine out of 10 people with hemophilia have hemophilia A (<...

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3

Acquired Platelet Function Disorder

When your platelets don't function properly, it is known as a platelet function disorder. "Acquired" platelet function disorders may be caused by medications, diseases, or foods.

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4

Factor X Deficiency

Factor X deficiency, also called Stuart-Prower factor deficiency, is a condition caused by not having enough of the protein known as factor X in your blood.

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5

Factor II Deficiency

Factor II deficiency is a rare blood clotting disorder that can lead to excessive or prolonged bleeding after an injury.

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6

Factor V Deficiency

Factor V deficiency is a very rare blood clotting disorder that results in slow or prolonged blood clotting after an injury or surgery.

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7

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an abnormal immune reaction to gluten. Learn about celiac disease systems, diagnosis, and treatment.

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8

Factor VII Deficiency

Factor VII deficiency is a blood clotting disorder due to a deficiency in factor VII, a protein produced in the liver. It can cause bruising and soft tissue bleeding.

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9

Christmas Disease (Hemophilia B)

Also called hemophilia B or factor IX hemophilia, Christmas disease is a rare genetic disorder in which your blood does not clot properly. A common symptom is unexplained or excessive bruising.

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10

End-Stage Kidney Disease

In end-stage kidney disease, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the kidneys are functioning below 10 percent of their normal function.

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11

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can be life-threatening and requires immediate treatment. The condition is sometimes called nephritis.

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12

What You Need to Know About Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare disorder that causes red blood cells to break down sooner than they should.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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