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What causes bruises easily? 28 possible conditions

Bruising easily means that the small blood vessels (capillaries) beneath the skin break easily and frequently. They then leak blood into the surrounding tissue and create discolorations. Read more

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

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Low Platelet Count (Thrombocytopenia)

A low platelet count, or thrombocytopenia, can range from mild to severe, depending on the cause. The symptoms can sometimes include severe bleeding.

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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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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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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder in which the blood doesn't clot normally. This can cause excessive bruising and bleeding.

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5

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare, life-threatening condition. In the early stages of the condition, DIC causes your blood to clot excessively.

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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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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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Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) is the most common form of the blood clotting disorder hemophilia. It can cause prolonged bleeding, tight joints, and unexplained bruising.

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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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Christmas Disease (Hemophilia B)

Christmas disease - also called hemophilia B or factor IX hemophilia - is a rare genetic disorder in which your blood does not clot properly. If you have Christmas disease, your body produces little or no blood-clottin...

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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in childhood, although it can also occur in adults. ALL is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells in a part of the body begi...

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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

Leukemia is a type of cancer that starts in the blood or blood-forming tissues. There are many different types of leukemia, and treatment is different for each one. Chronic leukemias are slower growing than acut...

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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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Kidney Failure

Your body becomes overloaded with toxins if your kidneys can't do their regular job. This can lead to kidney failure and even be life-threatening.

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Learn about your risk factors and treatment options.

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Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the progressive and irreversible destruction of the kidneys. The most common causes of CKD are high blood pressure and diabetes.

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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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18

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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Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a rare type of blood and bone marrow cancer that affects the B-lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells that make antibodies that fight infections). If you have HCL, your body produces ...

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German Measles (Rubella)

German measles, also known as rubella, is a viral infection. Learn about German measles symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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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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