You might be experiencing the side effects of too much Vit K. Bruises are blood under the skin, from bleeding after an injury to a blood vessel. I know if you are taking Coumadin to thin your blood and you eat too much K, you bruise. I hope this helps! I agree you should have a doctor check you out.
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I didn't know that low iron was connected to bruising. I bruised easily even before I became a vegetarian, and I am routinely deferred at the Red Cross because my iron is too low (although I'm not actually anemic).
Definitely have your blood checked. I was severely anemic and my b12 completely bottomed out when I first gave up red meat before getting enough from plant sources (my hair started falling out like mad & all I wanted to do was sleep). I now take an iron supplement, a b complex sublingual (you can get this at the drug store or Walmart) and I'm down to monthly b12 shots (I was getting them weekly).
I cook in cast iron when I dont eat raw food and shoot for 100 mg of iron through legumes and leafy greens, but dont always make my number. I have always bruised easily, but when donating blood, was never rejected for iron count. I woke up this morning with a bruise under my core armband, which is lime sized. Need I be concerned?
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