Well it could be caused by anemia as well as low levels of folic acid in your body. Those things are easily fixable with supplements. The best way to know for sure and to be certain it isn't something more serious is to go to the doctor and get a blood test.
Also, when you exercise hard, like running or other endurance and strength training exercises, it can cause tiny tears in blood vessels and may lead to bruising.
Some general things that often cause bruising are:
side effects of medications
a bleeding or clotting disorder
nutritional deficiencies of vitamins B12, C, K
inflammation of a blood vessel
liver disease or maybe kidney disease
inflammatory diseases, such as lupus
some cancers such as Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, or multiple myeloma
It's hard to know for sure what it really is. See your doctor for a full screening. If you are exercising a lot, that may be what it is, but you want to find out for certain what's going on.
Edited by: WILLBOYWONDER at: 5/14/2009 (08:11)
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