Vegetarians can be low on B12 which causes a disease called pernicious anemia. Besides bruising it can also lead to a form of dementia. I have read suggestions that vegetarians should take B12 as a supplement.
Of course, a doctor's visit is the right thing to do.
Success consists of getting up once oftener than you fall down. ANON.
go to a doctor; please don't depend or rely on discussion threads on any website.
I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
Fitness Minutes: (132,502) Posts: 1,382 6/14/13 6:36 A
Your preamble shows me you're really taking care of iron and blood. A big bruise appearing for no apparent reason and further 'speckling', I don't know at all what that means but I get immediately concerned. Does your GP have an advice nurse where you can relay the same information and ask the same question? Do take care. Sounds like a time to talk to your health care provider.
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, and when donating blood over the years was never rejected for iron count. My clotting factors are normal as of a few years ago.
I woke up this morning with a bruise under my core armband, which is lime sized and that has never happened before. I seem to be a little speckled on the legs too. Need I be concerned?
"...dietary protein proved to be so powerful in its effect that we could turn on and off cancer growth simply by changing the level consumed" Colin Campbell, The China Study
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.