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.
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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?
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