Does anyone experience random bruising on their hands and fingers? Had closure 2 months ago and I do suffer from bad bruising due to medication but getting them in fingers and hands without any trauma?
I never had. Maybe from you taking blood thinners?
I do get bruises, but just assume I don’t notice the trauma at the time! Mine never “hurt” and are usually quite small. I’m still on anti-coag. Seem to get most bruises on my legs or arms, consistent with knocking into furniture (and clearly not really noticing !). Always get a bruise from giving blood.
Yours look more like being around finger joints, if I’m seeing photo right? If I was pretty sure I hadn’t knocked myself, & was getting bruises regularly, I think I’d get it checked out…?
Thank you I have sent images to my consultant and hope it’s just a side effect of the tablets I can’t wait to be off them as put on another 2lbs this week even with going to gym!
Hi Leanne - just wondering, blood collecting under skin + weight gain --> could there be some sort of fluid retention going on? Doc often asks me about swelling & fluid.
Glad you’re checking with consultant, though just to note, I couldn’t see the bruises very well on the photo, maybe check with a few people & adjust photo contrast?
I have no idea? I always seem to hold fluid and trying to drink loads of water to loose the weight, not noticed feet or ankles swollen. Not seeing consultant until end December now
I’m on low dose ASA only and I get the same once in awhile. It is bleeding into soft tissues from probable minor trauma. It does not hurt, just looks very dramatic.
Hello, I also have had spontaneous bruising for several months. Mostly around my thumb joint. I recently showed it to my Dr. and he had my platelets checked. Bloodwork shows that the clotting factor is slow due to taking Plavix and aspirin. I can not stop them at this point so my Doc is going to check platelets every 4 months and suggests wearing a Slip on sleeve over my hand for support and protection. I have been wearing it during the day for about a week and I think it’s helping. Good luck to you.
Thank you I also contacted doctor and he said get a full blood count done also but I’ve decided to stop taking the plavix and just take the aspirin now
I hope it helps. Please let me know.
Hi, how are you doing Leanne?
I’ve had some new bruising. Been on first holiday post op, got mosquito bites. Any I couldn’t help scratching, turned into a bruise.
One bite was from infected insect & I had a hard time fighting the infection - doc gave me antibiotics in the end. He said that the huge pink-blue circle around the infected bite was a haemotoma, ie a bruise from leaking blood due to warfarin, as body tried to fight off the infection.
Ive never really bruised but since ive been on heart tablets, i bruise like a banana