It is super easy for me to bruise and when I get a scratch it bleeds longer. I cannot take any blood thinners so I know it's not that. I was wondering if this might be a symptom of fibro?
I think the one thing that is certain with Fibro is that no two cases are alike. This could very well be a symptom, but I am also not a Dr. I can tell you that since my diagnosis and as I got further along in my illness I too bruise easily and bleed longer. This had never happened before to me. I would recommend mentioning it your Dr. so it is in your medical file, it could be just another symptom" or it may be an underlying symptom of something else. There is no way to tell. But getting it documented in your file is important. no matter how small it seems. I hope this helps, ((hugs to you))
I have found that I itch terrible nowadays and always end up bleeding, last week I scratched my arm and had a job making it stop and when it did it appeared that it came from the tiniest spot. Going to talk to the GP about this cos not sure why ?
I have the same symptoms with slow blood clotting and brushing. I have been diagnosed with Von Willies syndrome which causes these symptoms .
@A MyFibroTeam Member...Hi Deborah...yep bruising is a definite fibro symptom - per http://fibromyalgia.newlifeoutlook.com/fibromya...
"For a suffer of FM, pain is an every day occurrence so sometimes a bump to the leg, stub of a toe, or pinch of a finger might not go as noticed as it would by someone who does not deal with pain on a daily basis. Pain is a trigger that something is wrong or something has happened that needs attention. However, if pain is a part of one’s every day life, certain accidents may not even be noticed until an “unexplained” bruise suddenly appears."
I have the sane issue and have been told that it is something many people with fibro get due to the highly sensitive nerves a slight touch can leave a bruise and with our antibodies always trying to fight the areas with pain they are slower to start fighting simple things like small cuts,.
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