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hand bruises easily

I am a 53 yo w/f ex-smoker.  Any small bump or scrape I receive to the back of my hands results in an ugly bruise for several days.  Is this just age or can I do something to strengthen the skin on the backs of my hands.
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There's not much to do, but sometimes taking 600 micrograms of Biotin helps.  This is a water-soluble vitamin you can get in any vitamin store.  Try it for 2-3 months.

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Dr. Rockoff
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The hand bruises easily :(
1.Are you using any medicines like corticosteroids?
2. Has there been any loss or gain of weight any mood changes
menstural changes skin changes , changes in bowel habbits ,
appetite , cold intolerance , fatigue ?
3. Do you suffer from palpitations , nervousness ,   overcosciousness ,at times unkown fear or any other obssesive thoughts .
4. Do you indulge in unafe sex or have ever been exposed to STD ?
5. Any unkown fevers , rashes , bleedings from nose or gut ?
6. previous phsical examination ?
7. Menopause ?

  These questions must be answered before any opinion can be given. Senile purpura is common after sixty years...

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