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Bruising

Are bruises on your legs common when you have MS?  My legs are covered in bruises!
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I think bumping into things is common when you have MS. But it's also common when you are a clumsy person. I am both, so I always have bruises on my legs. In fact, I got a nice new shiner this morning on my left thigh :/
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MS is a Neurological disease so bruising is not caused by MS. But clumsiness comes with MS as has been said.

Alex
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Funny you should ask that question as I have noticed recently a lot of brusing on my legs.

I am not overly clumsy so cannot say for sure the cause or if MS related but don't think so.

Julie
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I am clumsy but I always have been.  I'm a bit concerned as between the two legs (including the backs) I must have 30 or more bruises!  I will mention it to my neurologist when I see her in February.  Jujuminx - I will let you know what she says.
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Please do let me know. I am curious although I have never read anything about MS and brusing.

Julie
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Hello.

I noticed my legs bruising a lot as well, but then I kind of rush to my destination and may be bumping into things but not remember it.  I did ask my doctor if MS or my medication could be having this effect.  He stated MS did not cause the bruises, that MS was neurological.

wildcat
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hmmm... a quick google search showed some comments about bruising and MS but not direct correlation.  I thought it would be common because MS is an autoimmune disease and bruising can go with autoimmune diseases.  Still, I'll double check with the Dr. and see what she says!
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Spontaneous excessive bruising can be a symptom of bleeding disorders.  ITP - Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia - comes to mind.  It's an autoimmune disorder which causes low platelet count and is treated with oral steroids.  I would ask your GP to order labs to rule out this and other, more serious bleeding disorders.
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