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 :/
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.
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.
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!
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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