1983221 tn?1333509785
Bruising
Are bruises on your legs common when you have MS?  My legs are covered in bruises!
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1936411 tn?1333835449
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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667078 tn?1316004535
MS is a Neurological disease so bruising is not caused by MS. But clumsiness comes with MS as has been said.

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1382889 tn?1404599226
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.

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1983221 tn?1333509785
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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1382889 tn?1404599226
Please do let me know. I am curious although I have never read anything about MS and brusing.

Julie
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1745395 tn?1342065353
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.

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1983221 tn?1333509785
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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17419568 tn?1456524860
Most helpful response, thank you! I was just doing the same thing.  
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382218 tn?1341185087
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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I understand why doctors say the bruising is from clumsiness. But I also have bruising on my inner thighs, kinda hard to bump into something right there. Just from yesterday I have 5 new bruises and I DID NOT bump into anything. There must b another explanation.  

And my whole life I have never bruised easy
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667078 tn?1316004535
Hi,Since MS is Neurological bruising is not a part of MS except clumsiness. My dogs bump me a put bruises on me in weird places. Not everything that happens to us is MS. If you are concerned a General Practitioner may be of help.It might be from some other medical problem?

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While sleeping could you have possibly put your hands in between your legs and squeeze your legs? I know that with the fatigue of MS, when you sleep, sometimes you sleep tight. Me, for example, I am being possibly diagnosed with MS, just going on one more test, everything indicates that I do have it. Anyways, when I sleep and not notice, I either squeeze my cheeks, or my arm, or not thinking that I am hurting myself. I do not believe it is neurological though.
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Check for erythema nodosym (sp?). I have had bruises for months on the legs only. My neuro referred me to dermatology. I thought he was crazy. Turns out that if it's skin related, the dermatologist can take a quick look and say what it is. I was amazed. I was told to stop all meds, especially multi vitamins and vitamin D. If the spits go away, slowly introduce a medicine or vitamin one at a time. If the spits return you will know the source of the problem.
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