I am a 25 year old black female. Since August or September of 1998, I have had bruises to appear on my legs only for no apparent reason. I first suspected it was because I over did it while working out. Well the bruises are still there. I have been to 3 different doctors and taken multiple blood tests and my doctor said I was anemic and put me on medication and thought that would take care of the bruising. Well it didn't. I went for another test and my blood counts were normal. I went to see a dermotlogist and he performed a biosy and it came back saying I just had a mild irritation of the skin and he prescribed Lustra to take the spots away. I now have what looks like blood clots on the bottom of my feet and when I show it to the doctors they say well that's nothing. Well recently my legs have been slightly tingling. I went to another doctor and he recommended I see a neurologist now. One thing I do notice is when I apply a little pressure to some of the bruises, then my foot tingles. I hope you can give me some insight. I cannot see the neurologist until May so I would appreciate any insight you may have. Could the brusing be related to a nerve problem? (if this makes sense)
I do not know of any direct link between bruising and nerve problems.
One possibility is that they both arise independently from a simgle
An example of this would be lupus in which there can be anemia and low
platlets in the blood causing bruising, and a separate process causing
neuropathy which lerads to tingling.
This would be the most direct way to link these problems if indeed they
are related and not just co-incidental.
Nerve problems of themselves do not lead to bruising.
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