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.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.