Aa
A
A
A
Close
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
25k Members
Avatar universal

Bruising without reason

I have chronic back issues and osteoarthritis in my right hip. This morning after my shower I noticed bruising all along my lower back, where I usually have pain.
What does  this mean?
3 Responses
875426 tn?1325532016
Well, the internal bleeding indicated by bruising means you need to go to a doctor to get some diagnostic testing to try to determine what is the source of your internal injury, if indeed you can think of no reason why you are now bruised along your back- from an external source.  Hopefully they will take some radiological pictures of your back.

You aren't taking any blood thinner medication (anti-coagulants) such as Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, or aspirin are you?  Cushing's syndrome can have easy bruising as a symptom, but that symptom typically comes along with a number of other symptoms.  
Avatar universal
You may have a vascular disease, or some type of hemophilia, there's many more exotic diagnosis but they're very unlikely to have gone unnoticed for this long, or even happen at all. Vascular problems are a serious issue and you should see a doctor asap
2143641 tn?1396681743
how old are you, when did you start having the symptoms? are you male, female, do you have other symptoms? have you been checked by a specialist for possible infections?
Top General Health Answerers
363281 tn?1518219421
Nelson, New Zealand
1756321 tn?1547098925
Queensland, Australia
19694731 tn?1482853437
AL
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.
Here are the pros and cons of the top fad diets and weight loss plans of the year.