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Why Do I Bruise Easily? — ‘The Why’

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why do I bruise easily?” you ask?  Good question.  (Besides, it beats answering the question: “Why does my boyfriend insist on still having his underwear on when I spank him?” Really? Someone better start paying yours truly therapist rates, mmmkay? OK, it might help if you keep your fingers loose and alternate from left to right because then it doesn’t hurt as much. Um, that is, that’s what word on the street is anyway.)


Why do I bruise easily?/Image: AdventureJournal

While your randy writer has been told he’s bruised a woman or two internally when he was a little younger he is by no means an expert on ecchymotic injuries.  So let’s get right into it. According to Google a bruise is “an injury appearing as an area of discolored skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels. “

But why do some people bruise easily? Research reveals people might bruise easily for several different reasons.  If you bruise easily it could be a symptom of a disease.

It could be chronic inflammatory disease, liver disease, sepsis (a bacterial infection) or even specific kinds of cancer. (Don’t panic though, just check with your friendly neighborhood physician.)

Disorders could also lessen a person’s ability to clot blood. Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease could influence one’s “bruising frequency.” Mind you, bruising does not always indicate any serious health issues.


bruise/Image: PinStake

People start to bruise easier with age. In fact, Joseph Castro from Live Science backs this up. He adds: “As you age, your capillaries weaken, becoming more prone to rupture. Your skin also thins and loses some of the fat that would otherwise protect your blood vessels from impacts.”

OK, so you say you’re one of your cool columnist’s younger, hipper readers and you still bruise easily? Castro can cover you too.

He notes: “Various medications can also cause you to bruise more easily. These include aspirin, the corticosteroids prednisone and prednisolone, anticoagulants, antibiotics and blood thinners (including certain dietary supplements, such as fish oil and gingko).”

Last but not least, if you bruise easily, it could just be an indication of “malnutrition or a lack of adequate amounts of certain nutrients, including folic acid and vitamins B12, C and K.”

Why do I bruise easily? Now you know.

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About Will Phoenix

W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.

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