Should I worry if I bruise easily?
Bruising easily can be normal in some people and becomes more common as we age.
But bruising easily may also signal an underlying medical problem.
You probably should have this problem evaluated by your primary care doctor, especially if the bruising developed recently or has become more frequent or more severe..
What bruises should you worry about?
When to Call the Doctor A bruise can need medical care if: You think a sprain or broken bone may have caused it. It keeps getting bigger after the first day. It makes your arm or leg swollen or tight.
What are you lacking if you bruise easily?
Deficiencies in vitamins that help your blood clot, including vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B-12 may also contribute to easy bruising. Your healthcare provider can order a blood test to check for vitamin deficiencies and may recommend vitamin supplements depending on the results.
Is bruising common with anemia?
People who bruise or bleed easily, and develop anemia, may have problems with how their blood clots. If you notice that you are bruising or bleeding easily, notify your healthcare provider.
Why am I bruising easily all of a sudden?
Easy bruising may be a result of a seemingly insignificant compression of skin or there may be no skin injury recollected. Easy bruising can occur when the blood vessels are weakened by diseases (such as scurvy), medications (such as aspirin, prednisone, and prednisolone), and aging.