Bruising

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  1. YummyMummy04

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    Hello all

    This may be a coincedance but since i stared cd ss 8 weeks ago i seem to get big bruises on my body.

    The ones on my shin i put down to normal everyday bumps but i have now had a big one on my stomach, hip, top of thigh and now one covering most of the top of my foot. They arent small bruises either they are really big ones . :eek:

    I know i havent bumped these places and wondering is this the diet or just coincedance.

    I never bruised easily before.

    Has anyone else had this? :confused:

    Thanks
     
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  3. KD

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    This can happen :( Bruising can happen if there is a lack of vitamin K. There isn't a recommended daily amoung of Vit K and some seem to need more than others.

    You can get a vit K supplement called synkavit which will help if it bothers you, or take a trip to the doctors if you're concerned.
     
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    Thank you KD.

    Is it dangerous? Do i need the vit K or is it only if the bruising bothers me? It doesnt hurt or anything but just wondered.
     
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    I would hazard a guess that it is because you now have a thinner layer of fat between your skin and your blood vessels. Therefore it'll take less of a knock for the capillaries to burst- the leaked blood is what causes the discolouration of the skin.

    But if it continues, get it checked with your doctor. Persistant bruising can be a sign of illness.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    I bruise more easily on CD but it sounds like yours are appearing by themselves..I'd get it checked by a doc if I were you-or try the vitamin K :)
     
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    I don't think it's dangerous. Known a number of people who have had the same problem and they are still alive and kicking today :clap: You could ask a pharmacist or doctor if you are worried.

    Good guess :clap: Wrong, mind you...but an excellent effort :D

    It happens because the viscosity and volume of the blood changes
     
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    Thank you ladies i appreciate the advice.

    I will get some vit k tomorrow and give it a go. I am quite fit and healthy so it cant be anything too bad lol

    Thank again
     
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    YummyMummy i can't believe it! I'm just the same as you! I actually mentioned this to my mum whilst we were chatting last night. I just seem to come out in random bruises that i can't remember bashing at all! I never bruised easily before now but they keep appearing! I have a long windy shaped one on my calf muscle and a round one on the underside of my forearm at the moment...

    Thanks for the advice KD, think i'll look into getting those vitamins, i did wonder if it was something i was lacking in. My skin's also been itchy from time to time. I caught myself the other day scratching the inside of my forearm and it was all bright red and marked. xx
     
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    Hahaha! Why thank you KD! "Body fat just under the skin acts as a type of shield over the capillaries helping to prevent bruising" This is the reason a consultant gave a family member of mine who suffered prolific bruising after losing quite alot of weight last year.

    Come to think of it though, she was in her seventies and very ill :p
     
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    Eeek.. I think YM04 is probably a bit younger, though I could be wrong :D

    The viscosity blah blah thingy is supposed to be the reason why people on VLCDs get the bruising...one of the known side effects, though I guess the capillary blah blah thingy could happen too. Especially if you've lost lots of weight, in your 70s and very ill ;)
     
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    I meant no offense YummyMummy- I don't think you look like a very ill pensioner! Its just been a long day. Listen to KD, she is a wise wise woman :D

    Now incredibly glad that I didn't mention that the lady in question died a week later..... whoops :eek:
     
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    LMAO! Now i am worried :eek:

    I am 32 but sometimes feel 70. :eek: lol

    No offence taken i thought it was funny and appreciate the advice and help everyone gives.

    I am off to chemist tomorrow to find some Vit K and see if that helps. Not that it bothers me just intrigued as to what the bruising was :)
     
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    Well at least if there are any seventy something ladies out there I have helped them. And quite possibly scared the hell out of them too ;)
     
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    [​IMG] :D

    [​IMG] Was going to ask how she was now. [​IMG]
    Must admit to nearly spilling my coffee when I read that :giggle:
     
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    Yummymummy, are yours like bruises yet not bruises?? Just asking as mine are huge and colour up all different colours like bruises yet they don't hurt at all. That's why i don't notice them till i'm looking at myself, eg, putting on body lotion etc and then when i see them i'm like 'flippin eck, where's that come from?!'. Think i'll give the vit K a try too as although they don't hurt i look like i've been through the wars somewhat at the moment and i don't think being pale and pasty just after winter helps matters does it!! xx
     
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    I got large bruises when i was ss'ing, but just put it down to being clumsy and not remembering bumping into things! this makes sense though, thanks KD.
     
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    Hi Claire

    Yes i wouldnt of know they were there except like you i find them when i am rubbing in body serum. The one on my foot is massive and my little girl noticed that one!

    They start blue then go brown but do not hurt even if i press on them.

    I am def going to try the Vit k and if it doesnt improve then go to docs if i have to. lol
     
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    Ok, time for me to actually give some serious advice now instead of being silly. Please do see a doctor if the bruising persists for any length of time or the vitamin K doesn't help- though I'm sure it will.

    It is very unlikely, but excessive bruising can a sign of some serious illnesses, including luekemia.
     
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    Yours definately sound the same as mine then Yummymummy!! I'm doing SS+ too so more than just 3 a day.. wierd hey! Not sure if the occasional itchy skin thing i've been having is connected to the bruising.

    Let me know how you get on with the vit K then and i'll get some too and keep you posted with the results... off to boots for me tomorrow xx
     
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    Wow glad this was posted I was the same but never quite knew why. I would sit in the bath and find brusies on my legs and arms that did not hurt and couldn't remember banging into anything! Im happy to report now I have moved to the 1000 plan they have dissapeared :)
     
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