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Re: spontaneous ecchymosis or brusing lower extremities
Posted by Stephanie on 6/22/2009, 7:59 pm, in reply to "spontaneous ecchymosis or brusing lower extremities"
: Hi...I'm wondering if anyone else has
: experienced sudden (no pain)
: bleeding of lower leg or arm
: resulting in large bruises or a
: series of smaller ones spordically.
: I'm now 54 and the first event was
: last August and have had 4
: since...(the hospital obviously did
: not believe they happened quickly
: and a neigbor alerted me...and they
: obviously thought I was a
: hypochondriac as my diagnos was
: 'anxiety'and they refused any blood
: or other tests. Will it worsen as I
: age? My geneticist says there is
: only 1 other lady in 100 of us in
: Calgary doing this same thing in her
: feet. Noone seems to know why but my
: theory is (as he says all Type III
: Classical have low b.p. and mine
: goes very very low quite often) that
: maybe when it spikes up the faulty
: or 'stretchy' veins burst from
: internal b.p. pressure and weakened
: vein/capillary collagen. Some are
: quite large and appear on both lower
: back calves in the same spot...just
: now got one huge one on upper back
: of right arm. Am startng to worry as
: it's happening more often and noone
: can tell me 'why' or if it will get
: worse...(hi Veena if you read this!)
: Patty in Edmonton, Alberta
Hi Patty! I too have had what you are expressing over a long period of time. The small ecchymosis did not concern me until recently on a trip to the beach. I was LYING on my back in the sun when my husband noticed that within the short time that i was lying there, blood started to pool in my heels and they look awful. They do not hurt though! I too have also had the same symptoms w/ the blood pressure as well. Sometimes it can be 80 something over 60 something and other times it can be "normal". (I however am in my thirties) I am currently awaiting blood results and i will keep you posted. Please, if you would, do the same for me. This long ongoing symptom of "somthing" has got to have a name.
Hopeful in the Carolinas....
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