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I have recently started bruising very badly on my arms. They become red/purple at the slightest knock. No problems elsewhere on body.

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The Answer

To evaluate and assess the bruises to your arms you would need to see your Doctor. This is because there may be many reasons for bruising, including some medications. Your GP will know your past medical history and will therefore be able to eliminate known factors. They will also be able to order blood tests if necessary.

You are right to question any changes to your body such as this, and seeing your GP is always the correct first step. We hope this helps and wish you well.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.

 

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