easy bruising for years, no cause has been found yet?

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im 30. since i was a little child i always got bruised easily. my parents took me to many docs when i was a baby and a teen and they said 'sensitive skin'. later on they said i have slightly high platelets (always around 450,000)-my  bone marrow biopsy and jak2 mutation was normal. i kept on bruising from even carrying bags or playing tennis. they checked me for all types of hemophilia, nothing found. first test showed just slightly low factor 10(45%), second test showed normal factor 10 and slightly low factor 4(47%) with normal vwd....then another time everything was normal and my vwd was not reacting to...restocetin or something. All tests had totally different results. During my gallbladder removal i didnt bleedat all!. During tooth extraction i had to have stitches cos the bleeding wouldnt stop. My pt and ptt are always normal........

But i bruise non stop... Does anyone have heard of any type of bruising that wouldnt fit in the tests i already had? or...if you have any idea im happy to hear

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    As I have Von Willebrand's factor VIII the bleeding can vary due to the amount of Vitamin K3 and cooper in your body; as these are the necessary requirements your body needs for making collagen. Eating foods high in Vitamin K3 and copper  will help or even Liquid Chorophyll  from your health food store. I bruised easily as a child and on occasion now due to perimenopause. If  bleeding occurs under the skin where the site of bruising is use ice, such as a packet of frozen peas for 20 minutes; otherwise ask your doctor for a prescription of tranexamic acid tablets (also known as Cyklokapron)  to take before you have minor surgery such as teeth extraction or heavy bleeds under the skin. Plus you should always have this medication on hand if you have Von Willebrand's in case of medical emergencies  

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      Another lab showed i dont have von willebrands. Everytime i get tested for a bleeding disorder its always a totally different result, which is weird. My pt and ptt are normal so i cant really take any meds for bleeding. But it would be really nice to know why i have so many fluctuations with blood tests and whats the truth. So far 4 different hospitals have given me different results. 
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    Your may need to be genetically screened at your Haemophilia clinic or been seen by a specialised haemotologist. There's even a slight possibility of Ehlers Danos disease. Also in general just get your regular G.P. to test your blood for vitamin K1,K2, K3 and K4 plus your copper levels and a zinc taste test. Sometimes it the simple things that can be overlooked.   People don't realise how painful this can be. As a child just going for walks I would get bruised internally in my ankles and wrists just by the motion of swinging action of my arms. Parents realised there was something more serious going on so ended up been seen by a Specialised Paeditrician where I was also diagnosed with Reye's Syndrome (which means your allergic to salicylates, aspirin, E colours in foods,etc) so was put onto a specific low salicylate diet and  plus Von Willebrand's.


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