The bruises and hematomas on my arms and legs have gotten worse

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I was a sun lover for many many years. I understand the damage it has caused . However, the amount and the extent of the bleeding under the skin is frightening . My shin can barely be touched by something and you can see the blood under the skin start moving down my legs. My hematoma I have right now almost covers the entire front part of my shin . I'm really at a loss at what to do or who to see. Does anyone relate to this excessive amount of bleeding under the skin?? I have even seen a hematologist to check clotting, platelets , etc... said all tests were normal . Help please !

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    Sorry to hear of your problems. Have you got Vasculitis? Are you taking Steroids/Warfarin?

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      Dave I didn't see a category that related to my concerns so I just put vasculitis. It's the extreme bleeding under the skin that spreads from the slightest touch to an 8" x 8" area in under 5 minutes. You can actually watch it as it flows down and spreads all over. It doesn't bleed on the outside... Just under the skin.


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      Ok - what meds are you taking. Your symptoms are not recognised as Vasculitis but could be side effector meds. I take Warfarin and that causes bruising. Cheers. Dave
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      Thanks for ur input Dave . I'm thinking it might be the medication

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    Have you found anything yet since this post?

    I can relate!  I’ve been experiencing the same for over a year and have found no cause or relief.  I washed my face & neck yesterday with a face cloth and now look like I was beaten up.  And my neck looks like a big hickey.  Really?  Not very attractive.

    I’ve been tested by blood cancer specialists and hematologists and everything comes back normal.  

    If I cut myself, I bleed a lot.

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