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Bruises or blood spots under the skin and abnormal bleeding

Signs of abnormal bleeding include:

Unexplained bruises or blood spots under the skin and abnormal bleeding may mean that your blood is not clotting normally. This can be caused by:

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  • A medicine, such as aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and blood-thinning medicines. Other medicines that can cause bleeding include some antibiotics and medicine to treat heart problems, cancer, depression, anxiety, and allergies.
  • A bleeding disorder, such as hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease or thrombocytopenia.
  • Malnutrition, such as deficiencies of vitamins B12, C, or K, or folic acid.
  • Widespread infection (sepsis).
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases, such as lupus.
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis.
  • Some types of cancer, such as lymphoma, leukemia, or multiple myeloma.
Author Jan Nissl, RN, BS
Editor Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Associate Editor Tracy Landauer
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology
Last Updated May 6, 2009

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Last Updated: May 06, 2009
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