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small bruises in almost exact same spot on both arms????

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2010 at 12:32 AM

I have a nickel sized bruise on both my upper left and right arms. i have no idea what caused them. i remember years ago when i was on the zone diet i started to bruise easily after 4 months. this is my 8th month of paleo and this is starting. last sunday i worked out hard- could it have been related to that?

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:55 PM

I bruise easily too, 1 month in. Lost maybe 9#, maybe that's it.

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on July 03, 2010
at 11:16 PM

Fe and K and D intake all good Eat plenty of fish but don't pop pills other than d

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on July 03, 2010
at 11:13 PM

I do not bruise easily . I had at least 2 hard collisions and no bruising from them, and no weight to lose, I've been athletic slim a long time now. Fat intake high, low carb.

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on July 02, 2010
at 07:22 PM

that's good news.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 22, 2010
at 12:36 AM

no i wasn't taking fish oil. i think it was with either not enough k or not enough fe. now i'm supplementing with both. no more bruises.

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on April 03, 2010
at 10:06 AM

This could coincide with my answer below - the blood vessels will not have so much padding around them (fat) and will be far more fragile......

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on April 03, 2010
at 12:42 AM

i just used google and found this: "Dieters who have lost a substantial amount of weight are also at risk of developing bruises. This is due to the fact that they have many capillaries that were needed to supply blood to their body, but that body is no longer there, leaving the capillaries exposed."

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33b6c516904a967ef8ecb30f1dbd8cf2

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on April 03, 2010
at 09:43 AM

If you bruise easily, it may be that your subcutaneous fat layer is too thin (this should not be confused with internal fat around the organs - many overweight people have very 'thin' skin).

If you are on the paleo diet and eating plenty of good quality saturated fat, then your skin's fat layers should be repairing themselves gradually. It takes time. When I was a vegetarian I would bruise frequently and deeply, (I had my subcutaneous fat layer measured by a doctor and it was very thin) but after about a year into eating lots of saturated fat I stopped bruising so badly and would not feel so cold. Of course, I still have a knock now and then, but the bruising tends to be smaller and lighter.

Every month I go through a 'clumsy phase' and bump into things more often than usual - the edge of beds, car doors etc. Perhaps you could keep an eye on when you are bruising and see if it happens in a rhythm which coincides with your monthly cycle. I am convinced it is to do with the phases of the moon.....but then again, I am sure there is a more rational explanation......

Another old wives' tale says that if you have suddenly become more clumsy.....you are pregnant ;)

13db020c06c22c2f8b129034ddc013e4

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on May 16, 2011
at 08:55 PM

I bruise easily too, 1 month in. Lost maybe 9#, maybe that's it.

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on April 03, 2010
at 01:07 AM

Do you supplement with vitamin D and K? K is responsible for blood clotting. I was bruising easily until I started taking K. Use the gels or drops. They are fat soluble so it makes more sense to get them delivered through fat.

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on June 21, 2010
at 12:12 AM

I got these when I was paleo-pescatarian. Excess omega-3 can cause this. Are you taking fish oil? It's one of the most common side effects.

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on June 22, 2010
at 12:36 AM

no i wasn't taking fish oil. i think it was with either not enough k or not enough fe. now i'm supplementing with both. no more bruises.

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on June 20, 2010
at 08:34 PM

I bruise easier myself because I ain't sitting on the couch all day.

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on July 03, 2010
at 11:12 PM

I played hard ultimate for a solid 3-4 hours today, have a small bruise on center forward forearms, no contact, same spot on both arms

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on July 03, 2010
at 11:16 PM

Fe and K and D intake all good Eat plenty of fish but don't pop pills other than d

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 03, 2010
at 11:13 PM

I do not bruise easily . I had at least 2 hard collisions and no bruising from them, and no weight to lose, I've been athletic slim a long time now. Fat intake high, low carb.

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on June 23, 2010
at 04:53 AM

I also bruise much easier on Paleo. Im also taking vitamin K and D3 and high dose fish oil. I can bruise just by pinching my love handles. I doubt its the fat loss as Ive only dropped 6 pounds and I wasnt that big to begin with. I used to never bruise and it would take a really hard hit to make one show up.

Update: I no longer am easy to bruise. I don't know why the change but I'm back to how I originally was, difficult to bruise. Still eat Paleo for all meals, only cheat is dark chocolate, Greek yogurt or sometimes frozen yogurt.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 02, 2010
at 07:22 PM

that's good news.

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