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Why all the sudden would I start to bruise like a peach?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I have always bruised fairly easily. It greatly improved once I started paleo almost 2 yrs ago. In the last week or so I have noticed a big increase again.

I carried some double stacked heavy milk crates down a hill several times last weekend and within 2 hrs had a lot of bruising across the top of my thighs

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Had a workout yesterday and did some elbows, knees, and thai kick drills and now I have small almost broken blood vessel type bruising on the back of my arms and inner thigh and bruising on my shins

http://imageshack.us/a/img443/2459/img20120914090004.jpg

I take 10,000 iu's of vitD a day (because I was previously low) vit K, kelp, and we recently took a break from fish oil and then started back up using cod liver oil liquid supplement instead - 1 teaspoon 5 or so days a week.

blood work in March 2012 was fine except for a little low in Vit D

We are 95% strict paleo

Could the switch to Cod Liver oil be the cause?

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on September 14, 2012
at 08:14 PM

are jorts jean shorts? i'm so out of touch with the lingo.

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:37 PM

Ditto. Paleo hasn't changed how I bruise at all.

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:27 PM

I've bruised easily for as long as I can remember, would be curious to know why.

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on September 14, 2012
at 05:51 PM

yes, the cod liver oil. excess omega-3 can increase increase bruising. something about reducing blood-clotting... i don't remember exactly. the googles will splain.

it happened to me when i was chugging fish-oil last summer. i decided something wasn't right when i got horizontal bruises across my thighs... from my JORTS.

i cut the fish oil, weird bruises stopped.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on September 14, 2012
at 08:14 PM

are jorts jean shorts? i'm so out of touch with the lingo.

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on September 14, 2012
at 01:33 PM

Have you had a CBC lately? You could have a wide variety of things amiss from low platelets to something more serious and sinister. I would check in with your doctor just to make sure everything is ok.

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on September 14, 2012
at 04:37 PM

This does sound like something to check in with your doctor about, since it's unusual for you. Please do and let us know.

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