Top 15 Common Questions About Leukemia

Why do I bruise so easily & When to worry about bruises in adults?

Easy bruising is often a problem with blood clotting, which may be caused by several diseases, including mild liver function alterations, severe hepatitis, inherited blood clotting problems, and leukemia. If you start bruising easily, it is very likely your doctor will order a few tests to find out why. Certain blood cell count abnormalities may alarm doctors and they will start investigating your case. Around 50% of patients with leukemia have hemorrhagic manifestations such as bruising easily or slow wound healing. So, if you have any of these and other signs and symptoms of leukemia, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

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