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I recently discovered a darkened red blotch on the inner of

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I recently discovered a darkened red blotch on the inner of my left forearm, which has almost gone. However, the same kind of blotch has appeared on my wrist, just above the thumb. I do weights about 3/4 times per week. It doesn't hurt, but when I apply pressure it feels like how a bruise does.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

These are bruises.

Dr. D.J. :

They are seen if you have low platelet count, or some type of bleeding disorder.

Dr. D.J. :

Certain medications like aspirin also can cause this.

Dr. D.J. :

Certain supplements containing tryptophan and serotonin also can increase the bruising risk.

Customer:

I've never had them before while doing weights.

Dr. D.J. :

Hence, you should consider some blood tests including complete blood count, liver function test, prothrombine time ( PT/INR), partial thromboplastine time ( aPTT).

Customer:

I have been taking protein shakes lately, and vitamin B and omega 3 supplements of late.

Customer:

I had a blood test and the doctors said I am slightly anaemic

Dr. D.J. :

Ok -that can cause this commonly.

Dr. D.J. :

omega 3 can also cause bruises

Dr. D.J. :

So this is likely supplement related.

Dr. D.J. :

You may discontinue the supplement.

Dr. D.J. :

And weight lifting does increase the risk of bruises by putting pressure on the skin blood vessels.

Dr. D.J. :

nothing serious.

Customer:

That's good then, I was worried about something serious.

Customer:

Would it be wise to stop the supplements?

Dr. D.J. :

Yes you can --

Dr. D.J. :

you should see improvement gradually.

Dr. D.J. :

little bit of bruising is not bad.

Customer:

I had a well man test and they tested my blood for everything, so I know it's not an infection.

Customer:

thanks for your help :)

Dr. D.J. :

no this is not an infection

Dr. D.J. :

very welcome

Dr. D.J. :

It was my pleasure to help you today.
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Customer:

I will do sir

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