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I have recently noticed that i have developed bruises on my

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I have recently noticed that i have developed bruises on my arm and legs without any cause. In this last month my arm and legs muscles have started to twitch. I feel nauseous and fever for a few minutes from time to time. Please can you tell me what could be the cause.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
The most common cause of this would be an electrolyte imbalance or a thyroid disorder
Thyroid disorders can cause muscle spasms, bruising and nausea.
I would get a blood test for thyroid
Also, electrolyte or blood count problems could cause this too. Especially anemia which is common in young females.
So you could be anemic
i recommend a blood panel from your GP. Make sure blood counts, thyroid and electrolytes are included
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your answer. Could it be related to kidney function
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Yes, it could be.
that would be included in the electolytes
sorry about the late reply
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
This last 7 months i have been eating a lot of salt and since i started doing this that i have noticed this problem so is it more likely to be a kidney problem
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I would think more electrolyte related
I'm sorry this is happening.
It must be scary
But there is no question you need some blood work or we are just speculating.
Kidney, electrolytes, anemia, thyroid are the most common. Blood work will tell the culprit
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for your answers. I would like to see my gp in 11days after my exam. Is that okay if i do that
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
yes that is fine. Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it.
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