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Spontaneous bleeding from the forearm, has happened twice,

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Spontaneous bleeding from the forearm, has happened twice, in the last two weeks, to my 60 year old wife with no other signs or symptons. She is under the stress of a dying sister.
No other therapy other than Glutathione antoxidant, Vit BCo.
Barrie Haigh
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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she needs to see her GP doctor and get blood testing to check her platelet counts and INR, PT, PTT blood coagulation times.
she is not taking aspirin or coumadin?
does the bleeding stop?
is she picking at her skin?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Gillian Haigh
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
too complex for apple machine
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
you did attach a photo of a black dog.
I am on an apple macbook air.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
try second one
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
thank you
that looks like a bruise and trauma from a scratch on the left arm.
she could have done that in her sleep.
she needs neosporin on that and a large bandage to help keep from infection.
the blood is clotting and the bleeding has stopped.
that should heal in a few more weeks.
I am sorry for your wife's loss. she must be still grieving.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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