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Bleeding under skin

Bleeding under skin: Introduction

Any type of bleeding under the skin is a potential medical emergency because it may be a hemorrhagic rash that is caused by meningococcal septicemia (i.e. an extremely dangerous complication of meningococcal disease) or other severe hemorrhagic fevers (e.g. dengue fever). Although a local bleed under the skin in one location could simply be a bruise from a local injury, this type of skin bleeding needs immediate professional medical diagnosis because of the life-threatening possibilities....more »

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Causes of Bleeding under skin:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bleeding under skin. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Bleeding under skin

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Causes of Types of Bleeding under skin:

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Bleeding under skin: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Bleeding under skin, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Bleeding under skin Treatments

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Stories from Users for Bleeding under skin

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Message Boards for Bleeding under skin

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Diagnostic tests for Bleeding under skin:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Bleeding under skin. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for petechial body rash (pinhead size red rash) which is common in any disorder that might cause thrombocytopenia (reduced platelets), platelet dysfunction or vasculitis
    • Examine for bruises which may suggest Hemophilia, Christmas disease, platelet disorders or disseminated intravascular coagulation
    • Examine for bleeding gums - if bleeding gums is present with skin bruises suggests platelet disorders or disseminated intravascular coagulation.
  • more tests...»

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Medications or substances causing Bleeding under skin:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Bleeding under skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Bleeding under skin: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Bleeding under skin may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bleeding under skin

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Bleeding under skin. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Bleeding under skin: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Bleeding under skin

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition...read more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen by physicians for this reason...read more »

Bleeding under skin: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Bleeding under skin:

The list of organs typically affected by Bleeding under skin may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Bleeding under skin

The list below shows some of the causes of Bleeding under skin mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Bleeding under skin?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bleeding under skin. Of the 90 causes of Bleeding under skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 80 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bleeding under skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Bleeding under skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Bleeding under skin Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Bleeding under skin based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Bleeding under skin?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Bleeding under skin, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Bleeding under skin:

    Subtypes of Bleeding under skin:

    Bleeding under the skin (7 causes), Ecchymosis (47 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Bleeding under skin:

    Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Bleeding under skin:

    Skin rash (461 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Bleeding (1783 causes), Hemorrhagic rash (7 causes), Hemorrhagic disorders, Skin bleeding, Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Bruising (348 causes), Clotting symptoms (301 causes), Injury or trauma, Allergic reaction (49 causes), Autoimmune disorders, Viral infection or illness affecting blood coagulation, Thrombocytopenia (422 causes), Medical treatment, Including radiation and chemotherapy, Antiplatelet medications such as clopidogrel (Plavix), Bruise (ecchymosis), Birth (petechiae in the newborn)

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