Unexplained Bruising And Sore Joints?

Ever since I came back from my trip to Oklahoma a few weeks ago I have been finding unexplained bruises on my body in the most random places. I had a couple just below the knuckle of my thumb, on my lower palm area, the side of my knee, on my leg and other random places. Some of them are explained, some of them are weird.

Some just look brownish and the aren’t tender an I think it’s really weird and I read in a book somewhere that bruising could be sign of some disease i think it was leukemia but i’m not sure. I didn’t think much of it because I did rigorous activity in OK. I have been working a lot lately and I have to do a lot.

I’ve also had some pretty sore joints around my ankles and wrists sometimes my elbows. My ankles would feel weird like they need to be popped or stretched or something but it doesnt work it just feels sore and like its being lightly pulled out of joint. My wrist have been doing it lately too.

A couple weeks ago when they were sore i was at the theater and when i was using the rail to pull me up as i took two steps at i time and that didnt help it at all it felt like someone was tugging on it really hard. like pulling it out of joint. i’m only 18 i dont know whats going on and im concerned about my sore joints. it might be nothing, might be that im not as active as i used to be but its been coming and going for awile now.

I’ve also been really tired lately even when i get 9 or 10 hours. Normally I cant sleep past 10 but today i slept till 1. it could be that i’ve been working a lot or my sleeping schedule is off and i’m not going to bed till 3 or 4 now. even at that i wake up at 10.

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  1. Reivynn, 10 January, 2010

    When you see your doctor (which you really should), have him/her consider Henoch-Schonlein Purpura, also known as Anaphylactoid Purpura or HSP. This causes what appears to be bruising around the joints (wrists, ankles, knees and hips) also around the buttocks. Sometimes a rash will appear as well. This tends to show up after some sort of respiratory infection, even if it was a mild one that didn’t affect you much. The "bruising" at you joints progress just like regular bruising, but usually at a slightly faster pace, going from light looking to dark within just hours. HSP can, but not always, cause damage to the liver, so this is why you should see your doctor.

    My son was diagnosed with HSP when he was 6 months old. I had to go to several doctors before they could figure out what was wrong. CPS was nearly called even because of the severe "bruising". Basically, how it was explained to me, was that it is kind of an allergic reaction to the respiratory infection. It causes the capillaries near the joints to burst (bruising) and can cause rash and discomfort in the legs and joints, and even stomach upset. It can be a simple thing that passes in about a month or so, but you need to be checked just in case for liver issues. If you are disgnosed, you also have to be careful of future respiratory illness, as a 2nd round can be harder on the body. After my son’s reaction, he has gone the last 4 years with no new signs, and no 2nd reaction.

    As for the exhaustion, have them check your iron level, if it’s low, it can cause this.

  2. eir, 10 January, 2010

    i’d go to the doctor and have some blood tests done.

  3. love Michael Jackson R.I.P, 10 January, 2010

    I think you should go to your doctor and get to find out what is wrong.
    Yes unexplained bruising is a sign of leukemia so you should go and get a blood test.
    Another disease you could have is lupus because sore and swollen joints among other things are one of the main symptoms.
    A fever, fatigue and rash are also other main symptoms but not all people with lupus have these symptoms.
    90% of people with lupus are women. Lupus is an autoimmune disease which means something goes wrong with your immune system. It can affect all areas of the body and may cause unexplained bruising because it can affect the blood and the platelets which are the cells which cause the blood to clot.
    Please look at this website:
    http://arthritis.about.com/od/lupus/a/guidetolupus_2.htm because it has a list of the symptoms
    It may not be lupus just a suggestion, but you should go to a doctor so they can diagnose you properly.

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