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12/15/2008 09:49 AM

Bruising and RSD??

nikibeth
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Hello, I am new to the group. (I posted an introduction if you would like to know a little more about me Smile )

After speaking with my neurologist ONCE AGAIN... she is starting to agree that she believes my RSD is back Sad

My newest symptom... aside from the severe burning, throbbing pain, that feels as if someone is drilling out from the inside of my hip... I have a HORRIBLE bruise!! I didnt bump or fall into anything, it started as alot of redness and swelling and was very warm and inflamed. My dr sent me to the ER to rule out a joint infection. x-rays and ct scan and ultra sound were normal, but within hours of the onset the redness cooled and turned purple and blue... it looks like someone took a baseball bat to my hip Blink I have experience the cold discoloration in my limbs before... but NEVER anything like this... does any one know if this is another RSD symptom?? The bruising is spreading I have one spot that is bigger than the palm of my hand and another forming that is not quite as big further down on my leg... they do not hurt like bruises, and they look like week old bruises even though they just appeared... the ER was stumped. I go to a pain specialist for the first time on Friday (which I am VERY nervous about because I dont have insurance and I know anything they will want to do will be expensive... not to mention I am still in the process of weaning my 11 month old son, so some meds are just out of the question for another month or so Unsure ) Anyway... sorry for rambling... I guess my question is does anyone know if RSD and this bruising could be related????

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12/15/2008 04:28 PM
skittle0407
 
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I have noticed that I am too bruising all over mysteriously. I don't remember bumping anything and they are appearing on my arms, wrists shoulder and chest. I kept thinking the RSD spread before that but now I wonder too if the bruising is a sign. I hope someone can answer that. I do know another full body rsd patient and she has bruises appear all the time for no reason. But, does anyone know of any research or documentation that I we can provide our drs????? Thanks NIKI for your post!!! Hope you are staying strong, lets talk again soon!!! Denise

12/15/2008 04:35 PM
Fletch2ya
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HI..just a little note.... Bruising is a part of RSD... It is usually the area that is effected by the RSD that bruises... It is the small blood vessels expanding so much that they end up leaking..... causing the bruising....

When my hand was at its worse.... It would turn purple, and black and blue...... all the time.....

Also I am in stage 4 ...

Craig

Post edited by: Fletch2ya, at: 12/15/2008 16:36


12/16/2008 04:42 PM
broken
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you know I had bruising problems my thigh would cramp so bad then bruises would appear I also had what looked like finger print bruises all over my legs the doc(at the time) said that wasn't possible I knew it was thank you for conferming my feelings on this

10/26/2012 03:50 AM
Kim4105
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I too was wondering the same thing, my doctor hasn't definitively diagnosed my RSD but that's what she is thinking and in the last week I've noticed little bruises popping up all over my leg for no apparent reason. This morning there were two on my calf that weren't there last night Sad

10/26/2012 12:41 PM
jkb
 
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Hello, I recently had a spread to my elbow and along with redness and swelling, I got a large area of bruising as well...Jon

10/27/2012 12:44 PM
snoopyemt
 
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Yes bruising is normal because of the abnormal blood flow. Rev might have documentation on this, as she mentioned something about it ont he other thread.

10/28/2012 03:36 PM
Kim4105
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I pointed out the small bruises to my doctor when I was there this past week but she just shrugged it off, the next day I noticed more. They arent large, most of them are about the size of a dime but the point is they are coming out of nowhere.
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