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Does anyone else bruise ridiculously easily? I feel like every time I look at my legs lately, I have a new bruise. Right now, I can count 9. 3 on my left leg and 4 on my right. And I have no recollection of doing anything to cause them. I'm wondering if this is just another odd dysautonomia related thing or not. 

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Me too! Thin blood as well even though I don't take blood thinners or use nsaids. I am checking with hematology to find out why.

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Actually bruising easily is one of innumerable mast cell activation syndrome/disorder symptoms. When mast cells degranulate one of the many chemicals released is heparin which is a blood thinner. Many people with dysautonomia have a co-existing mast cell disorder. Definitely something worth being evaluated for as much of the treatment is OTC and for some can potentially eliminate or reduce the symptom severity.

http://www.mastattack.org/2014/10/mcas-blood-bone-marrow-and-clotting/

This is basically a condensed down version of Dr. Afrins more comprehensive article. He has written a few books on the subject as well. If you google mast cell activation syndrome or disorder you'll find a lot of information on the subject.

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I also bruise SO easily it's ridiculous!  I am almost always anemic, even with iron supplements, which I believe is part of my problem, along with the low blood volume issues that come with my POTS.  But it is interesting that @Psalm 23 brings up mast cell activation syndrome.  I honestly think that I have this as well as the dysautonomia, though I haven't been tested for it.  It does seem like so many people have both!

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You are not alone.  I have so many, I know people think i am abused. 

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Yup, I bruise super easily. From what I've been told it's probably related to my Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder.

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