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Hemophilia and Inherited Bleeding Disorders

Bruises

What causes abnormal or easy bruising?

A bruise appears when there is bleeding under the top layer of the skin. Bleeding under the skin usually occurs when small blood vessels tear at the site of an injury. Causes for easy bruising include the following:

When should I worry about having a lot of bruises?

You should talk to your health care provider about bruising if you have the following conditions:

For more information:

Go to the Hemophilia and Inherited Bleeding Disorders health topic, where you can:

Last Reviewed: Dec 05, 2006

Madeline Heffner, BSN, RN
Nurse Coord.
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati