Asked by: Chenyang Kokkali
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th March, 2020

Why do I get purple bruises on my hands?

Bruising on the back of a person's hands and arms is fairly common. When it occurs, dermatologists refer to it as, 'actinic purpura,' 'Bateman's purpura,' or, 'solar purpura. These red or purple discolorations on the skin do not blanch on applying pressure. They are caused by bleeding underneath the skin.

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In respect to this, what causes bruising on top of hands?

Sudden unexplained bruising or blood spots under the skin or a sudden increase in the frequency of bruising may be caused by: A medicine , such as aspirin or blood thinners ( anticoagulants ). Infection that causes the buildup of toxin in the blood or tissues (sepsis ).

Similarly, what could be the cause of unexplained bruising? People who have fair skin often bruise easily. Drinking alcohol can make you more prone to easy bruising and bumping into things. Bruising occasionally indicates a more serious medical condition. Vitamin C or K deficiency, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia or Von Willebrand disease, or cancer can cause bruising.

Herein, what causes purple bruising on the skin?

Over time, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays weakens the connective tissues that hold the blood vessels in their place. This weakness makes the blood vessels fragile, which means that even after a minor bump, red blood cells can leak into the deeper layers of the skin, causing the distinctive purpura to appear.

Can unexplained bruising be a sign of cancer?

One of the general symptoms that some people with blood cancer experience is frequent bruising or easily bleeding. The bruising that occurs as a side effect of some blood cancers may appear as bruises without a clear reason. That is, bruising that occurs without trauma to that part of the body.

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