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<p>I bruise very easily for no apparent reason.  Bloodwork has been done and other than an elevated bleeding time, the hematologist found no answers as to why I bruise so easily (I bled a lot during my first pregnancy.. faucet-like nose bleeds).</p>
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<p>I usually don't find out about bruises until after the fact, because I bruise so easily, so I can't go grab an ice pack as soon as it happens, kwim?</p>
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<p>I hate having unsightly bruises, especially in the summer.  I really only get them on my legs, occasionally on my forearms but that's not often.  I'm clumsy and bang up my legs a lot <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;"></span></p>
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<p>On Tuesday I was rushing to get the kids out the door and the cat ran in my path.. I tripped over him and landed on my knees (on our stone tile floor, which is on top of concrete.  ouchhhh!!).  You can guess what my knees look like!  I'm thinking of taking this opportunity to experiment with ways to get bruises to fade sooner.  Any ideas?</p>
 

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<p>I used to bruise easily.  I take a K2 supp, honestly it's at doses that are higher than I could get from food.  There's a group, the vitamin k yahoo group, it's actually autism focused but it has lots of studies on K2 and safety.  DS used to get nosebleeds, I can totally prevent them by giving him K2 and being mindful if I'm giving him fish oil, one of the other users here clued me in that EPA, the omega-3 fatty acid, is also a blood thinner. </p>
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<p>I use Thorne's liquid K2 supp for the kids, and nowadays I can take Carlson's 5mg K2 capsules but say just once a week.  I had to play around with dosage until I found what worked for DS and me.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291381/tricks-for-getting-bruises-to-go-away#post_16184235"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I used to bruise easily.  I take a K2 supp, honestly it's at doses that are higher than I could get from food.  There's a group, the vitamin k yahoo group, it's actually autism focused but it has lots of studies on K2 and safety.  DS used to get nosebleeds, I can totally prevent them by giving him K2 and being mindful if I'm giving him fish oil, one of the other users here clued me in that EPA, the omega-3 fatty acid, is also a blood thinner. </p>
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<p>I use Thorne's liquid K2 supp for the kids, and nowadays I can take Carlson's 5mg K2 capsules but say just once a week.  I had to play around with dosage until I found what worked for DS and me.</p>
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<br><br><p> Cool, I didn't even think of that!  I do eat a ton of green leafy veggies though, but I will look into K2.</p>
 

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<p>I bruise easily, and unfortunately my daughter seems to have that issue too. I've found that Floradix seems to address whatever deficiency it is. Floradix is known as an iron supplement, but it has some other nutrients as well (some B vitamins, if I recall correctly). I don't know what specifically it is, but the Floradix has erased our bruises pretty quickly. I've been tested for anemia and been told my levels were fine, hence my disclaimer that it might not be the iron that is the bottom line for us. I get a bottle and the bruises go away and stay gone for a few months, then I get another bottle when they return. I think we average 2 bottles a year. Just so happens that DD is bruising again, and DH is going to order another bottle tonight.</p>
 

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<p>Arnica oil works well for us if we apply it immediately after the injury.  I've found it actually prevents any bruising, and I've used it on myself and my DD.     </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291381/tricks-for-getting-bruises-to-go-away#post_16184235"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I used to bruise easily.  I take a K2 supp, honestly it's at doses that are higher than I could get from food.  There's a group, the vitamin k yahoo group, it's actually autism focused but it has lots of studies on K2 and safety.  DS used to get nosebleeds, I can totally prevent them by giving him K2 and being mindful if I'm giving him fish oil, one of the other users here clued me in that EPA, the omega-3 fatty acid, is also a blood thinner. </p>
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<p>I use Thorne's liquid K2 supp for the kids, and nowadays I can take Carlson's 5mg K2 capsules but say just once a week.  I had to play around with dosage until I found what worked for DS and me.</p>
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<p>this, and I'd do some cell salts to support.  Bioplasma and ferrum phos probably.</p>
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<p>Once you have the bruises, homeopathic ledum does a great job at helping reabsorb the pooled blood.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Panserbjorne</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291381/tricks-for-getting-bruises-to-go-away#post_16184702"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291381/tricks-for-getting-bruises-to-go-away#post_16184235"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I used to bruise easily.  I take a K2 supp, honestly it's at doses that are higher than I could get from food.  There's a group, the vitamin k yahoo group, it's actually autism focused but it has lots of studies on K2 and safety.  DS used to get nosebleeds, I can totally prevent them by giving him K2 and being mindful if I'm giving him fish oil, one of the other users here clued me in that EPA, the omega-3 fatty acid, is also a blood thinner. </p>
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<p>I use Thorne's liquid K2 supp for the kids, and nowadays I can take Carlson's 5mg K2 capsules but say just once a week.  I had to play around with dosage until I found what worked for DS and me.</p>
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<p>this, and I'd do some cell salts to support.  Bioplasma and ferrum phos probably.</p>
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<p>Once you have the bruises, homeopathic ledum does a great job at helping reabsorb the pooled blood.<br>
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<p>Starting the bioplasma did reduce the amount of K2 I need to give DS and the amount I need to take myself. <br>
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<p>Arnica oil and castor oil over here.</p>
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<p>Were you tested for VonWillebrands? And if you were, keep in mind that when a regular hospital tests for it, they usually do it wrong. And things like stress can give you a false negative. You would need a hematologist who specializes in bleeding disorders to get the test done correctly (and lots of them specialize in only cancer, so you have to look).</p>
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<p>All that said, it's most likely not a bleeding disorder. But I thought I'd give you the info just in case.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Panserbjorne</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291381/tricks-for-getting-bruises-to-go-away#post_16184702"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>tanyalynn</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291381/tricks-for-getting-bruises-to-go-away#post_16184235"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I used to bruise easily.  I take a K2 supp, honestly it's at doses that are higher than I could get from food.  There's a group, the vitamin k yahoo group, it's actually autism focused but it has lots of studies on K2 and safety.  DS used to get nosebleeds, I can totally prevent them by giving him K2 and being mindful if I'm giving him fish oil, one of the other users here clued me in that EPA, the omega-3 fatty acid, is also a blood thinner. </p>
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<p>I use Thorne's liquid K2 supp for the kids, and nowadays I can take Carlson's 5mg K2 capsules but say just once a week.  I had to play around with dosage until I found what worked for DS and me.</p>
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<p>this, and I'd do some cell salts to support.  Bioplasma and ferrum phos probably.</p>
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<p>Once you have the bruises, homeopathic ledum does a great job at helping reabsorb the pooled blood.<br>
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<br><br><p>Fascinating! I am new to cell salts. I started with Bioplasma and ferrum phos. Not for easy bruising, but I do bruise easily! I haven't had any bruises since taking these. Things that make you go... Hmmmmm....  <span><img alt="love.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif"></span></p>
 

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Thanks SO much everyone!  I'll look into those options.  I'm not anemic either btw.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mbravebird</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291381/tricks-for-getting-bruises-to-go-away#post_16184867"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Arnica oil and castor oil over here.</p>
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<p>Were you tested for VonWillebrands? And if you were, keep in mind that when a regular hospital tests for it, they usually do it wrong. And things like stress can give you a false negative. You would need a hematologist who specializes in bleeding disorders to get the test done correctly (and lots of them specialize in only cancer, so you have to look).</p>
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<p>All that said, it's most likely not a bleeding disorder. But I thought I'd give you the info just in case.</p>
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<p>I was tested for Von Willebrands by a hematologist at a University hospital.  Negative.  I have read that it varies based on hormonal changes... so who knows.  Right now my bleeding is fine, but the bruising is ridiculous.<br><br>
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<p>My bruising went away when I quit eating wheat/gluten. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rockportmama</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1291381/tricks-for-getting-bruises-to-go-away#post_16185196"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>My bruising went away when I quit eating wheat/gluten. </p>
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<br><br><p>Interesting. I've been cutting down on wheat specifically since October/November (cutting it out except I wasn't used to having to LOOK at every.single.thing to find it). I had some nasty bruises as late as early December. One was semi-legit from bowling, but my thumb was ridiculously injured from something fairly minor. I used arnica and calendula ointments and st. john's wort infused oil and a few EOs. Bruise was gone before bed (bowling was in evening) and pain was completely gone by morning. Another wicked bruise was from simple gardening, nothing rough at all. I didn't catch it on time for the above mix to work as quickly, but it was still better within 24-36 hours (which is vastly better than before I made my homemade mix).</p>
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<p>Mid-December is when I started taking Bioplasma, but I was eating anything that sounded good because I was so ill that I was barely eating at all. I began taking ferrum phos early this month. I've banged into a few things and zero bruises. I usually get them on my hands and forearms and legs, especially thighs (table height).</p>
 

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<p>Fresh pineapple helps me when I go through a period of time when I bruise easily.  There's an enzyme in fresh pineapple (destroyed by heat, hence not canned) that helps - it also helps ripen the cervix for birth!</p>
 
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