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Question: blood clots in my skin


 brattymac - Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:04 pm

I've been getting raised bumps on my thighs and pelvic area that resemble cystic acne (friend had it in high school) but become swollen to the point where I HAVE to lancet them to relieve the pressure. If squeezed even slightly, they bleed somewhere between a teaspoon and a tablespoon worth of blood and quite often have a large blood clot somewhere in the mix. I'm planning on seeing a doctor soon for this, but in the meantime I'm wondering if anyone knows what could be causing this? There is a bleeding disorder in my family on my mother's side but I can't remember what it's called. It presents as red spots on the skin and hemorrhagic nose bleeds. I don't have all the symptoms of this and so have not been diagnosed. I also have the Implanon method of birth control (forgot to put this on my medical history form when registering for the site). Can anyone help? Is this even a dermatological issue or should I seek elsewhere?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:58 pm

User avatar Hello,Before venturing any diagnosis one can only give an educated guess.There is history of hypermobility and family ho of Ehlers-Danlos.Easy bruising is an associated symptom with this syndrome and it needs to be thougt of.But in the absence of other findings like laxity of skin, unlikely.The other condition with nose bleeds and telangiectatic spots could have been Hereditary haemorrhagic telangectasia in the family.But you do not have any skin spots conforming to that.It is quite possible for normal people to bleed like this if a furuncle is squeezed with pressure.Do get your blood workup to rule out bleeding and clotting disorders.Best wishes.

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