I have occasionally seen posts about bruising caused by Apixaban, and rather more posts about the possibility of internal bleeding, with serious associated health risks, especially when bleeding occurs in the brain. I have been taking Apixaban for several months to reduce the probability of a second stroke. My experience with this drug is that I do not get bruising, and whenever I cut myself the blood seems to clot easily. For this reason I asked for a blood clotting test, and was informed subsequently that the result was "satisfactory". At the time the blood sample was taken I was not asked when I took the last Apixaban tablet. (It was actually between three and four hours earlier.) I meet the age and weight criteria for taking this drug at the usual dose, but sometimes I wonder whether the drug is actually doing anything! I am hoping for an interesting discussion on this topic.