Bruises like varicose veins/sore to touch skin?

Hi just wondering if anyone gets a kind of sore skin? I get instances where my skin is sore to touch, even my clothes rubbing against it makes me wince a bit. I get it in patches on my thigh, leg, arm and face, it's like a sore stinging sensation. I also get what looks like bruises but aren't, yet are sore like a bruise, but I get them in the same places....such as the back of my calf and they.look like a blue/green varicose vein without the swelling.

At present I have a small one barely visible on my thigh which is also making my skin sore to the touch....it looks like an especially visible blue vein. The skin pain is as if it's a nerve thing?

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  • I do get the sore skin thing and do get a few lumps and bumps that look like bruises. I have pointed them out before especially one that I was convinced was a clot on my arm. I am on Fragmin so I don't worry unduly but if you are concerned that you have anything that could be inflammation or the start of a small clot you should be safe rather than sorry. A&E is always the best place to go and explain to them about your condition or suspected condition and they will do a d-dimer test and quickly see whats what. Never worry you are wasting peoples time.

  • Thanks Apsnotfab, I wouldn't say it particularly concerns me, but I do wonder if it could be related to anything. I suppose you just look for links that could make up a picture y'know....I will see if any of the puzzle pieces fit together when I see Prof Khamashta i suppose, just wondered if it could be related to any other people's symptoms who have APS. Thank you xx

  • Hi. Since I have been on Warfarin, my bruises are very sore to touch. It feels like little needles sticking in them! Sometimes I'm only aware that I have a bruise somewhere when that part of the skin is touched and I get the pin pricking sensation and look to see a big purple area!! It lasts 2 or 3 days and then just goes off. I really don't know why the bruises behave like this, I'm afraid - just know that they do. Y

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