Hi, does anyone with ET suffer from sudden bruises appearing when as far as you know you haven't knocked yourself. My left leg has developed large bruises down the front from my knee to ankle. Also a marked effect. My right leg is fine. I was diagnosed in July but Hydroxy stopped at moment as I'm starting 3 weeks Radiotherapy on Monday for breast cancer. Fran
Bruising badly with ET: Hi, does anyone with ET... - MPN Voice
Hi Fran, I do too, I had an unexplained bruise of nearly 3 x 2 inches on my inner calf recently. I’ve had ET 12 years & am Jak2 negative, I take aspirin for it. My oncologist said it’s just part of having ET so no worries. Took over 3 weeks to go too. Wishing you good luck with your treatment on Monday xx
Hello there, Dave from Wisconsin USA here. I was diagnosed 5 years ago with Primary Myelofibrosis at age 59; my brother has ET. I began noticing bruising on my arms and abdomen that would appear for no reason or with a very low impact i.e. leaning against the edge of a kitchen counter top. What I understand from discussing this with one of my hematologists it that this will occur with very low platelet levels. She has also ordered two coagulation time tests (PT/INR & Partial Thromboplastin Time) for when I have my quarterly blood labs drawn next week. There is a concern in my case with prolonged internal bleeding should I have a mishap such as falling off of a ladder.
Oh you poor thing. You’ve loads to deal with.
I went through a stage of a slight know resulted in big bruises. I contacted my blood nurse because I had recently started anagrelide in addition to hydroxicarbomide. I was advised to stop taking Turmeric. I’ve noticed a huge difference in the amount of bruises I now carry
Sending you much strength hugs to you especially for the next 3 weeks
You were asking on the bruising
I have bruises on my arms and my legs that appear for unknown reasons also
I have noticed when my white count is low I tend to bruise quite a bit more
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