Bruising on arms/legs

Posted by mothertheresa3 @mothertheresa3, Sep 19 6:29am

Anyone POST-Covid AND Moderna vaccinated experiencing bruising in the arms and legs?

Hi @mothertheresa3 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We’re a community based forum of members just like you who come together to share their stories and experiences to help each other out but we can’t diagnose or offer treatments.

You sure do have a lot of bruising going on. Considering this is Post-covid and post-vaccine, have you had a CBC (complete blood count) to test your blood. We’ve had several members reporting that following having Covid or the vaccine that their hemoglobin (red blood count) and iron levels have dropped causing anemia. Anemia can be a cause of unexplained and frequent bruising,
Have you felt more tired that usual?

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@loribmt

Hi @mothertheresa3 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We’re a community based forum of members just like you who come together to share their stories and experiences to help each other out but we can’t diagnose or offer treatments.

You sure do have a lot of bruising going on. Considering this is Post-covid and post-vaccine, have you had a CBC (complete blood count) to test your blood. We’ve had several members reporting that following having Covid or the vaccine that their hemoglobin (red blood count) and iron levels have dropped causing anemia. Anemia can be a cause of unexplained and frequent bruising,
Have you felt more tired that usual?

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Yes, I have had bloodwork done. No signs of anemia, but component IRON results are little higher than normal range.
ALT (SGPT) high range

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I currently suspect PREDNISONE might be causing the bruising.
Trying with Dr to confirm.

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Hi @mothertheresa3 thought you might like some reference info about bruising after the vaccine: "Learn about side effects of COVID-19 vaccines after the first or second dose. … Leg swelling; Easy bruising or tiny red spots on the skin beyond the …" — What are the vaccines' side effects? – Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine-side-effects
– A Small Number of People Developed This Rare Blood Disorder After Getting a COVID Vaccine—Here's What to Know: https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/rare-blood-disorder-covid-vaccine-thrombocytopenia

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@mothertheresa3

I currently suspect PREDNISONE might be causing the bruising.
Trying with Dr to confirm.

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Yes, did mention to Dr, but now possibly beginning a third bout of bruising and NO medication prescribed this time. 🤔

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@mothertheresa3

Yes, did mention to Dr, but now possibly beginning a third bout of bruising and NO medication prescribed this time. 🤔

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Beginning of spots, most times the spots start small, possibly not noticeable initially if not looking, then some turn larger and more quantity.

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