bruises not fading?

on 7/7/11 2:56 am
different question on bruising - I have one from IV site in hospital and one from just before surgery that still have not gone away. Is this also from a lack of vitamin K?
on 7/7/11 3:07 am - NE
I have the same problem...will be interesting to hear the answer. 
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on 7/7/11 3:16 am
It may be... or dehydration or not enough proteins or not enough copper.. or ....any other minerals.

It is a part of healing.

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Suzanne Gottschalk
on 7/7/11 3:43 am - Columbia, MO
RNY on 06/07/11 with
I had surgery 6/7 and my bruises were with me until the 3 week mark! I think it's just all part of our bodies adjusting and us figuring out what we need.
on 7/7/11 4:10 am
My surgery was May 10th so its been way longer than 3 weeks.
Dave Chambers
on 7/7/11 4:25 am - Mira Loma, CA
RNY on 05/10/06 with

My surgical bruises healed quite fast.  But I began having severe bruising in my arms, without any major trauma to cause them.  I began by supplementing with one vitamin K supplement (besides what was in my multi), and noted some improvement over the next 10 days or so. I bumped it up to two of the small K pilled supplements daily, and now I rarely see any bruising, UNLESS I've had some major trauma (like carrying heavy objects, falling down, running into furniture or walls, etc.).  So it appears the vitamin K helps me with this issue. The bruising became very noticeable around 2 1/2 to 3 years, and now at 5 years any buises are small. Prior to using the K supplement, I often had bruises the size of silver dollars on my arms.  Bruises today tend to me smaller than a dize, unless I had trauma to my arms.  Surgical nurse that works with my surgeon suggested to use it, and it appears to work fine. DAVE

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on 7/7/11 11:25 am - FL
 I have one big bruise on my forearm from where the iv blew my vein and you can still see the bruise and the sides of my legs from giving myself fragmin i still have bruised looking spots and my surgery was back in march. I just figured the bruise on my arm was from how the veing blew it caused it too actually burn my skin the saline and scab up in some places and my skin peel off so figured it just damaged my skin. the legs is weird the *bruises* are still visible
Cicerogirl, The PhD

on 7/7/11 11:41 am - OH
Keep in mind that 1) some bruises are simply deeper than others and take longer to heal, 2) your body is busy healing all the SERIOUS "injuries" from the surgery, and 3) it is trying to do it with VERY little nutrition coming in, so healing may well take longer than usual.

Nothing to worry about.


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on 7/7/11 11:49 am - FL
 oh and i might want to add with an iron level of 4 im sure it doesn't help the bruises i have and i get on a constant basis. I can't wait to see how my iron is this month when i go for my follow up
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