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It’s the age of COVID-19 and any mark, rash, bruise or aches in your body have you questioning whether you’ve been infected. 

While the COVID rash may look similar to random bruising, there are other reasons you could have painless bruises that seem to appear on your body for no reason. 

You aren’t eating right

A nutrient deficiency is one of the most common causes of bruising.

According to Healthline a vitamin c or an iron deficiency can make you bruise easily, so easily in fact that you might not even notice yourself getting injured and not know where or when you got bruised. 

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You might not even know you have diabetes but small signs like bruising, constant thirst frequent urination and constant hunger may be signs that you are diabetic. 

Diabetes not only impacts your blood sugar but according to medical daily it also impacts your blood circulation and causes hyperglycemia which damages blood vessels and can contribute to bruises randomly appearing on your body with no known cause. 

Ageing can make you more susceptible to bruising

If you need another reason to be worried about thinning skin, here it is. As you age your skin and the tissue that protects your blood vessels becomes thinner. 

According to WebMD, this means you will bruise easily and may overlook the causes of your bruises because similar things had not bruised your skin before or do not seem like something that could cause a bruise. 

Medication and thinner blood

Medication, especially medication is taken to thin the blood and disperse blood clots could make your bruise easier. 

Anti-inflammatory medicines and steroids like prednisone. 

While this is normal, according to the University of Michigan, you should consult with your doctor to determine whether the rate of bruising is normal.

What if you have to bruise with COVID-19 symptoms?

Although it has been a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, having symptoms of COVID-19 is still frightening. 

Although bruising isn’t a common symptom of COVID-19, according to the British journal of dermatology it cannot be ruled out completely as there is already evidence that COVID-19 affects the skin and blood vessels. 


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