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Is this band related? Protein related? I have bruises on my upper thighs and no injury, no explanation. I get at least 60 grams of protein a day, but not much meat.< /span>

Any idea what might be behind these mystery bruises?

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Is it possible that you may be sleepwalking? I had the same problem for years and would wonder what the heck was going on. I had bruises on my arms and legs from walking into things.

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Is it possible that you may be sleepwalking? I had the same problem for years and would wonder what the heck was going on. I had bruises on my arms and legs from walking into things.

No...my husband is a light sleeper and he would know, even if I didn't.

I'm not a drinker, either. (I understand that people who consume large quantities of alcohol bruise easily.)

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Hey carlene, I know that increased bruising can be due to Iron deficiency. Do you take an Iron supplement? I take a Flinstones complete Vitamin a day. Just a thought/suggestion. I hope thats all it is.

I don't take iron and wondered if that could be the cause. I'm not even very good about taking my Vitamin. One of the many reasons I did not have bypass surgery. I would have died from not taking my supplements.

I've also been having cramps in my legs at night.

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Hmm well it sounds like you might be vitamin/mineral deficient. Try taking a Flinstones and a Calcium daily, it might do wonders for you. I know if I don't take calcium my legs ACHE at night. I swear I can feel my body trying to suck the calcium out of my bones.

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Hi Carlene!

I used to get bruises on my thigh too. I found it was was from table that stuck out & I kept hitting my leg on it everytime I walked by. It never hurt & I didn't realize it was making a bruise until one day when I walked by & went - "Hey, this table is it!!!!!" I moved the table & never got any more bruises.

Okay, so this may NOT be your problem!! But, I thought I'd put it out there anyway. Do you have a table that sticks out?!?!

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Hi Carlene!

I used to get bruises on my thigh too. I found it was was from table that stuck out & I kept hitting my leg on it everytime I walked by. It never hurt & I didn't realize it was making a bruise until one day when I walked by & went - "Hey, this table is it!!!!!" I moved the table & never got any more bruises.

Okay, so this may NOT be your problem!! But, I thought I'd put it out there anyway. Do you have a table that sticks out?!?!

Probably not a table...I'd have to be straddling it, and I'd remember that, I think.

The bruises are almost on my inner thighs.

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Besides the iron/mineral deficiencies, which is definitely worth looking into, I thought I might mention this. I have some pants that are kind of slick; a yoga/jog type pant. When I wear them, I sometimes get bruises on my inner thighs. I don't know really why...I suppose the material clings, and when I cross my legs it pinches the skin.

Just thought I'd mention it...maybe it's a particular type of pants you are wearing?

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I was just talking to my husband the other day. I have been getting bruises on my arm and don't remember anything that could cause them. They don't even really hurt.

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This is so strange because I was just showing my DH my "mystery" bruises last night. On my legs and arms. My legs are probably from work but not my arms. I'm going tonight to get some Vitamins with Iron. I think that just may be my problem. It gets kind of embarrassing when I wear short sleeves.

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If you are getting leg cramps take some potassium. I was getting them real bad and started taking a potassium supplement. The leg cramps went away.

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