Bruising easily is not a symptom of Lupus. But it does occur quite regularly. There are a lot of reasons for bruising and bruising with pain. Some are simple and some are a bit more complicated.
Often, the bruising can be related to the medications that we are taking, such as corticosteroids (Prednisone) which can cause the skin to thin, and therefore easier to bruise.
Having Lupus increases your chances of developing other overlapping diseases. If the bruise does not heal in a reasonable amount of time, you should discuss this with your doctor as it may mean a more serious health problem that is preventing it from healing.
Most reasons for Lupus and bruising are due to Vasculitis. If you notice the following symptoms, you may need to discuss this possibility with your doctor: bruising with fever - bruising with muscle and joint pain - bruising with weight loss - bruising with fatigue.
Also, many of us with Lupus also suffer from a low red blood cell count, low platelet count, and low white blood cell count. As such, easing bruising and blood clots can result from this. Again, this is an issue that you should discuss with your doctor.
I hope that this has been helpful. Please let us know how your son is doing and what his doctors say.
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