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    Pat Mathews

    I have developed bruises on my arms. Is that a symptom of MDS or is it normal for 78yrs old?

    Jean Ira

    My husband has low RBC and WBC, but platelets were extremely low. He does not bruise easily now that his platelets
    are higher. Previous bruising was caused by even a slight bump, but also showed up often on his arms caused by the pressure of carrying even very light weight objects.


    I’m a mds 5q patient for 3 years. I used to bruise very easily but with my hemoglobin up in normal range I don’t seem to. I used to work a physical job which was also a factor. I would bump up against something and be black and blue. Didn’t have to hit it hard either.

    Bonnie Shaffer

    I used to have a lot of bruises. And they would last a long time. It was one of the symptoms that lead to my MDS diagnosis.

    I actually had a hematoma the size of a quarter in my bicep and a huge bruise from winding a ball of yarn! I’m 61.

    My Hematologist said these things are going to happen.

    Now my platelets are slightly high and I am not bruising so much.

    What a rollercoaster!

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