Why Do I Bruise So Much?
Maybe you’re thinking, “Why do I bruise so easily?” Many factors may contribute to you becoming easily bruised. Your gender, age, and genetics may all play a role. Older adults have thinner skin and less fatty tissue under the skin. This fatty tissue protects blood vessels. Without it, blood vessels under the skin may be injured more easily. Women bruise more readily than men, especially from slight bumps and injuries to the thighs, upper arms, and buttocks. Women have thinner skin and more subcutaneous fat than men. That’s why they bruise more easily. Conditions that affect blood clotting or connective tissue may predispose people in some families to bruise easily. Taking certain medications may make you bruise more easily, too.