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Does multiple myeloma cause bruising?

Multiple myeloma can indirectly lead to easy bruising. As the number of myeloma cells increases in the bone marrow, they can crowd out healthy cells, including platelets, which are crucial for blood clotting. A decreased platelet count (thrombocytopenia) can make a patient more susceptible to bleeding and bruising. It’s essential to monitor platelet counts and be cautious with activities that can lead to injury.

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