Lately, I have had small, almost perfectly round bruises appear randomly on my knees and calves. They're only about 4 or 5 millimeters in diameter. My mother said it was from lack of protein, (I'm vegan) but I'm sure that I get enough protein in my diet.
If it helps any, I do gymnastics and work out 3-6 times a day. Could it be muscles overworking?
Here's a great article by Brendan Brazier who is a vegan triathlete about getting the right foods. http://vegkitchen.com/tips/vegan-athlete.htm
This would be a good time to talk to your doctor to rule out more serious problems.
Do you keep a personal journal? It would be a great idea to keep track of what you eat and drink, what supplements you take, when you work out, and notes about new bruises to help the doctors get a better idea of what might be wrong.
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