Scurvy is a disease that results from a lack of Vitamin C. The vitamin, seen in citrus fruits, is needed to maintain blood vessels. Consequently, Vitamin C deficiency symptoms include spontaneous bleeding. Most commonly, patients present with bleeding in their gums. Small vessels in legs may bleed leading to scurvy rash. Scurvy is rare in modern society. Beside the citrus fruits, Vitamin C tablets are readily available. Can you overdose on Vitamin C? Yes; Symptoms are gastrointestinal such as diarrhea.