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Finding bruises all over my rib cage my back & legs. No appetite for 4 days and no bowel movements. Nausea pain in joints feeling unwell. Advice?

Finding bruises all over my rib cage my back & legs. No appetite for 4 days and no bowel movements. Nausea pain in joints feeling unwell. Advice?

You may have a: Serious condition involving an autoimmune disease called TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) or HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), both of which could cause these bruises in the middle trunk and/or lower extremities. Please proceed to the nearest emergency room facility to be checked out properly. Do not wait do it now. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I was injured and have multiple contusions to the right ribs, right abdomen and right pelvis area 6 days ago and I'm now having pain in right thigh?

I was injured and have multiple contusions to the right ribs, right abdomen and right pelvis area 6 days ago and I'm now having pain in right thigh?

Well: Sounds like you have been banged up pretty good. Rest and see how you do. Takes a while to improve. If gets worse or not. Enter than return to doctor for acre evaluation ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should i be concerned?

I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should i be concerned?

Sure: Especially if you have no history of getting injured in that area? A spreading bruise is s sign of some internal bleeding coming from somewhere. Get an evaluation. ...Read more

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My son fell off his bike a week ago. The handlebars hit him in the llq area of his abdomen causing a bruise. The area now feels lumpy a rope like?

My son fell off his bike a week ago. The handlebars hit him in the llq area of his abdomen causing a bruise. The area now feels lumpy a rope like?

Abdominal Injury: Make a trip to his pediatrician's office for a thorough abdominal exam including urinanalysis.

It can be an abdominal wall hematoma or ..... Can be of intestine, the spleen is in left upper quadrant, left kidney in mid left abdomen and the colon is on whole left side.

May be nothing, but.... You don't want to miss something/anything, right? ...Read more

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Is it common to develop a bruise on your abdomen following a tlh with ovary removal?

Is it common to develop a bruise on your abdomen following a tlh with ovary removal?

Not Uncommon: You could have a bruise from the injection of Heparin (to prevent blood clots) or from insertion or manipulation of the trocars used during the surgery. Alternatively, it could represent a little of oozing at the skin closure from the trocar sites. Most of the time this will go away in a week or so by itself. If it persists or continues to grow, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a C-section 4 months ago and now have pain on my lower left side of the abdomen. Feels like a bruise but no bruise is there. What could it be?

I had a C-section 4 months ago and now have pain on my lower left side of the abdomen. Feels like a bruise but no bruise is there. What could it be?

Scar tissue: It could be scar tissue, depends on the way you heal. It is a good idea to get your doctor to examine you if the pain gets worse. ...Read more

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Pain right side abdomen behind lower rib after eating with a bruise?

Ulcer or gallstones.: These symptoms can be due to gallstones, ulcers or irritable bowel. Please see your gastyroenterolgist for endoscopy and ultrasound. Avoid coffe, tea and sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Pain right side abdomen behind lower rib after eating with a bruise. What does this mean?

Grey Turner?: I would seek out medical attention immediately. This could be grey-turner sign, which can be seen in the setting of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopy one month ago, i still have slight bruise on my abdomen and feeling a bit tight some times and pain in abdoment. Is it normal? Thank

I had laparoscopy one month ago, i still have slight bruise on my abdomen and feeling a bit tight some times and pain in abdoment. Is it normal? Thank

Yes: Some people take 4-6 weeks to recover after any operation, including laparoscopy. Depending on the procedure, you can experience an ileus, where the bowel does not function normally for a while, constipation from the pain medicine, or bloating as part of normal healing. If it persists past 6 weeks, I would see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I felt a little tenderness on the lower left part of my abdomen. I looked and I have a rather large bruise there. I don't recall injuring myself in th?

I felt a little tenderness on the lower left part of my abdomen. I looked and I have a rather large bruise there. I don't recall injuring myself in th?

Hard to: Tell without examination. Usually bruises result from injury or coagulopathies due to medications or illness. A doctors examination will determine if observation or further work up is indicated ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter has a bruise on the lower left side of her abdomen. About two days ago it was the size of a pea now it is bigger with lump?

My 5 year old daughter has a bruise on the lower left side of her abdomen.  About two days ago it was the size of a pea now it is bigger with lump?

Most likely: She bruised herself while playing. The contusion at that area was mostly hidden except for the pea size lump as the time passed more of it has come to the skin as it resorbs. If it is still there in a week or if other symptoms develop, take her to be seen. ...Read more

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Woke up with two unexplained bruises on my lower abdomen on saturday morning (one on the left and the other on the right) each about 3 inches long.?

Woke up with two unexplained bruises on my lower abdomen on saturday morning (one on the left and the other on the right) each about 3 inches long.?

Pain: The most important question is whether your in pain. If you are, get to a doctor immediately. If your not, I would see if it resolves in a few days. ...Read more

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Noticed a bruise right lower abdomen no trauma feel.like its getting bigger slight pain in area?

Noticed a bruise right lower abdomen no trauma feel.like its getting bigger slight pain in area?

Bruise: if it is getting bigger you should go to the emergency department or at the least urgent care to be sure there is nothing wrong ...Read more

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Large bruise on my upper left abdomen. The bruise has now faded slightly and has left knots. And I can't hold down much food, with low grade fever?

Abdomen bruise: Based on what is happening with you there may be a deeper issue going on. You need to be evaluated today either be your doctor or in an urgent care. Possibly an ER if your symptoms worsen and if you have dizziness/lightheadness. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopy 7 days ago and my abdomen surgical arround is color red, bruise, yellowish. This is normal or sign if infection?

I had laparoscopy 7 days ago and my abdomen surgical arround is color red, bruise, yellowish.  This is normal or sign if infection?

Normal: Bruising is normal and expected. Dark red, purple discoloration that does not blanche with pressure is typical for bruising. It will usually turn yellow-green then light yellow and fade over 10-14 days.
Obviously, check with your surgeon if unsure. ...Read more

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How easily should toddlers bruise? My 2.5 year old daughter has two bruises on her abdomen. The only thing I can think of is when she was playing on the swing at the park. She was laying on her stomach

Bruising: Mild bruising is common in active children. If you observe unusual patterns of bruising, sudden increase in bruising, delayed healing or slowed time for an open cut to stop bleeding, then seeing your child's pediatrician for an assessmemt would be wise. ...Read more

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5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. Top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch. Should I be concerned?

5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. Top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch. Should I be concerned?

Abd Bruise: This is a large area to just "appear" without any trauma. The pea size lump could be an accumulation of blood/bleeding. Not sure of your age. I would have a Health Care Professional take a look ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more