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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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I have small bruises up and down my abdomen (mostly on sides) for months now and a few on my lower back. How can I make them go away?
Bruesing: Unexplained bruising needs a blood analysis. This can be an important sign of something going wrong. See your provider. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
I have a purple bruise on the right side of my abdomen, but very little pain. I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver in recent past.?
Bruising: People do have bruises. It is normal. If you feel that your bruise is unusual, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Two days ago my husband was punched repeatedly, abdomen, and there is a large dark bruise around his navel. What would indicate internal injury?
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
I have pain in left abdomen, also wind. I fell off bike last week and have a massive bruise on my left thigh. Maybe the pain is related to the fall?
Internal bruises in my stomach left and right side as well as little bruising in abdomen area I'm in my 20s
After Trauma?: We need more information regarding the bruising. ...Read more
How can I tell if something is a bruise vs. irritated skin? I have little pink bumps, patches, on my abdomen. Bruises wouldn't be light pink, right?
Probably : Irritation if unsure send a pic for evaluation ...Read more
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
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
I have a bruise that just appeared on my lower right abdomen — no trauma. I know I have a bad gall bladder. Could they be related?
2yr old has a nickel sized bruise on abdomen with pea sized nodule in center. This is 2nd bruise like this in 2months. No other health issues.
Did she get bitten : By insect? Is there any sting bite? Itching? None. Refer to dermatologist/ hematologist ...Read more
Fevers come and go, bruises up and down her shins that don't blanch. Didn't check blast cells. Nothing enlarged in abdomen and no other lumps.?
Be seen: She needs a thorough exam and a panel of blood work to sort out this problem, soon. All the best. ...Read more
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
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
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?
I had laparoscopy 7 days ago and my abdomen surgical arround is color red, bruise, yellowish. This is normal or sign if infection?
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
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
Poking/pulsating ache which isn't painful but annoying on left/upperside of right hip and feels like there's a bruise in the abdomen area above it.
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