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Bruise In Belly
Common problem: This is a common problem. Make sure you are not injecting too close to your belly button. Shorter needles tend to cause more bruising than longer needles. Are you on blood thinners like warfarin, aspirin, or plavix? Make sure you are injecting at a 90 degree angle to your skin, not on a slant. The Insulin should work fine despite the bruise. ...Read more
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
Any trauma? Pain?: There are many reasons why you may have bruising around your belly button. Trauma to the area would be high on my list, but you'd know about that. You may collect blood (leading to a bruise) around your belly button with bleeding into the retro peritoneum (a space that wraps around your abdominal cavity). If it worsens, or if you have pain, call or go see your doctor. ...Read more
No BM in 5 days. Very nauseous. Left abd hard and feels bruised near belly button. Could this be a bowel obstruction?
Maybe: You should be evaluated by a physician NOW ...Read more
I had umbilical hernia repair march 8. It is march 28 and i still have that black bruise above belly button. It hurt. Incision is in belly button, why?
Should see surgeon: A bruise should be improving by 20 days after surgery. You should see the surgeon if you haven't seen him or her recently so they can look at it. The black/blue/purple area could be the skin of and around the belly button that had its blood supply affected by the surgery. In rare cases, the surgeon may need a second procedure to revise this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lap gallbladder surgery a week ago bruise around belly button was yellow then green now getting purple in it and sore? Is this normal it was not sore?
Normal: You are describing how a laparoscopic GB is performed. The approach to placing the scope requires severeal ports, one being near the umbilicus. At times when there is some of blood at the site under the skin, the hemoglobin breaks down with the sequence moving from purple to eventual yellow of the fial degredation to bile pigment. ...Read more
Chronic pancreatitis I have cp, and I noticed a bruised by my belly button is that because of cp, if so why?
Injury?: Too bad you didn't include a picture. I have seen similar bruises on pregnant pts who wear tight pants, or lay on something that leaves a mark. If there was no trauma, injury, pain, or cramps - i wouldn't worry about it. Show your ob. It could also be a swollen vein that resembles a bruise or simply a stretch mark that looks different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just noticed a small bruise below my belly button and don't remember doing anything to cause this. I did use the sauna this evening if this means?
Unrecognized trauma: You have most certainly bumped your tummy against something or perhaps pinched your skin somehow. It does not take a lot of force to cause minor bleeds and bruising. It is also easy to be distracted. I don't see the sauna being related. ...Read more
I have a bruise on my belly, it been there afew months, today i was examining it & realized there is a lump deeper in, it don't hurt, should I go 2 doc
Of Course.: Must see as soon as possible, neither the bruise nor the lump are normal. It can be an infection, hematoma or a tumor. ...Read more
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