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Bruise In Upper Left Abdomen
CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.
Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...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?
For three days now, I've had a nagging bruised sensation in my lower abdomen and bruises appeared yesterday, no prior injuries, and I am pregnant. Should I be concerned? Last week though I had pain in my upper left abdomen and had an exam, had a high lipa
ASAP...: If you are pregnant and are having unexplained bruises appear on your abdomen, you need to be seen ASAP This can sometimes be serious and its not possible to know without more information and labwork. Best wishes! ...Read more
Upper left abdomen tender to touch and movement, similar to pulled muscle. Started walking 1/2 mile today. What could it be?
Pulled muscle: If you are not used to walking regularly and specially if you are overweight, half mile walk can result in strain and spasm in the oblique muscle that start from the bottom ribs, so you can have some pain at the rib junction with the muscle hopefully it will resolve in a couple of days. Good luck. ...Read more
Should I go to er? I have had back pain, chest pain, and slight shortness of breath for well over a week now. In the past couple of days, my upper left abdomen has swollen, is extremely painful, and very tender to the touch. My left side and my back also
Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However you describe severe pain in the left upper quadrant of your abdomen with swelling and tenderness to palpation. You also have nausea as well as shortness of breath with pain extending into the chest and back. I think that this constellation of symptoms would warrant an evaluation at an emergency room. Take care. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more
What cause upper left abdominal pain feels like it's pulling through chest front of neck &under jaw? Upper left abdomen very painful & tender to touch
LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Right abdomen is double the left side, it is lower and into back area. Very firm, looks bruised, and discomfort. MRI doesn't show anything???
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 20's
After Trauma?: We need more information regarding the bruising. ...Read more
I have been experiencing unexplained bruising to the left side of my body. The bruising aren't exclusive to a limb or abdomen. No injury to cause?
This might: Be the first symptom of coagulopathy or platelet disorder, so you need to consult a physician for blood tests. ...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
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
Sharp pains in my lower stomach, a lumpy spot on my lower left abdomen that feels like it is bruised, but doesn't look bruised. Should I be worried?
Possibly: You are already worried, and the best way to alleviate this is to see a doctor and have this examined. This can be something in the abdominal wall, beneath the wall in the peritoneal cavity, and if in the cavity, emanating from one of several different structures. In most instances this will not be a major threat to you, but does need further evaluation. See a doctor and get examined. Good luck. ...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 or not 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
My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2 day one.
My adivse is to: Get a home pregnancy test and go from there. You sound like you could be pregnant assuming your sexually active, which I assume you are or wouldn't be asking :-) If your worried about family and friends, share with those you trust. If you are pregnant, it's important ot have support people in place. Best to you and be well! ...Read more
Pain in mid back, left side....causing pain in abdomen, left side. Sharp and bruised feeling. Ibuprofen no help. Dr?
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
I have a bruise on my left lower abdomen. No trauma. I have sharp throbbing pain in the area bruising is very dark and mottled should I be concerned?
See your doctor: You should have your doctor evaluate that area in person. He/she may want to do tests and/or x-rays. ...Read more
Pain in lower abdomen. Mostly right below my belly button to the left and worse when I bend or crunch my stomach. Feels bruised when I press.
Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain can be due to various causes. They can be simple muscle pain to something more serious. If the pain is not very severe, or has not been present for more than few hours to days, I would observe. However, if pain is very severe or progressive, associated with fever, chill, bleeding, etc., you will need to see your physician. ...Read more
I have a bruise on my left lower abdomen. No trauma. No tenderness. Was 3cm when I first noticed it 2 days ago; now it is 5cm. Should I be concerned?
I've noticed faint bruising on the left side of my abdomen not due to injury. I've also had severe blood loss during bowel movements. Any relation?
Seek help: Please see your doctor. You may have some form of blood disorder which is leading to spontaneous bruising and GI blood loss. Now, don't panic, as this is a very shallow answer based on preliminary information. Just call monday morning for an appt. And, be honest with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a sharp stabbing pain next to my left hip in my abdomen. When I looked, it was swollen and bruised. No injury But I do have a stomach ulcer?
Bad pain radiating fro. The mid back to the left lower abdomen feel sore to the touch any movement hurts my guts even gas hurts. Bad pain feel bruised?
Get some help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, ; "bad" pain even less so. Lots of things cause llq (left lower quadrant) abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers. Your symptoms may be related to a non-serious condition, but when pain is persistent, recurrent, and as severe as you report, don't delay in seeking evaluation ; getting treated please. ...Read more
Peds: You should take him to his pediatrician for an examination. ...Read more
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