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2 yo has 2 small bruises on abdomen near hip bone. Worry? I ask b/c 2 weeks ago @ friends house he found and gave me button battery. Internal bleed?

2 yo has 2 small bruises on abdomen near hip bone. Worry? I ask b/c 2 weeks ago @ friends house he found and gave me button battery. Internal bleed?

Bruises: It may b.E normal to see bruising on an active 2 y/o on the anterior part of the legs, arms and hips. However, if he has not had his annual check up or if this persists even when there has been no trauma he should see his pediatrician to make sure there isn't anything more serious going on. ...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


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Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

Possible: But not the colonoscopy per se but rather manual compression of the abdomen is sometimes needed to guide the scope to the full extent of the colon especially with a tortuous colon or prior abdominal surgeries. But even with that you may be sore but should not have any visible bruising. ...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 bit 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 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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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

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

Location/explanation: Bruising is an expected part of a toddlers life, as they dart through their day.The expected location will be the contact surfaces over bone;shins, forearms, forehead.I call them "furnadents" for the furnature they run into.Location over non contact surfaces like the abdomen, upper arms, etc. Should have a known origin (fall, other trauma) or i become concerned. ...Read more

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Respond asap please! what causes unexpected bruises on your abdomen? It's on my left side under my breast area(lung)& its slightly painful. Worried

Take it easy: You sound panicked an i would urge you to take a deep breath. There is no way to diagnose what it is without a workup and physical. However if you are very concerned or are having other symptoms like pain or shortness of breath go to the er. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more