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Bruise On Bellybutton
I have a small quarter size bruise like mark about an inch to the upper left of my bellybutton,been there for a month now. Does not hurt when pressed.
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
Severe bruising after an umbilical hernia repair 2 wks ago. The top flap of skin above bellybutton is still very swollen. When will it go down?
It depends: Swelling is common after surgery. The amount of swelling is based on the extensiveness of the operation, your body size, the location of the incision, but also can be due to a collection of fluid or blood under the skin, or an infection, or a recurrent hernia. it can last from a few days to several weeks. ...Read more
He has a pain below his belly button and he says it feels like a bruise but he hasn't been hit or anything, what could it be?
Hi I have what feels like a bruise to touch about 2 inch above my belly button it prob seems like nothing but the bruise feeling is not going away ?
Don't touch it: It could be something is pushing on it or perhaps it is a small piece of fat which has herniated. In any event do not touch it, Wait. and if it is still present call you medical professional ...Read more
I rode my bike into a Bush and I'm not sure what happened but now I have a really bad pain in my stumach near my belly button but it's not bruised?
Pain just barely to the right of the belly button only hurts when I push down feels like a bruise pain or something similar to costochondritis?
A muscle bruise or..: this could be a a bruised abdominal muscle that runs vertically along either side of the belly button (umbilicus). Interestingly, some people get an infection inside the belly button, and you may not even see it from the outside, because it is under the flap of skin that cover the belly button. or is it that the button or belt buckle on jeans is too tight and pushing into your abdominal muscle. ...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
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