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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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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?

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

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I habbc e bruising round my belly button?

I habbc e bruising round my belly button?

Get it examined: It is very difficult to comment without having a look at the rash. Can you please upload a pic. A bruise on your abdomen could be due to a clotting disorder, infection, an insect bite or something more significant such as a pancreatitis or other causes. Very difficult to comment without a proper examination. If it persists you need to get it examined. ...Read more

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How come I have bruising around my belly button?

How come I have bruising around my belly button?

Injections?: Are you injecting Lovenox (enoxaparin) or blood thinners by your belly button? Can you be more specific with your medical history or symptoms? ...Read more

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Why do I have a bruise below my belly button?

Why do I have a bruise below my belly button?

You may recall incid: Maybe a hickey, a pinch, a blow? Do you have pain? Are you sick? Receive an injection? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends: Belly button pain can be , skin infection superficially ,intestinal due to gas referred pain, due to appendicitis or as simple as constipation or diarrhea. Perhaps a face to face visit with your doctor will give more information? Cheers ...Read more

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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

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Sudden bruises around belly button?

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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What might cause bruising around belly button?

What might cause bruising around belly button?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I have bruise around a belly button piercing that hasn't gone away after two years. Are there any remedies for this?

I have bruise around a belly button piercing that hasn't gone away after two years. Are there any remedies for this?

Take out the: piercing. The foreign body in your skin may be causing irritation. You could be allergic to the metal in the contraption. Take it out and let the wound heal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Go to ER: Anytime trauma results in pain, you need to get that checked out. Stomach pain after trauma could be a ruptured spleen or internal bleeding you may not be able to see on the outside. Either way, you need to go now, better to be safe than sorry! ...Read more

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What is the bruised-looking purple circle around my belly button?

What is the bruised-looking purple circle around my belly button?

Several possible : Pigmentation common to pregnancy can occur on belly, linea nigra, which may include button. A hernia with superficial blood vessels may give that appearance. A bruise is possible as a protruding tummy takes a lot of hits. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis I have cp, and I noticed a bruised by my belly button is that because of cp, if so why?

Chronic pancreatitis I have cp, and I noticed a bruised by my belly button is that because of cp, if so why?

Not a good sign : Bruised edematous belly button is seen in acute pancreatitis called cullen;s sign , you may have acute panceratitis see your doctor. ...Read more

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My nearly 4 week old has a bruise looking mark on the right side of her tummy near the belly button. Is this anything to worry about?

My nearly 4 week old has a bruise looking mark on the right side of her tummy near the belly button. Is this anything to worry about?

Was she born with it: If she was born with it, this may be a Mongolian Spot birth mark. If this is new and was NOT there at birth, bring her in for her one month check up and have her pediatrician take a look at it! Hope this helps! Enjoy your baby! We COULD help figure this out in a Prime Visit with good photos and detailed history! ...Read more

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Pain right side about inch above belly button feels bruised inside when touch, feels grisly but can feel a tiny lump what could this be?

Hernia: It is possible that you are feeling a hernia. It would be wise to get in to see your physician to have this evaluated. If it is a hernia, it may need to be repaired - hernias can sometimes cause problems. Good luck! ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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