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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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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

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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Bruising (Definition)

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