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The other day I fell and hit my lower right side by kidney area. Still tender when I lay on back, slightly bruised. Hit upper buttocks too. Worry?

The other day I fell and hit my lower right side by kidney area. Still tender when I lay on back, slightly bruised. Hit upper buttocks too. Worry?

Fell: As long as it is getting better there is nothing to worry about. If you start noting blood in the urine then you have to get this seen to or if the pain has been getting worse. Bruising is quite normal also. ...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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Should I be concerned about spotting 3 days after falling down stairs? I fell down my stairs on 3-23-1012 and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and severely bruised buttocks. I started spotting on monday night. I am on a birth control pill and have be

Should I be concerned about spotting 3 days after falling down stairs? I fell down my stairs on 3-23-1012 and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and severely bruised buttocks. I started spotting on monday night. I am on a birth control pill and have be

If: If there is any concern that you are pregnant, then please take a pregnancy test. It sounds like you had a severe fall. If you have continued spotting, or any vaginal pain or discharge, then please notify your physician. ...Read more

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The past month or so I've noticed slight pressure on my tailbone. I have a small dark bruise in between my buttocks. I haven't had any injury. Concern?

The past month or so I've noticed slight pressure on my tailbone. I have a small dark bruise in between my buttocks. I haven't had any injury. Concern?

Sacral pressure: This could be the start of pilonidal cyst. These are common in this area. If it starts to swell and become more painful or starts to drain you'll need to see a surgeon to fix the problem. ...Read more

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I saw bruises on my arm and buttocks but I don't know how they got there. They're dark purplish color, and when I press the one on my arm it hurts?

I saw bruises on my arm and buttocks but I don't know how they got there. They're dark purplish color, and when I press the one on my arm it hurts?

See below: It is not uncommon to develop bruising and not recall the injury that lead to develop the bruise. This should clear up in a week or so. If you continue to develop bruises without an explanation I would see your physician. ...Read more

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I started receiving iron injections in my buttocks 2 months ago. 1 a month. I now have 2 bruises on both sides that aren't doing away. Are these perm?

I started receiving iron injections in my buttocks 2 months ago. 1 a month. I now have 2 bruises on both sides that aren't doing away. Are these perm?

No: Bruising can be from bleeding from the injections you are receiving or from a new trauma. If the bleeding was in the deep tissues like muscles, the stagnant blood can take some time to seep under the skin and thus seen as a bruise. The spreading of blood this way helps it to dissolve. It might take some time to do so. Repeated bruising would require a work up by your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband notices big bruises that appear on the back of my thighs and buttocks. They are unexplained bruises without pain. What could cause this?

You should: Get checked for easy bleeding or bruising. It could be an abnormality in your hemostatic system or platelets. Time to see a doctor for some blood tests. ...Read more

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For months my buttocks bones feel bruised. I haven't excercised or do anything to cause this. After sitting on hard or soft seating still hurts. Why?

For months my buttocks bones feel bruised. I haven't excercised or do anything to cause this. After sitting on hard or soft seating still hurts. Why?

Bruised Coccyx?: Sounds like a bruised coccyx. This could have occurred because of prolonged sitting on a hard surface (wooden bench?) if often takes a long time to heal. If you are required to sit on a hard surface (bench at game, school) it would be advisable to use padding or a device such as a donut (round, small pillow). ...Read more

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During yoga I heard a pop in my lower buttocks area while doing a seated straddle, bending forward. No pain or bruising, just sore. What is this?

During yoga I heard a pop in my lower buttocks area while doing a seated straddle, bending forward. No pain or bruising, just sore. What is this?

Pulled muscle: This could be a pulled muscle or strained tendon, depending on where it is located. Rest and apply ice and monitor your symptoms and hopefully it will improve with time. It is unlikely to be a tear since you don't have pain or bruising. ...Read more

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I got a steroid shot last year in my buttocks. There is still a bruise and a knot where I was injected. Is this normal? It is still tender as well.

Not Normal!: This may signify some scar tissue from irritation from the medication. Fibrotic scar tissue does occur from time to time. It should be checked. Wish you well! ...Read more

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My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

Maybe vasculitis??: If it has been there for three years it doesn't seem emergent. He should see a good internist for a thorough work up. ...Read more

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Multiple subcutaneous masses in left thigh and buttocks: now about a dozen masses, half developed in last few months. 0.3 CM to 2.5 CM in apparent diameter. Deep. Mobile. Bruising of overlying skin.

Needs to see surgeon: See a surgeon asap not for surgery of all but to be examined and to come to a conclusion as many conditions can produce swellings like this and is difficult to tell with ltd information and without examining. Need to r/o things like benign ones-fibroms/neuromas/neurofibromas/lipomas over malignant ones called sarcomas including kaposis sarcoma etc. Need a biopsy of one of the lesion defintely. ...Read more

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My first toradol treatment for migraine. Injection site in buttocks is still sore, swollen and bruised after day and a half. Normal?

My first toradol treatment for migraine. Injection site in buttocks is still sore, swollen and bruised after day and a half. Normal?

IM injection: Probably within range of normal sight unseen, try ice the site intermittently for the first 48 hours ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my buttock for months. How do I get rid of it?

I have a bruise on my buttock for months. How do I get rid of it?

See a doc: No one has a bruise for months. A discolored lesion must be examined and possibly biopsied to r/o a skin tumor. ...Read more

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I fell on my hip/buttock region in March and It still hurts. Do I still have a bruise/injury? 3 months later? What should I do?

I fell on my hip/buttock region in March and It still hurts. Do I still have a bruise/injury? 3 months later? What should I do?

C an ortho: Many times this type of fall bruises the greater trochanter, and U can develop trochanteric bursitis, which hurts when U walk, sleep on the injured side, & also up stairs. If U R thin, U can palpate over the trochanter & C if it is the cause. I will try 2 attach a trochanteric region if able. Otherwise google it. The blue area at the prominence of the femur, lower left. ...Read more

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Hi, I've had a small purple mark for 3 months on my buttock that looks like a bruise but is sligtly raised. It comes and goes, any advice? Thanks

Hi, I've had a small purple mark for 3 months on my buttock that looks like a bruise but is sligtly raised. It comes and goes, any advice? Thanks

Tough question: It would be impossible to offer advice based on your symptoms. As this has gone on for 3months now, you should get evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had an intense fall which left my right buttock badly bruised. I now have a large hematoma at the site of the bruise. Should I be concerned?

I had an intense fall which left my right buttock badly bruised. I now have a large hematoma at the site of the bruise. Should I be concerned?

Hematoma: Hopefully you applied ice to the area after the fall. Big hematoma a can become infected and hide deeper bone injuries. See your Doctor and have imaging done. You may also consult with an Orthopedic specialist Take pain medicine. ...Read more

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I fell hard on my left buttock onto steel armrest on plane over a month ago, left with massive bruise, my lower back has starting to give me pain?

I fell hard on my left buttock onto steel armrest on plane over a month ago, left with massive bruise, my lower back has starting to give me pain?

Pain: You may be having referred pain from your buttocks. Try an anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day with food for a week ...Read more

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Fell off stairs and hit the inner area of right buttock. Imprint of stair edge in flesh. Three days later bruised is numb Area size approx 4 inches?

Fell off stairs and hit the inner area of right buttock. Imprint of stair edge in flesh. Three days later bruised is numb Area size approx 4 inches?

Evaluation needed: You may want to seek evaluation by Primary Care to ensure that the bruised area does not compress any nerves. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Bruising without any apparent injury. One on buttock very tender and bluish green one on back of forearm reddish brown. What causes this.

Bruising without any apparent injury. One on buttock very tender and bluish green one on back of forearm reddish brown. What causes this.

See your doctor: Unexplained bruising may represent a serious condition such as anemia or a clotting disorder. See your doctor asap for further evaluation including some blood tests. ...Read more

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My daughter had a very rare tumor on her buttock. A year ago. Now she having pain in the same leg and bruises are coming up. Could it be another tumo?

My daughter had a very rare tumor on her buttock. A year ago. Now she having pain in the same leg and bruises are coming up. Could it be another tumo?

Possible: Not knowing what type of tumor she had to start with makes it very difficult to state whether it could be a recurrence. Some types of tumors, for instance the tumors associated with tuberous sclerosis, frequently recur and/or new ones appear. This is a question best asked to the doctors who dealt with her last year. Also, unusual bruising always requires at least a minor investigation. ...Read more

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My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises

Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises

Watchful waiting: What you described is not worrisome, however it is worth watching, i.e, keep an eye on such lesions to see if more are developing. At your next visit to your doctor you should ask her/him to look at the lesions, if any are present at the time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising

Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising

Lesions: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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2 buttock injections/B-12/Fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

2 buttock injections/B-12/Fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

Sciatic n. Injury: Difficulty walking & severe sciatica for one year & post-injection of medicine into ipsilateral buttock suggests mass-effect/permanent type of injury to sciatic nerve. See a Neurologist for confirmation. Knowledge of a medical misadventure does not begin until the sufferer learns, from an expert, that it has occurred. A most unfortunate circumstance if this is indeed what occurred. Iatrogenic? ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

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