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Bruise (Definition)

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


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I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago, after a 2 day cleanse. I'm in a lot of pain in my upper abdomen. Could my colon be bruised?

I had a colonoscopy 2 days ago, after  a 2 day cleanse. I'm in a lot of pain in my upper abdomen. Could my colon be bruised?

It's possible, but..: Most often, the colonoscopy is an uneventful procedure, but on occasion, depending on your body position while getting the scope and the amount of "snaking" of the scope that need to be done, you may have some abd discomfort afterwards. Be sure to call the Dr. who performed the procedure and let them know as they would want to know any difficulties you are experiencing. best wishes. ...Read more

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Pea sized, hard, tender, lumps (5 or 6 of them) in upper abdomen.Some are slightly bigger than others, none of them are movable. What could they be?

Pea sized, hard, tender, lumps (5 or 6 of them) in upper abdomen.Some are slightly bigger than others, none of them are movable. What could they be?

Can't tell: If these have been present for more than a few weeks without changing or getting worse, you should see your doctor about it. The description gave us no clue on what they could be. ...Read more

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Pain on right side ov my upper abdomen just below my rib radiating to the back and tender to touch also on the side is tender?Mainly the back hurts

Pain on right side ov my upper abdomen  just below my rib radiating to the back and tender to touch also on the side is tender?Mainly the back hurts

Get it evaluated: Several issues could cause this pain including gall bladder disease. You need to see a doctor and have appropriate testing to discover the cause. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

If your doctor: has ordered a HIDA scan, he/she strongly suspects gallbladder disease. US is highly sensitive for detection of gallstones, but no diagnostic test is always 100%. If CCK injection re-produces your symptoms, it is highly likely that cholecystectomy would be advised. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen swelling /tender.Took 1 zoton , relieved it .I took 1 ponstan last nite.Also lot of pain lst wk .Doc. Said ulcer?

Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen  swelling /tender.Took 1  zoton , relieved it .I took 1 ponstan last nite.Also lot of  pain lst wk .Doc. Said ulcer?

May be ulcer, or not: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). Sometimes there is an ulcer in the first part of the small intestine. An infection with h. Pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains. An acid blocker like zoton can help. Needs more evaluation by the doctor. Pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can also occur. ...Read more

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I have a cold and have been coughing a lot, sneezing, blowing my nose and my upper abdomen has been sore, tender to the touch how long can this last?

I have a cold and have been coughing a lot, sneezing, blowing my nose and my upper abdomen has been sore, tender to the touch how long can this last?

Up to a week: Go see your doctor if going on for more than a week. Sooner if symptoms worsen. Most colds resolve in a few days to a week. I'm assuming the abd pain is from coughing, but have that checked out if it worsens or doesn't get immediately worse with cough for a second (as the abd muscles contract with cough or sneeze). ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...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