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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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Bruised feeling on edge of left rib and down left side to my hip??

Bruised feeling on edge of left rib and down left side to my hip??

Contusion...bruising: 35 y/o Female says, Bruised feeling on edge of left rib and down left side to my hip? Most likely contusion/ internal bruising due to hitting that side of body on some object or resting too hard on a firm object like in climbing over a ledge or so. If not too uncomfortable should improve in a few days, else see PCP if 'feeling' persists. ...Read more

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Whenever I walk for a little while, my left hip starts to hurt. It feels very sore. Almost bruised. The pain lasts a few days. Very tender?

Bursitis: Sounds like you have hip (greater trochanter) bursitis. Very common. Get examined by ORS. Treatment would include NSAIDs, assessment for leg length inequality, possibly an injection in the bursa. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I have a purple bump on my skin over my left hip also looks kinda of whiite looks bruises doest hurt unless I touch it and it feels hard. Help?

I have a purple bump on my skin over my left hip also looks kinda of whiite looks bruises doest hurt unless I touch it and it feels hard. Help?

Sounds benign: This sounds benign but without an exam it is not possible for me to 100% tell you it is nothing to worry about. I would recommend you have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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What could my severe pain be? The pain I am having is located on my left side below my ribs but above my hip, there are no bruises or anything, and it started just today. I have not done anything to try to help it except relax. I would really like to know

Left: Left sided abdominal pain if you are a female could be ovarian pain (ovulation related), premenstrual pain, or even infectious. In a male or female, this could be musculoskeletal, intestinal infection, urinary tract infection, diverticulosis, gas, etc. If your pain is still present, please see your doctor for a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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My left hip has been sore to touch for several months, there is no bruise, but it feels like there is.

My left hip has been sore to touch for several months, there is no bruise, but it feels like there is.

Time for an eval: Tendinitis and bursitis would be the most common reasons for your hip to be sore to the touch. Arthritis, infection, lymph node inflammation are other less likely causes. It's time to have an evaluation with a physician to develop a diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Am 13 weeks +4 days pregnant my left hip feels bruised when touched and looks like the vein is poping out?

Am 13 weeks +4 days pregnant my left hip feels bruised when touched and looks like the vein is poping out?

See details: It is impossible to answer your question without being able to examine you. Ask your primary care doctor or obstetrician. ...Read more

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I have a very sore left side illiac bone that's feels bruised which also causes a lot of pain into my hip I've had this for over a year?

I have a very sore left side illiac bone that's feels bruised which also causes a lot of pain into my hip I've had this for over a year?

See Ortho Doc: Anything lasting that long should be evaluated. I would recommend an orthopedic evaluation to make certain of any real concerns. ...Read more

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Fell on left side of hip/back during football tackle landed hard, pain straight away, after a day no bruising but some swelling is this serious?

Fell on left side of hip/back during football tackle landed hard, pain straight away, after a day no bruising but some swelling is this serious?

It's not likely to: Be serious but it could "throw you off your game" for a while. I recommend telling your trainer or coach about this. They may want you to be checked out and get advice on how to best recover from the injury. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Pain & tenderness in left hip especially when I lay on that side. No bother at waking hours. Feels like a bruise when touched. What could this be?

Pain & tenderness in left hip especially when I lay on that side. No bother at waking hours. Feels like a bruise when touched. What could this be?

Bursitis: Bursitis is often felt as pain and tenderness to touch on the outside part of the hip area, especially when lying on it. Treatment can be giving it time, physical therapy (takes a while, not very effective), injection with steroids (very effective), or surgery (rarely needed). ...Read more

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I'm having a dull pain on the left side of my torso, right at top of hip. Sore to the touch, almost as if it were bruised. Now moving around back.

I'm having a dull pain on the left side of my torso, right at top of hip. Sore to the touch, almost as if it were bruised. Now moving around back.

Many things.: It would help me to know your age & how long this problem is on going. Without knowing the answers my best advice is to see your primary care physician.
Several things could be the cause of the problem including a bone bruise, infection etc. ...Read more

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Hi I have a bad bruise that's black and purple on my left hip but in the middle of the bruise it is bright yellow and there is a hard lump in middle?

Hi I have a bad bruise that's black and purple on my left hip but in the middle of the bruise it is bright yellow and there is a hard lump in middle?

Might be. ..: As bruises begin to resolve they usually have a change in color. Sometimes there is a hematoma in the middle that can feel like a hard lump. ...Read more

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I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

Get evaluated: Depending upon how long ago accident occurred, could be residual hip hematoma, or even seroma. However, would be more concerned about your back, as the pain may be secondary to a small fracture, or even a disc injury. See your doctor and uncover causation. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on the left side of my shin on my right leg. Its been there for weeks. It appears to be affecting my knee and hip as well.?

I have a bruise on the left side of my shin on my right leg. Its been there for weeks. It appears to be affecting my knee and hip as well.?

Bruise?: This should be seen by a physician as you have had it for some time as well seems to be involving a larger area ...Read more

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My 2 and 1/2 year old son has bruising & a hard pea size lump near left hip bone, what could it be?

My 2 and 1/2 year old son has bruising & a hard pea size lump near left hip bone, what could it be?

Probably benign: If new, probably trauma with a small fatty scar, which may takes weeks to resolve. If no where else on the body, should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I am 35 and for the last couple of months or so my left hip has been aching especially if I lay on it, all so my knees ache alot, and I bruise easily?

I am 35 and for the last couple of months or so my left hip has been aching especially if I lay on it, all so my knees ache alot, and I bruise easily?

Multiple options: "hip" pain when you lay on your side could be trochanteric bursitis. If it aches down to the knee, it could be iliotibial band syndrome. Easy bruising could actually be from too much Ibuprofen trying to treat the other stuff. However, easy bruising can be caused by many things. You should have an evaluation by your primary care doctor. They may want labs, an x-ray, and maybe physical therapy. ...Read more

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Shooting pain that started from my left knee up to my hip. Happened while I was stretching my legs. Hip feels like its bruised inside when I touch it.

Shooting pain that started from my left knee up to my hip. Happened while I was stretching my legs. Hip feels like its bruised inside when I touch it.

Leg pain: It is hard to make a diagnosis without proper examination. However, some sensory nerves in the thigh may be entrapped under the inguinal ligament causing discomfort in the lateral aspect of the thigh. This could be triggered by leg stretching. Check with your physician proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I have had a large (over 1") purple bruiselike ring on my left hip for over a week that is starting to heal and tonight I now have the same ring bruising on my right lower leg (backside close to knee). I am wondering how concerned I should be about these/

I have had a large (over 1") purple bruiselike ring on my left hip for over a week that is starting to heal and tonight I now have the same ring bruising on my right lower leg (backside close to knee). I am wondering how concerned I should be about these/

Possibilities.: While the description sounds like a resolving bruise, I wonder why you are bruising if you had no trauma? It would be good to have a primary care doctor hear your story and possibly order some blood work. Document the spots, locations and take a clear digital picture of them when they occur to share with the provider. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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