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Can swaddling a new born cause bruise like marks on the tummy area?

Can swaddling a new born cause bruise like marks on the tummy area?

Possibly : Swaddling even when tight generally does not cause bruising. It may be the diapers (too tight or allergic reaction), clothing, or a normal newborn rash called erythema toxicum. These should spontaneously resolve. If you notice more bruising or if they don't resolve as expected go see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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My 6yr old has a bruise like discoloration on his tummy its not raised or bother him at all. Yesterday it looked faded then today.

My 6yr old has a bruise like discoloration on his tummy its not raised or bother him at all. Yesterday it looked faded then today.

Children: Children play a lot and may have bruises. If child is active and behave as usual probably everything is fine. If you have suspicion of child abuse or child complains of pain or you just worry, see your pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

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I found a small bruise on my left side of my tummy what could it be?

I found a small bruise on my left side of my tummy what could it be?

May have mild: Trauma. We don't always notice minor trauma when it occurs. ...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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Somehow i hurt my back i don't know how but i got a small bruise on my back and i can't sleep my side or tummy only my back i can sleep on? bye

Somehow i hurt my back i don't know how but i got a small bruise on my back and i can't sleep my side or tummy only my back i can sleep on? bye

Back pain: Apply ice at night before bed to relieve the pain. Anti-inflammatory medications can help too. Once the bruising resolves, message therapy and chiropractic care may help relieve the pain. If you have persistent pain and continue to have limited range of sleep positions then see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What could have caused bruising to a newborns tummy. Could it be clothing or bedding?

What could have caused bruising to a newborns tummy. Could it be clothing or bedding?

Not likely: Depending on the age of a newborn, bruising on his tummy might still be from pressure at delivery. Many babies have darker spots on the lower back, butt, or trunk, called mongolian spots. Those spots are birthmarks, not bruises. The pediatrician can check to see if there is a problem. If tummy bruising is new and started after the baby got home, there could be a serious problem in the blood. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after a tummy tuck? I'm going on vacation this summer, but want to have my tummy tuck before i wear a bikini. Will I have time to have the procedure before my vacation? Will there be visible swelling or bruising for more t

How long does it take to recover after a tummy tuck? I'm going on vacation this summer, but want to have my tummy tuck before i wear a bikini. Will I have time to have the procedure before my vacation? Will there be visible swelling or bruising for more t

Tummy recovery: Expect 2 - 3 months before enough swelling has gone down before your feel comfortable at the beach. Make sure you discuss with your surgeon the placement of the scar. I encourage my patients to bring me what swimwear they want to wear after their surgery so i can mark it on their body to keep the scar hidden under that level. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal bruising?

What causes abdominal bruising?

Many causes: Actual trauma to the area and also abnormality of internal organs. See your doctor to find cause. ...Read more

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I have bruises on my lower abdominal , but there no pain .

I have bruises on my lower abdominal , but there no pain .

Superficial bruising: It sounds like superficial bruising under the skin, if that's the case you should see black and blue yellowing in a few days. The cause would be small broken blood vessels ...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