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Bruise On Upper Left Abdomen Symptoms
CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.
Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion.
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
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
Large bruise on my upper left abdomen. The bruise has now faded slightly and has left knots. And I can't hold down much food, with low grade fever?
For three days now, I've had a nagging bruised sensation in my lower abdomen and bruises appeared yesterday, no prior injuries, and I am pregnant. Should I be concerned? Last week though I had pain in my upper left abdomen and had an exam, had a high lipa
ASAP...: If you are pregnant and are having unexplained bruises appear on your abdomen, you need to be seen ASAP This can sometimes be serious and its not possible to know without more information and labwork. Best wishes!
Upper left abdomen tender to touch and movement, similar to pulled muscle. Started walking 1/2 mile today. What could it be?
Pulled muscle: If you are not used to walking regularly and specially if you are overweight, half mile walk can result in strain and spasm in the oblique muscle that start from the bottom ribs, so you can have some pain at the rib junction with the muscle hopefully it will resolve in a couple of days. Good luck.
Should I go to er? I have had back pain, chest pain, and slight shortness of breath for well over a week now. In the past couple of days, my upper left abdomen has swollen, is extremely painful, and very tender to the touch. My left side and my back also
Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However you describe severe pain in the left upper quadrant of your abdomen with swelling and tenderness to palpation. You also have nausea as well as shortness of breath with pain extending into the chest and back. I think that this constellation of symptoms would warrant an evaluation at an emergency room. Take care. I hope you are feeling better soon.
What cause upper left abdominal pain feels like it's pulling through chest front of neck &under jaw? Upper left abdomen very painful & tender to touch
LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment.
My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2 day one.
My adivse is to: Get a home pregnancy test and go from there. You sound like you could be pregnant assuming your sexually active, which I assume you are or wouldn't be asking :-) If your worried about family and friends, share with those you trust. If you are pregnant, it's important ot have support people in place. Best to you and be well!
I'm 53. Last 2 days with lower left abdominal pain. Persistent, cramp like, somewhat tender abdomen. No bowel issues, no other symptoms?
What causes tender aching skin and muscles especially on lower left abdomen? Other symptoms include blood, undigested food and lots of mucus in stool
Your Doctor can help: Blood in the stool is always worry some. You can go and see your gp and ask him to examine you and check you blood for any problems. For a young person, you are already affected by more problems than I would expect. You need to exercise daily and eat healthy diet (this is just general advice which may get your mind off the illnesses that are affecting you a bit sooner than later).
Maybe for abdomen: But your history of recent acute bronchitis may be more what is contributing to your upper left back issues, especially if there was any coughing or chest discomfort with that bout. It's important to have the source of your constipation checked out, and get that squared away by your PCP. If you haven't pooped in a few days, that can create discomfort in the abdomen, if you continue eating.
Can you have a panc. Tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.
No: Most common symptom of pancreatic cancer would be painless jaundice. Pancreatic cancer is also extremely uncommon in your age group. Taking metformin WITH food may reduce your symptoms significantly. If not, tell your doctor that you are having stomach problems with metformin and you will be prescribed an alternative medication.
Right abdomen is double the left side, it is lower and into back area. Very firm, looks bruised, and discomfort. MRI doesn't show anything???
Internal bruises in my stomach left and right side as well as little bruising in abdomen area I'm in my 20's
After Trauma?: We need more information regarding the bruising.
I had a C-section 4 months ago and now have pain on my lower left side of the abdomen. Feels like a bruise but no bruise is there. What could it be?
Scar tissue: It could be scar tissue, depends on the way you heal. It is a good idea to get your doctor to examine you if the pain gets worse.See 2 more doctor answers
I have pain in left abdomen, also wind. I fell off bike last week and have a massive bruise on my left thigh. Maybe the pain is related to the fall?
See a doctor: Abdominal pain after a recent fall could signal significant injury. Please see a doctor as soon as possible.
I have been experiencing unexplained bruising to the left side of my body. The bruising aren't exclusive to a limb or abdomen. No injury to cause?
This might: Be the first symptom of coagulopathy or platelet disorder, so you need to consult a physician for blood tests.
I felt a little tenderness on the lower left part of my abdomen. I looked and I have a rather large bruise there. I don't recall injuring myself in th?
Hard to: Tell without examination. Usually bruises result from injury or coagulopathies due to medications or illness. A doctors examination will determine if observation or further work up is indicated
My 5 year old daughter has a bruise on the lower left side of her abdomen. About two days ago it was the size of a pea now it is bigger with lump?
Most likely: She bruised herself while playing. The contusion at that area was mostly hidden except for the pea size lump as the time passed more of it has come to the skin as it resorbs. If it is still there in a week or if other symptoms develop, take her to be seen.See 2 more doctor answers
Sharp pains in my lower stomach, a lumpy spot on my lower left abdomen that feels like it is bruised, but doesn't look bruised. Should I be worried?
Possibly: You are already worried, and the best way to alleviate this is to see a doctor and have this examined. This can be something in the abdominal wall, beneath the wall in the peritoneal cavity, and if in the cavity, emanating from one of several different structures. In most instances this will not be a major threat to you, but does need further evaluation. See a doctor and get examined. Good luck.
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