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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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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???

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???

Right abd pain: When your doctor examined your abdomen, did he find any abnormality? Have you had a pelvic exam? You may need a consultation with another doctor if you are not getting the help you need. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under my left rib after a leg day in a gym. it is more upper abdominal. very painful to touch however not bruised. ?

Sharp pain under my left rib after a leg day in a gym. 
it is more upper abdominal. very painful to touch however not bruised. ?

Strain: Sounds like a chest/abdominal wall strain rather than something more serious like splenomegaly, pulmonary embolism, pyelonephritis...check back in a couple days unless something changes. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Waves of inner abdominal/flank pain (left back, & front side) after c. Diff, which has now changed to feelin bruised/painful to touch on back side?

Waves of inner abdominal/flank pain (left back, & front side) after c. Diff,  which has now changed to feelin bruised/painful to touch on back side?

Go back to doctor: There are numerous possibilities, few of them good. You may have perforated your bowel, there may be infection outside the lumen of the bowel by different mechanisms. You need to see a doctor asap. Best wishes for a rapid recovery. ...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