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Bruise Under Belly Button
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
He has a pain below his belly button and he says it feels like a bruise but he hasn't been hit or anything, what could it be?
Hi I have what feels like a bruise to touch about 2 inch above my belly button it prob seems like nothing but the bruise feeling is not going away?
Don't touch it: It could be something is pushing on it or perhaps it is a small piece of fat which has herniated. In any event do not touch it, Wait. And if it is still present call you medical professional ...Read more
Get it examined: It is very difficult to comment without having a look at the rash. Can you please upload a pic. A bruise on your abdomen could be due to a clotting disorder, infection, an insect bite or something more significant such as a pancreatitis or other causes. Very difficult to comment without a proper examination. If it persists you need to get it examined. ...Read more
Any trauma? Pain?: There are many reasons why you may have bruising around your belly button. Trauma to the area would be high on my list, but you'd know about that. You may collect blood (leading to a bruise) around your belly button with bleeding into the retro peritoneum (a space that wraps around your abdominal cavity). If it worsens, or if you have pain, call or go see your doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
I have bruise around a belly button piercing that hasn't gone away after two years. Are there any remedies for this?
Take out the:
Piercing. The foreign body in your skin may be causing irritation. You could be allergic to the metal in the contraption. Take it out and let the wound heal.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Pain just barely to the right of the belly button only hurts when I push down feels like a bruise pain or something similar to costochondritis?
A muscle bruise or..: This could be a a bruised abdominal muscle that runs vertically along either side of the belly button (umbilicus). Interestingly, some people get an infection inside the belly button, and you may not even see it from the outside, because it is under the flap of skin that cover the belly button. Or is it that the button or belt buckle on jeans is too tight and pushing into your abdominal muscle. ...Read more
I rode my bike into a Bush and I'm not sure what happened but now I have a really bad pain in my stumach near my belly button but it's not bruised?
Chronic pancreatitis I have cp, and I noticed a bruised by my belly button is that because of cp, if so why?
I have bruise appeared on the inside of my stomach to my right oh belly button what cause it only hurts when I touch, what to do?
Physican visit: It is difficult to make a diagnosis without an examination. Suggest a visit to your PCP ...Read more
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
Pain right side about inch above belly button feels bruised inside when touch, feels grisly but can feel a tiny lump what could this be?
I have a bruise on the lower left side of my stomach near my belly button. I do an injection in that place. Could that be the cause of it.?
Most likely: Yes since you inject in this site very common to injure the tissue. Are you a diabetic???? ...Read more
I just noticed a small bruise below my belly button and don't remember doing anything to cause this. I did use the sauna this evening if this means?
Unrecognized trauma: You have most certainly bumped your tummy against something or perhaps pinched your skin somehow. It does not take a lot of force to cause minor bleeds and bruising. It is also easy to be distracted. I don't see the sauna being related. ...Read more
Normal: Surgical site bruising is common ; temporary. If there is concern of infection with increasing redness then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more
Pregnancy: You would have to be 20 weeks along for this size and it would be remarkable at age 48 to be pregnant. ...Read more
I had a Laproscopic Appendecetomy about 8 weeks ago. I had some big bruising around my belly button area. The bruising has reduced a lot but I still have some bruising around the belly button area. Is this normal after 8 weeks? I have been able to return
Yes it's normal: As long as there is no swelling, redness or drainage you are fine. Any further questions ask your surgeon ...Read more
What to do if I have this burning bruising pain above my belly button and I'm 8 months pregnant what could it be?
Benign: Usually results from the stretch or tearing of the ligaments inside the wall of the abdomen (remnants of old blood vessels) ...Read more
No: Unexplained bruising is not normal. You need check with your OB doctor. ...Read more
I have a sore area on my belly, above and 1 inch to the right of belly button. No bump, no bruise no other symtoms?
Sore area!: Difficult to diagnose without examining it. Consult your pcp. ...Read more
No BM in 5 days. Very nauseous. Left abd hard and feels bruised near belly button. Could this be a bowel obstruction?
Maybe: You should be evaluated by a physician NOW ...Read more
Why is my bump sore (above and slightly to the right of my belly button) at the end of the day (very tender, it feels like a bruise)?
Feels bruised on right side, below ribs but above belly button. Hurts to move and touch when upright. Could heavy drinking for 2 weeks cause this?
More info and eval.: Hi, is the pain in the right side or left side? Do you have any other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, change in ur stool, loss of appetite, heavy drinking definitely could cause inflammation of Pancreas and also Gastritis and ulcer in stomach, I suggest that you see ur MD ASAP. ...Read more
I got my belly button peirced 4 days ago and it's been itching it's a little red and swollen now it's bruising, is this normal??
Infected?: No, it's not normal. To have redness, swelling and bruising of area after piercingAre you uptodate with tetanus toxoid? Keep area clean and dry. It should be open to air for 20 min twice a day. If no improvement in 2 days, you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
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