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When do you go to the doctor for a bruised butt. ?

When do you go to the doctor for a bruised butt. ?

Continued pain walk: When you fall on your butt you can break a relatively thin bone on the bottom of your pelvis and still be able to walk, tho with pain. If the pain is not severe, you walk fine and the pain is gone within a week. Most likely you do not have an unstable injury. If you cannot walk or only with severe pain, get an xray asap. A doctor may also want to make sure you do not have blood in your urine. ...Read more

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I have a big bruise on my butt. How long after getting bruised til ddimer results go back down? How much would bruise affect the results?

I have a big bruise on my butt. How long after getting bruised til ddimer results go back down? How much would bruise affect the results?

A guess...: If normal renal function, varying figures for the half-life of fibrin split products are published, including D-dimer (6hr-48hr). Normally, I would question whether bruising alone results in a detectable elevation in D-dimer. Fortunately, the test is commonly used to rule-OUT emergent problems (negative test) and so it could still be used clinically. Given the propensity for vessel damage with .. ...Read more

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I am 24 and generally a healthy person. I fell down a flight of stairs on my butt and have a huge bruise on my butt. Can I get a blood clot ?

I am 24 and generally a healthy person. I fell down a flight of stairs on my butt and have a huge bruise on my butt.  Can I get  a blood clot ?

Not likely: The huge bruise is blood under the skin - in the soft tissue of the buttocks. Pockets of blood (hematoma) can also form under the skin. The kind of clots most people are concerned about are the ones that can go to the lungs. This is a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Unless your fall has made you immobile or you have leg swelling on one side, then DVT is unlikely. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had a bruise on my butt crack for several days now and it gets worse everyday. now has a white head on a lump. I cannot sit down anymore.

Hi. I have had a bruise on my butt crack for several days now and it gets worse everyday. now has a white head on a lump. I cannot sit down anymore.

Possible abcess: Sounds like you may have developed an abcess (a collection of pus/infection) in that area. If this is the case, you need tobee seen by a medical professional who can see if the pus needs to be drained out and possibly antibiotics. This should not get put off as these things can get very bad and the infection can spread, including into your body. ...Read more

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After sitting in a metal chair with a diamond pattern, my BF got a bruise on his back/butt in the pattern of the chair's holes. Is it a blood problem?

After sitting in a metal chair with a diamond pattern, my BF got a bruise on his back/butt in the pattern of the chair's holes. Is it a blood problem?

Bruising from chair: Anyone can get minor bruising from a metal chair with a diamond mesh-like pattern. It can happen more easily if someone took aspirin or ibuprofen recently. A blood problem would only be a concern if the bruising was extreme, if the person is taking a blood thinner like warfarin, or if there is a family history of blood problems like hemophilia. ...Read more

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Dull ache in calf only comes a few times a day...Also feeling like butt is bruised causing pain down back of thighs?

Dull ache in calf only comes a few times a day...Also feeling like butt is bruised causing pain down back of thighs?

Hamstring: The muscles that allow your heel to lift up and touch your buttock attach almost at the level of your belt. That muscle if tight and inflammed with cause aching all the way down to the upper calf. ...Read more

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6 days ago, standing on chair, fell. Butt hit floor first then head. Lumps on head still tender. Butt, no bruise, still hurts. Dull, some movements cause sharp pain. See doctor or give time to heal?

6 days ago, standing on chair, fell. Butt hit floor first then head. Lumps on head still tender. Butt, no bruise, still hurts. Dull, some movements cause sharp pain. See doctor or give time to heal?

Traumas are cumulatv: See an osteopathic medical doctor who can examine, and treat you! You had a tough fall both on the sacrum/tailbone, and head that will affect your neck, shoulders, low back, and hip, and make it uncomfortable to sit, or drive for long periods. No need to stay in pain. If you get dizzy, nauseous, feel like you're going to pass out, have a massive headache, or incredible pain, go to the ER. ...Read more

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I have an indent above my butt looks like it was scooped out with a spoon big in size andbeen there for a while looks like a bruise?

I have an indent above my butt looks like it was scooped out with a spoon big in size andbeen there for a while looks like a bruise?

Spina Bifada: this is caused when the bones of the lower spine don't form properly. You have what is called spins bifada occulta. Meaning you have no symptoms from it other than the dimple above your bottom. You can look up more on WebMD under spina bifada ? ...Read more

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My son age 10 has a bruise that is hard and small like a marble on his butt. He believes its from a fall-6 months ago. Is this dangerous?

My son age 10 has a bruise that is hard and small like a marble on his butt. He believes its from a fall-6 months ago. Is this dangerous?

Could be a cyst: It could be a cyst and was noticed after the bruise or it could be from the actual injury. In either case, should see a surgeon or a plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine and advise. ...Read more

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I fell down steps backwards. Have huge bruise on one side of butt . Thats ok but the base of my spine is very painfull. Should i be concerned.?

I fell down steps backwards. Have huge bruise on one side of butt . Thats ok but the base of my spine is very painfull. Should i be concerned.?

Probably not: Mild falls can create a bruise, but you will rarely have a fracture. If you are taking certain blood thinning medications or if your pain/bruising worsens, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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Why does my bruise itch?

Why does my bruise itch?

Chemicals: Chemicals in your body are relased during the bruising process. Some of these chemicals promote the urge to scratch, which results from their itch- producing properties. ...Read more

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How can I bruise myself?

How can I bruise myself?

Bump bang or scratch: Ant trauma to the skin can cause bruising especially in the elderly or those on blood thinners. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bruise?

What exactly is a bruise?

What is a bruise: Bruise is bleeding under the skin and it looks bluish black it can be due to trauma to that area or sometimes comes on spontaneusly due to certain medical conditions.There may be fragility of blood vessels, low platlet count, or other bleeding disorders due to lack of clotting factors in blood.If is recurrent and in many places in the body then one has to consult their physician. ...Read more

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Why does a bruise happen?

Why does a bruise happen?

Bruise: A bruise is the release of blood into the tissue with the disruption of blood vessels, usually veins. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bruise ?

What exactly is a bruise ?

See below: A bruise is the result injury leading to blood vessels leaking into the tissue around leading to swelling, pain and discoloration in the area around the injury. ...Read more

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Why do I bruise so easily?

Why do I bruise so easily?

Blood thiners ?: Are you on blood thinners such as coumadin or plavix (clopidogrel)? Are you on nsaids? These medications can make you blood thinner and cause you to bruise easier. ...Read more

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Bruise that does not heal.

Bruise that does not heal.

Must be addressed : Are you diabetic? Diabetes makes healing prolonged/difficult.. Depending on site/ maybe poor blood supply, and slow healing. Safest thing is to: consider a visit to dermatologist. ...Read more

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I bruise so easily.Why is this?

More info needed: Easy bruising can be caused by some medications and by disorders of the body's blood clotiing mechanism. Suggest you see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wrap up a bruise?

Is it okay to wrap up a bruise?

Unnecessary: A bruise is a leakage of blood, usually from trauma, under the skin. If you want to disguise it with a wrap, that is fine, but there is no medical reason to cover up a bruise. Ice on a bruised area for the first 2-3 days can limit its extent and then use heat help the body disperse the blood. ...Read more