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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Likely not: Best to have him examined, appropriate labwork done to rule out most dangerous causes. ...Read more
I fell on my butt and I got a pretty bad bruise. This was 4 days ago. And the bruise is getting bigger and blacker. Should I worry?
Butt injury: If it is progressing & u r in discomfort, have it checked. ...Read more
I fell down steps backwards. Have huge bruise on one side of butt. That's 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
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
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
Maybe aspirin: BROADLY speaking, abnormal bleeding or bruising is due to (1) abnormality of soluble clotting factors (e.g., Von Willebrand's disease), (2) abnormality of platelet number or function (e.g., aspirin effect on platelet function), or (3) abnormality of capillaries. Whole books are written on the subject. You should see a hematologist for evaluation. It may be due to the aspirin you take. ...Read more
Bruise: For the first 24 hours, I would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more
Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces under the skin leading to the bluish discoloration called a bruise. Unless associated with bleeding disorders, or the trauma caused deeper injury, these can be treated with icing for 2-3 days and then heat later to resolve the bruise. ...Read more