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Bruising Down Spine
For 2 months-spot on spine right around bra line hurts as if there is a bruise when touched. Lean forward, lay down on it or sit against it, it hurts?
Injury?: Well you may have injured this area. If so the soft tissues take cavelike to heal give it a week or so and see if resolved ...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
Posture?: The most common reason that I see skin discoloration over the spinous processes (the superficial bumps that you can feel on the spine) is from chronic pressure on the skin. This occurs from sitting in chairs with poor posture, essentially bruising the skin between the hard chair and the bone underneath. This would be an unusual presentation of a serious problem, but an md eval would be advised. ...Read more
Observation: 2 yr old with "bruises down spine". It is common to see minor bruises in this age group especially in areas that receive trauma related to play such as the extremities and even over the spine. Areas that are not exposed to trauma with normal play, e.g. neck, abdomen, chest, etc. Can suggest abuse or blood disorders. See your doctor if bruises do not resolve or you notice excessive wound bleeding. ...Read more
Half way down my spine it feels bruised but I don't see any bruise been hurting for a couple of days now?
I have a knot on my spine in the middle/ lower back with pain an sometimes bruising in line down part of spine doc won't do anything for it help?
Back of lower neck at spine feels bruised. Sore to look down or put neck all the way back. Almost feel like a bruise would be there. No injury.?
Neck discomfort: In the absence of recent strain or other injury, lower neck tightness or aching can be due to underlying arthritis of vertebrae, poor posture, chronic tension, improper positional postures in bed, computer work, watching tv or inappropriate pillows, drafts from air conditioning or wind. Consider these causes and determine if any apply to you. ...Read more
Hey I have bruises that cover most of my inner fore arm and run down my spine, is there something im low on or do I meed a new vitamin?
Need 2 see a Doctor!: You need to see your PCP to determine why you are bruising so easily. You could be low in Vitamin K, but you could also be higher in some supplements that can increase bleeding time, or other OTC meds, or have other medical conditions that need to be checked out! That amount of spontaneous bruising is not normal. Have peace of mind by visiting your doctor! ...Read more
Wat shud I do explaind to doc abot middle back pain knot on spine sometime bruise down spine Bp up from pain but was told I don't rite pain med no ref.
Explain it again: Knots in the middle back are quite common and may be due to muscular spasm, sprain, poor posture, and other causes. Associated swelling may be present, but busing along the spine is unusual and should be further evaluated, if in fact it is as described in the question. ...Read more
Daughter (17 months) has a faint blue looking line starting in the middle of her back down her spine, almost looks like bruising or a vein. Leukemia?
Blue mark: Could answer better with a picture or an examination ...Read more
Unusual bruising on spine. Have literally done nothing to cause a bruise. It just started hurting and a bruise appeared!
Bruise: At your age it's still most likely that you bumped or struck the area and just didn't realize it, causing the bruise. Alternatively, it could be a bug bite or, even more rare, this could be a sign of an underlying bleeding disorder. For now I would give it time and conservative treatment, but if symptoms persist or worsen then see a physician. ...Read more
My daughter has had what looks like a bruise on her spine for 2 months now. It's not discolored like a bruise, but its squishy when you touch it.?
Hemangioma?: You don't say how old your daughter is. If she is an infant, she may be developing one of the many types of hemangiomas, which are collections of blood vessels under the skin. There are different types - some are bright red, and some are not even really all that discolored but give that "squishy" sensation. They usually enlarge over first year of life. If she's older, then see doctor for diagnosis ...Read more
In the middle of my spine it hurts. It feels like a bruise but I know I haven't hurt myself. It's been like that for over 1month. What could it b? Thx
Varies: There are a number of possibilities. If it seems superficial and tender it could be a trigger point, which is felt to be an inflammatory condition or it could be a sebaceous or inclusion cyst; if it seems deeper, it could be a disc problem in your back. I would not hesitate to be seen if it does not improve. ...Read more
Yes: You have to be concerned why toddler got the bruise, for any child abuse from baby sitter etc, is ideal to be seen by a pediatrician. ...Read more
Why might I have pain in a couple spots right on my spine that feels like bruises with no sign of bruising.?
My son is 2yrs old and he keeps getting bruises along his spine they will go away then come back what can be causeing this?
Probably Normal: Normal activity can cause this. If you look carefully, he bangs his back against many things, many times per day. If there is no bruising elsewhere do not worry. ...Read more
I have 2 small dry patches of skin on my spine that look like brown bruises. They don't hurt or anything, what could this be?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Sometimes back pain after lifting at work or waking up. Hurts if pushed on and now I have a vertical bruise on the right side of my lower spine.?
Evaluation: Go to your doctor to rule out herniated disk. ...Read more
It was really sudden, the pain happened right away. Didn't do anything. But it's by my neck on spine. Feels like bruise and it hurts badly. Any idea?
I noticed bruising on my 2-year-olds spine yesterday. She has other normal bumps and bruises from being active. At what point should I be concerned?
Depends: I'm not sure what setting your two year old is in, but bruises tend to be on the extremities and in easily banged up areas. If you notice central bruising or bruising that has a suspicious pattern or location (i.e. Shaped like a belt, or hand, or cigarette burn) those are obviously reasons to be concerned. However, if there was a history of innocent trauma, that may explain other bruises. ...Read more
Had my back popped last night causing me pain. I woke up this morning with a red mark on my spine, not a bruise. What is this? Is this something I sho
May be bleeding: Even though you feel it is not a bruise it still could be due to bleeding from the trauma of popping your back. If it does not resolve you should see your physician to be sure it is not something else ...Read more
I have a couple bruises on my spine that come and go and get worse and go away, some guy kind of stuck a knife there. Could I be bleeding? Its been four years and the bruises aren't gone
Has this ever been: Medically assessed? From what you are describing - I am thinking that perhaps it was not. This needs in-person evaluation to determine what is causing these recurring issues. ...Read more