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Bruising on left side of body different stages of healing no injury or trauma to cause them?

Bruising on left side of body different stages of healing no injury or trauma to cause them?

If not taking: Any medications, no injury and is recurrent, work up is indicated. Liver function and coagulation work up ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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I have been experiencing unexplained bruising to the left side of my body. The bruising aren't exclusive to a limb or abdomen. No injury to cause?

I have been experiencing unexplained bruising to the left side of my body. The bruising aren't exclusive to a limb or abdomen. No injury to cause?

This might: Be the first symptom of coagulopathy or platelet disorder, so you need to consult a physician for blood tests. ...Read more

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I feel bruise like pain on the side under left arm pit when I press on it. It is literally on the side of my body under left arm pit. Didn't bump into?

I feel bruise like pain on the side under left arm pit when I press on it. It is literally on the side of my body under left arm pit. Didn't bump into?

Various causes: Discomfort and tenderness there could be due to strain of muscle or ligament, bruised rib or tender lymph glands. Check for any lumps or redness, and if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache on front left side, towards the middle of my body and a mild bruising of skin over that area. No physical trauma. Possibilities?

I have a dull ache on front left side, towards the middle of my body and a mild bruising of skin over that area. No physical trauma. Possibilities?

Here are a few: Your spleen is located in the left upper quadrant of your body and it may be swollen, you may have an issue with your stomach such as gastritis. The bruising over the area concerns me also about a possible pancreas issue, but usually the pain with pancreas issues is quite severe. I would see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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How can you tell you broke something. I have no bruises but I can't put presser on my left side it's hurts to much??

How can you tell you broke something. I have no bruises but I can't put presser on my left side it's hurts to much??

Evaluation: You may still have a fracture. There are such things as "stress fractures" that do not require trauma to occur. Have yourself examined. ...Read more

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I have lost 76 lbs and noticed a moderately big dark bruise on the left side of my waist should I be alarmed? X 2d P/L =0

I have lost 76 lbs and noticed a moderately big dark bruise on the left side of my waist should I be alarmed? X 2d P/L =0

Worth a check-up: That is a lot of weight loss if unintentional. Bruising can occur, but in the context of weight loss may be a red flag. A few screening blood tests and physical exam are warranted. ...Read more

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Having a bruise-like pain (no noticeable bruise) under my right ribcage, my left side of ribcage feels like it's rubbing against something when I turn?

Rib cage: It's rare in a young person, but sometimes people can have some nerve compression in their spine at the level of the rib cage that produces band-like pain around the chest. Both sides can be involved. The other possibility is some early signs of flu or maybe you have been coughing some and the muscles are sore. If it stays uncomfortable for 3-5 days, go see your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I found a small bruise on my left side of my tummy what could it be?

I found a small bruise on my left side of my tummy what could it be?

May have mild: Trauma. We don't always notice minor trauma when it occurs. ...Read more

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What does it mean if anything that I bruise very easily but usually on one side of my body?

What does it mean if anything that I bruise very easily but usually on one side of my body?

Move the planter: Bruising is not usually limited to one side of ones body unless one is repeatedly exposed to trauma on one side, such as walking past a protruding object repeatedly. Perhaps an unusual exception might be venous obstruction on one side of the body with resultant bleeding varicose veins. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on the bottom left side of my stomach?

I have a bruise on the bottom left side of my stomach?

Watch it: You might have bumped into something without realizing it. Should resolve in a week or so. If not, see your doctor ...Read more

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I have a bruise on the left side of my breast should I be concerned about it.

I have a bruise on the left side of my breast should I be concerned about it.

Likely just a bruise: We often don't recall a bump or poke that make cause a bruise. If you have not noticed a problem with your breast before. No lumps, etc then it is probably "just a bruise" which will gradually change color and then fade away over then next week or so. If the discoloration and tenderness persist for much longer, then you may want to have a medical assessment. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bruise on top of my right leg on the left side, I didn't bang it or anything so what's causing it?

The most common: Cause of solitary bruising is some kind of injury, usually a contusion. If there's no immediate pain, bleeding or other trauma, we tend to forget that an injury occurred. Also, as our skin ages, there's less padding and structure underneath. This can make us more prone to bruising with a minor contusion. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Every months in a while I have a bruise in my left and right llium "my bone in my waist in both sides" What could that be?

Every months in a while I have a bruise in my left and right llium "my bone in my waist in both sides" What could that be?

SIJ: 20 yo female has intermittent "bruise" (aching pain?) bilateral pelvic-iliac regions. Probably reflects sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation aroused by menses-associated hormone Relaxin, which loosens SIJ ligaments; possibly potentiated by Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. This pain referral pattern is similar to gluteus region pain & mid-gluteus tender points commonly associated with fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Have pain on both sides, more severely on the right side, at the front of my body just under my ribs/bottom of my ribs. Feels like severe bruising?

Have pain on both sides, more severely on the right side, at the front of my body just under my ribs/bottom of my ribs. Feels like severe bruising?

Possibility: I wonder if it's something called costochondritis, which is inflammation of the cartilage in between your ribs which can feel an awful lot like bruising. The other anatomy around there would not make sense bilaterally to both be feeling the same way. Have you tried any OTC meds? I might try 500mg naproxen twice daily and heat to the area. See your doc if no better after a couple of days. ...Read more

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I noticed a spot on my left side months ago that has not gone away. It kind of looks like a bruise, but more faint. 2inches in size. Not itchy or pain?

I noticed a spot on my left side months ago that has not gone away. It kind of looks like a bruise, but more faint. 2inches in size. Not itchy or pain?

Most likely benign: Cannot tell like this. You need personal examination of the skin. If you are thatch concerned her examined by your MD or call HT prime via video conferencing. One of us can help you. ...Read more

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Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Get checked: Was this caused by injuries? Taking blood-thinners? Any associated swelling, tenderness? You need to get checked by clinician. Especially If any of these factors are present. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My Husband has a bruise on his left side of stomach and doesn't know where he got it, should I be concerned about this? Can it cause any problems?

My Husband has a bruise on his left side of stomach and doesn't know where he got it, should I be concerned about this? Can it cause any problems?

Physical Exam: If there has been NO known trauma to the area, a physical exam (+/- labs/imaging) by a qualified physician will be necessary to rule out any possible maladies that may be life-threatening. Don't ignore your body's symptoms and seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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I am experiencing what seems like muscle spams in my upper left side of myback with bruising and numbing is that normal for spasms? I'm very scared.

I am experiencing what seems like muscle spams in my upper left side of myback with bruising and numbing is that normal for spasms? I'm very scared.

See your doctor: muscle spasm can be frightening. It can make it hard to breath, cause sleep disturbance, interfere with daily life. Fortunately, there is medical treatment. See your doctor. Patients often confuse muscle spasm with other things. You may need an MRI to make sure you don't have a herniated disc above the level of the symptoms, such as in your cervical spine. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in the left side of the chest, feels like a bruise inside?

Have it checked out: It is always better to be safe than sorry for any chest pain after the age of 40. It is more so if you also have shortness of breath and sweating with it. If you have added risk factors like smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes than it increases the risk of having a heart attack. Bruising inside the chest without trauma is unheard of. Please go and see a doctor right away or go to E.R. ...Read more

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Lingering non painful bruise on the back of right knee. More on the left side. Been there 3+ months?

Lingering non painful bruise on the back of right knee. More on the left side. Been there 3+ months?

Too long!: Without having re-injured it, a bruise should be gone by now. Since it isn't, please get it checked and find out what is causing it, and why it won't heal. You may be having continued bleeding under the skin and finding out why that's happening is very important. ...Read more

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After sex I've been experiencing pain in the left side of my pubic bone. Can it just be bruising? What could be the cause?

After sex I've been experiencing pain in the left side of my pubic bone. Can it just be bruising? What could be the cause?

Probably: It sounds more like bruising then anything else. This can occur after vigorous intimate encounters. Try resting and avoiding intercourse for a few days and see if it improves. If it doesn't follow up with your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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