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I've noticed faint bruising on the left side of my abdomen not due to injury. I've also had severe blood loss during bowel movements. Any relation?

I've noticed faint bruising on the left side of my abdomen not due to injury. I've also had severe blood loss during bowel movements. Any relation?

Seek help: Please see your doctor. You may have some form of blood disorder which is leading to spontaneous bruising and GI blood loss. Now, don't panic, as this is a very shallow answer based on preliminary information. Just call monday morning for an appt. And, be honest with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fell on ice a week ago. Still hurts on left lower back. Is that normal to take that long to heal? Tiny bruise visible

Fell on ice a week ago. Still hurts on left lower back. Is that normal to take that long to heal?  Tiny bruise visible

Could be a fracture: Many unexpected falls in ice can create tremendous force at impact. You may have a fracture to your pelvis, sacrum, or even the lower spine. Most of these injuries with an external compression from the side (lateral compression fractures) are inherently stable, so you could stand or walk with discomfort. This injury may take 6 weeks to 3 months to get better. Have an orthopedic surgeon check. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my mid to lower back, it feels like a bruise and hurts constant, also pains down my left thigh what could this be?

Need more evaluation: Commonest reason for pain radiating down legs is a 'pinched nerve' because of a displaced disc. This can happen in young people like you. You may need Xray, MRI or nerve conduction studies followed by either medication,physical therapy or nerve blocks. See a board certified pain physician or an orthopedic doctor ...Read more

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I felt a little tenderness on the lower left part of my abdomen. I looked and I have a rather large bruise there. I don't recall injuring myself in th?

I felt a little tenderness on the lower left part of my abdomen. I looked and I have a rather large bruise there. I don't recall injuring myself in th?

Hard to: Tell without examination. Usually bruises result from injury or coagulopathies due to medications or illness. A doctors examination will determine if observation or further work up is indicated ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter has a bruise on the lower left side of her abdomen. about two days ago it was the size of a pea now it is bigger with lump?

My 5 year old daughter has a bruise on the lower left side of her abdomen.  about two days ago it was the size of a pea now it is bigger with lump?

Most likely: she bruised herself while playing. the contusion at that area was mostly hidden except for the pea size lump as the time passed more of it has come to the skin as it resorbs. If it is still there in a week or if other symptoms develop, take her to be seen. ...Read more

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Large bruise on my upper left abdomen. the bruise has now faded slightly and has left knots. and i can't hold down much food, with low grade fever?

Large bruise on my upper left abdomen. the bruise has now faded slightly  and has left knots. and i can't hold down much food, with low grade fever?

Abdomen bruise: Based on what is happening with you there may be a deeper issue going on. You need to be evaluated today either be your doctor or in a urgent care. Possibly an ER if your symptoms worsen and if you have dizziness/lightheadness. ...Read more

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I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

Get evaluated: Depending upon how long ago accident occurred, could be residual hip hematoma, or even seroma. However, would be more concerned about your back, as the pain may be secondary to a small fracture, or even a disc injury. See your doctor and uncover causation. ...Read more

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5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch.. Should I be concerned?

5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch.. Should I be concerned?

Abd Bruise: This is a large area to just "appear" without any trauma. The pea size lump could be an accumulation of blood/bleeding. Not sure of your age. I would have a Health Care Professional take a look ...Read more

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I have had lower back pain travelling down my left leg, I have now noticed a lot of bruises particularly on my legs upper and lower?

Leg pain: I think someone asked this same question. Was it u? Well i'm gonna give same answer. If ur getting bruising time to see a doctor. That is not from lumbar radiculopathy ( back pain w leg pain). ...Read more

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Respond asap please! what causes unexpected bruises on your abdomen? It's on my left side under my breast area(lung)& its slightly painful. Worried

Take it easy: You sound panicked an i would urge you to take a deep breath. There is no way to diagnose what it is without a workup and physical. However if you are very concerned or are having other symptoms like pain or shortness of breath go to the er. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my left lower abdomen. No trauma. No tenderness. Was 3cm when i first noticed it 2 days ago; now it is 5cm. Should I be concerned?

I have a bruise on my left lower abdomen. No trauma. No tenderness. Was 3cm when i first noticed it 2 days ago; now it is 5cm. Should I be concerned?

See MD: If you have no recollection of trauma, then you need to see your MD now. Don't wait -- make the appointment for today if possible. Explain that it is enlarging and you are very worried. If they cannot see you , go to urgent care or ER. You should not ignore this. Good Luck. ...Read more

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