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Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating. No visible bruise on the skin?

Pain in lower back from falling on ice when skating.  No visible bruise on the skin?

Need Xrays.: As my old professor used to say, "we doctors don't have xray vision!" you'll need to get some xrays to make sure you haven't broken anything. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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My son fell off his bike a week ago. The handlebars hit him in the llq area of his abdomen causing a bruise. The area now feels lumpy a rope like?

My son fell off his bike a week ago. The handlebars hit him in the llq area of his abdomen causing a bruise. The area now feels lumpy a rope like?

Abdominal Injury: Make a trip to his pediatrician's office for a thorough abdominal exam including urinanalysis.

It can be a abdominal wall hematoma or ..... Can be of intestine, the spleen is in left upper quadrant, left kidney in mid left abdomen and the colon is on whole left side.

May be nothing, but.... You don't want to miss something/anything, right? ...Read more

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I need advice on what's this expanding painful bruising on my lower back?

I need advice on what's this expanding painful bruising on my lower back?

Do not know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should i be concerned?

I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should i be concerned?

Sure: Especially if you have no history of getting injured in that area? A spreading bruise is s sign of some internal bleeding coming from somewhere. Get an evaluation. ...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've noticed my 2 year old son gets these dime sizes bruises on his lower back and spine. Is this normal?

I've noticed my  2 year old son gets these dime sizes bruises on his lower back and spine.  Is this normal?

Maybe,maybe not: A rambunctious kid can get bruises on occasion over the bony prominences of the spine, shins, elbows, etc. These should reflect their activity and come and go over time.Bruises that arise over fleshy areas, unlikely to have pinched tissue between trauma and hard bone, are abnormal and a sigh of inflicted trauma or blood issue. ...Read more

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My husband & i almost rolled our hot rod sat evening. Hurt my right side/abdomen & have huge deep purple bruising. Should i get checked?

My husband & i almost rolled our hot rod sat evening. Hurt my right side/abdomen & have huge deep purple bruising. Should i get checked?

That depends: If you have significnat abdominal or chest pain, dififculty breathing, abdominal distention, bloody urine or blood in feces those would be definite reasons to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Today I was walking down the stairs and I slipped and fell. I hit my lower back on the a step. There is bruising and pain. What should I do?

Today I was walking down the stairs and I slipped and fell. I hit my lower back on the a step. There is bruising and pain. What should I do?

Fall: Although you hurt, you do not have to be seen. If you can stand and walk it is unlikely you have a fracture. If that is the case then cool compress and Ibuprofen. Pain should resolve within a week. ...Read more

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I keep getting a bruise on my lower back right in the middle where my spine is. I haven't done anything physical and it feels like I have cramps?

I keep getting a bruise on my lower back right in the middle where my spine is. I haven't done anything physical and it feels like I have cramps?

Muscle or: soft tissue damage. The bruising is always suspicious for a blood clotting disorder. Get examined asap and get routine blood test of blood for coagulation issues. I suggest calling for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Why does my spine hurts when i touch it? The feeling is as if i had a giant bruise. It started in my lower back and now I have it on my upper back!

Why does my spine hurts when i touch it? The feeling is as if i had a giant bruise. It started in my lower back and now I have it on my upper back!

?Skin?: Your symptoms are not typical of anything but local trauma. For instance, if you do a lot of sit-ups or other activities in the face up/supine position, you can get bruises along your spinous processes (the tips of the vertebrae you can feel/see under the skin). Otherwise, it could be a skin problem or a muscle problem, as both lie between skin ; the bones themselves. See your pcp for and exam. ...Read more

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The top of my back is regular and comfortable, however my lower back is curved when I sit, stand and bend over. It's uncomfortable and bruises easily.

The top of my back is regular and comfortable, however my lower back is curved when I sit, stand and bend over. It's uncomfortable and bruises easily.

Back curve: You MAY have a condition called scoliosis. It is a curvature of the spine that is beyond what is typical. You need to see your doctor who may refer you to a back doctor or chiropractor if indicated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why did i get a fluid-filled bruise on my lower back after dropping 300 pounds?

Why did i get a fluid-filled bruise on my lower back after dropping 300 pounds?

Need further evaluat: This is a great deal of weight to loose, and will result in very stretched, overlapping skin. This may simply be a large fold of skin. You should see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have a bruise like discoloration on my lower back but i havent been hit. Should I be concerned?

Bruise: if you develop more bruising you may want to have a cbc done. That is a blood test that looks at white cells, hemoglobin, and platelets. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop a bruise on your abdomen following a tlh with ovary removal?

Is it common to develop a bruise on your abdomen following a tlh with ovary removal?

Not Uncommon: You could have a bruise from the injection of Heparin (to prevent blood clots) or from insertion or manipulation of the trocars used during the surgery. Alternatively, it could represent a little bit of oozing at the skin closure from the trocar sites. Most of the time this will go away in a week or so by itself. If it persists or continues to grow, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large swollen bruise on lower back from fall. It burns at times. What can I do to speed up healing?

I have a large swollen bruise on lower back from fall. It burns at times. What can I do to speed up healing?

Nothing particular: There is no known way to improve on the body's healing abilities, other than a proper diet and adequate vitamins, and avoiding things that may impair healing, including cigarette smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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Should I see my GP if I sprained my back? Significant bruising on lower back and extremely painful; when should I consider making appointment?

Low back strain: Low back strain is best treated by rest, good mattress, hot or cold applications, liniments like bengay,and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve. Muscle relaxants like flexeril or soma help reduce tightness. Applying a lidocaine patch can be soothing. If not gradually improving after several days, if worsening of pain or radiation of pain into the buttock or thigh, see an ortho ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many causes: There are many causes of back pain, most are annoying but not dangerous. Impossible to tell what might be causing your back pain without a lot more information. Maybe you need to get a 2nd opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I fell hard on my left buttock onto steel armrest on plane over a month ago ,left with massive bruise ,my lower back has starting to give me pain?

I fell hard on my left buttock onto steel armrest on plane over a month ago ,left with massive bruise ,my lower back has starting to give me pain?

Pain: You may be having referred pain from your buttocks. Try an anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day with food for a week ...Read more

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I had a C-section 4 months ago and now have pain on my lower left side of the abdomen. Feels like a bruise but no bruise is there. What could it be?

I had a C-section 4 months ago and now have pain on my lower left side of the abdomen. Feels like a bruise but no bruise is there. What could it be?

Scar tissue: It could be scar tissue, depends on the way you heal. It is a good idea to get your doctor to examine you if the pain gets worse. ...Read more

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After fall, dx severe lower back internal bruises.Can only sleep on back but it's hurting nxt day.Could this make it worse? Cant sleep side,2 painful.

After fall, dx severe lower back internal bruises.Can only sleep on back but it's hurting nxt day.Could this make it worse? Cant sleep side,2 painful.

Take pain meds: I hope you have already seen a physician and have evaluateed. If so, then you need a strong pain medicine to ease off the pain and let you rest. Please contact your physician for prescription. ...Read more

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Pain right side abdomen behind lower rib after eating with a bruise?

Ulcer or gallstones.: These symptoms can be due to gallstones, ulcers or irritable bowel.Please see your gastyroenterolgist for endoscopy and ultrasound.Avoid coffe , tea and sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Pain right side abdomen behind lower rib after eating with a bruise. What does this mean?

Grey Turner?: I would seek out medical attention immediately. This could be grey-turner sign, which can be seen in the setting of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I found that my lower back was sore today while standing then found unexplained bruising along my spine.

I found that my lower back was sore today while standing then found unexplained bruising along my spine.

Medical check up nee: You need to have a medical check up from your doctor. Bruising can be from trauma/injury but you will know if that is in the picture or not. Unexplained bruising indicates possible bleeding under the skin for which there has to be a cause. Your doctor can check/examine you to find the cause of bleeding which will require blood tests including CBC(Complete blood counts) and some special blood test ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

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