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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

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...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

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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Right abdomen is double the left side, it is lower and into back area. Very firm, looks bruised, and discomfort. MRI doesn't show anything???

Right abdomen is double the left side, it is lower and into back area. Very firm, looks bruised, and discomfort. MRI doesn't show anything???

Right abd pain: When your doctor examined your abdomen, did he find any abnormality? Have you had a pelvic exam? You may need a consultation with another doctor if you are not getting the help you need. ...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?

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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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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Pain in mid back, left side....causing pain in abdomen, left side. Sharp and bruised feeling. Ibuprofen no help. Dr?

Pain in mid back, left side....causing pain in abdomen, left side. Sharp and bruised feeling. Ibuprofen no help. Dr?

Exam needed: At this point you will need a physician evaluation. Many things can cause back + abdominal pain. Please see a doctor ASAP. Good luck, and I do hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Waves of inner abdominal/flank pain (left back, & front side) after c. Diff, which has now changed to feelin bruised/painful to touch on back side?

Waves of inner abdominal/flank pain (left back, & front side) after c. Diff, which has now changed to feelin bruised/painful to touch on back side?

Go back to doctor: There are numerous possibilities, few of them good. You may have perforated your bowel, there may be infection outside the lumen of the bowel by different mechanisms. You need to see a doctor asap. Best wishes for a rapid recovery. ...Read more

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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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Child severe pain in left side of abdominal, bruises, night sweats, sore joints, dizziness. Rashes come and go, loss of appetite. Tightness in chest?

Child severe pain in left side of abdominal, bruises, night sweats, sore joints, dizziness. Rashes come and go, loss of appetite. Tightness in chest?

Please have your: Child seen by a doctor as soon as possible. Cannot say what is causing his symptoms here-could be many things. But symptoms are very concerning. The doc will ask about his medical history & about symptoms, & do a thorough exam. They will probably want to do some blood tests too. Other tests needed will depend on the exam & findings. Take care. ...Read more

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I have sharp but tender pain shifting from the lower left abdominal to the lower right abdominal what can be the cause to this?

I have sharp but tender pain shifting from the lower left abdominal to the lower right abdominal what can be the cause to this?

Could be many things: Could be bowel, bladder, muscle, or appendex or infection. You should see a doctor to get a full exam and find out the actual causes. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and female. I have been working out, but recently the lower left side in the abdomen area is feeling tender. Do I need to stop? Or keep going?

I'm 18, and female. I have been working out, but recently the lower left side in the abdomen area is feeling tender. Do I need to stop? Or keep going?

Why keep going: If something is bothering you? Take a break. Make sure you have proper form with whatever you are doing. If pain persists see a doctor. ...Read more

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Last night I started experiencing bad abdominal pain just above the pubic area and left and right sides, very tender to touch still there now?

Last night I started experiencing bad abdominal pain just above the pubic area and left and right sides, very tender to touch still there now?

Sounds like: Ruptured ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, or urinary tract infection. But abdominal pain can result from literally 100's of causes. Sometimes doctors can't tell without running tests. Some of these causes such as appendicitis require immediate operation, so get to a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Chest tightness: Left sided chest symptoms are always worrisome, because they make physicians think of heart problems. However, if you are a 23-year-old male, this becomes much less likely. I would strongly suggest you be evaluated as soon as possible by your physician, an urgent care center, or emergency center. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

If your doctor: Has ordered a HIDA scan, he/she strongly suspects gallbladder disease. US is highly sensitive for detection of gallstones, but no diagnostic test is always 100%. If CCK injection re-produces your symptoms, it is highly likely that cholecystectomy would be advised. ...Read more

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I am 20 and I feel heaviness in my lower abdomen, the left side is tender upon touching it and I easily urinate. Please what could be wrong wit me?

I am 20 and I feel heaviness in my lower abdomen, the left side is tender upon touching it and I easily urinate. Please what could be wrong wit me?

Here are some...: Now that you have some symptoms, you need a comprehensive evaluation with detailing specific info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, evolution, and sequence of events of all symptoms for reviea + proper physical exam + timely tests so to deduce and reach right diagnosis for right care & counseling. It would not be a good idea just to guess & name few possibilities. So, follow. .. ...Read more

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Sir I feel a lump on my left side (lower) of my abdomen and tender to touch on my right side. I'm scared wether I have hernia or worse im pregnant?

Sir I feel a lump on my left side (lower) of my abdomen and tender to touch on my right side. I'm scared wether I have hernia or worse im pregnant?

See clinician asap: Without more information and ability to examine you it is not possible for me to diagnose the cause of your lump or tenderness. I strongly suggest seeking medical attention asap to rule out an incarcerated hernia, though this is unlikely, but potentially life threatening if missed. You can check urine pregnancy test to pressure you are not pregnant, though not typical cause for left lower lump. ...Read more

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I'm 30. No alcohol. Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?

I'm 30. No alcohol. Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?

Get checked out: Right side of your abdomen under rib cage is where your liver and gall bladder live. A good doc can examine your liver to see if it's tender. A blood test can reveal irritation to the liver cells or gall bladder.
If organs are ok, Structurally, there can be dysfunction of the tissue/nerve/bone system in that area--an osteopath or PT or good yoga session might help. ...Read more

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I was punched in the left side of my abdomen, the area is tender and painful to touch and I am nauseated, but not vomiting. Is this a normal reaction?

Not quite..: Any "reasonable" reaction you have to this trauma should peak in a few hrs after the incident and begin slowly to subside or improve after that. Depending on how severe was the trauma, a worse case scenario is having a lacerated stomach or spleen. Get x-rayed to rule out such possibilities if symptoms get worse ...Read more

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Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?

Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?

Left lower abdomen: You could have an incarcerated hernia. Hopefully, it is not strangulating from your description. Better have it checked ASAP. You can check about your chest pain then. Doubt it is an item of real severity. Of consideration, have you been coughing a lot lately? H/o of asthma? Brochitis? It can be related to your develop of your hernia. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pulse like abdominal pain (side: left lower). It happens only when I orgasm when I masturbate. Feels tender afterwards. It is mild?

I am experiencing pulse like abdominal pain (side: left lower). It happens only when I orgasm when I masturbate. Feels tender afterwards. It is mild?

Consider prostatitis: Discomfort with ejaculation can represent prostatitis. This can include chronic prostatitis versus acute prostatitis. Consider treatment with four weeks with oral anabiotic's such as doxycycline. In addition, warm soaks (sitz baths), nSAIDs may provide relief. Overall, mild concern ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pain. Tender to touch. Seems swollen compared to right side. Lingering achy pain consistent. Hurts more to cough or move that way?

Upper left abdominal pain. Tender to touch. Seems swollen compared to right side. Lingering achy pain consistent. Hurts more to cough or move that way?

Get a medical check: Pain in abdomen can be caused by one of many causes some of them can be serious. So if the pain is persisting, you should get a medical examination done from your PCP. If you have cough or fever, get your lungs checked also. A plain chest X-ray can show a pneumonia which can causes upper abdominal (referred) pain ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left). The following also describes me: Tender abdomen. What should I do?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: left). The following also describes me: Tender abdomen. What should I do?

See Gyn: It is not uncommon to experience lower abdominal pain in a 27 year old female. In the rt. Lower quad if an AP flares up, symptoms start peri umbilically and move to rt. Lower quad. On left, pain frequently diverticular in origin but mostly in older patients. In younger patients a ruptured ovarian follicular cyst releases blood which causes pain. If persists see GYN ...Read more

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I've been experiencing abdominal pain on my left side. It's tender to touch and I feel a constant burning sensation? Blood work was normal.

I've been experiencing abdominal pain on my left side. It's tender to touch and I feel a constant burning sensation? Blood work was normal.

R/O KIDNEY STONE/UTI: LLQ pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris, it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids water/cranberry juice. ...Read more

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Left side of my lower abdomen is more buldged out than my right side & is tender to push on, weird cravings, and my urine smells stronger what's wrong?

Left side of my lower abdomen is more buldged out than my right side & is tender to push on, weird cravings, and my urine smells stronger what's wrong?

Asymmetric: Asymmetry of the abdomen may not be abnormal but if there are significant discomfort and tenderness then an examination is recommended. Your urine may simply be overly concentrated from inadequate intake of fluids, but if there are frequency and burning a culture is indicated. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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