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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more