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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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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'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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