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My Husband has a bruise on his left side of stomach and doesn't know where he got it, should I be concerned about this? Can it cause any problems?

My Husband has a bruise on his left side of stomach and doesn't know where he got it, should I be concerned about this? Can it cause any problems?

Physical Exam: If there has been NO known trauma to the area, a physical exam (+/- labs/imaging) by a qualified physician will be necessary to rule out any possible maladies that may be life-threatening. Don't ignore your body's symptoms and seek a medical exam. ...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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I've been getting a bruise on my left upper ribcage and bruising on my lower right side on my stomach but I haven't had any injury to cause this..

I've been getting a bruise on my left upper ribcage and bruising on my lower right side on my stomach but I haven't had any injury to cause this..

Bruising: Spontaneous signs of bruising (ecchymoses) can occur after taking aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) or with certain blood or liver disorders. If unexplained ecchymoses or bleeding elsewhere such as gums, nose, etc occur, a hematologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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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

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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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I have a bruise on the bottom left side of my stomach?

I have a bruise on the bottom left side of my stomach?

Watch it: You might have bumped into something without realizing it. Should resolve in a week or so. If not, see your doctor ...Read more

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My husband woke up this morning with a bruise on the lower left of his stomach he did not hit anything what could be the cause?

My husband woke up this morning with a bruise on the lower left of his stomach he did not hit anything what could be the cause?

Spontaneous bruising: Spontaneous bruising is very common after 45-50 years of age and also depends upon the skin type. Several medicines are also associated with spontaneous bruising. The uncommon conditions include blood disorders like platelet deficiency, leukemias or bone marrow disorders. If suspicious, he should see a physician and have blood work done. ...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 have had brusing appear on my stomach for awhile it's random and doesn't hurt Ifound a very large bruise on my lower right side. What causes this?

I have had brusing appear on my stomach for awhile it's random and doesn't hurt Ifound a very large bruise on my lower right side. What causes this?

See MD: You may have a disorder of hemostasis or simply put a bleeding disorder that has led to internal bleeding not caused by trauma. If you are around 40 maybe TTP or ITP. Family history? See Heme Onc or go to ER. ...Read more

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I have 3 round lumps inside my lower stomach & feel bruised 2 the touch what could they be & they pm the inside 2 on my right & 1 on my left side?

I have 3 round lumps inside my lower stomach & feel bruised 2 the touch what could they be & they pm the inside 2 on my right & 1 on my left side?

Hard to say: You need some one clinical to look at this situation. I would suggest seeing your primary care doctor but if they are fairly booked up. Go to an urgent care center and let them have a look. Depending on what they see and what questions they ask you...They may want to run further tests. ...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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I have unexplained bruising on my left side of stomach. Swollen stomach with dull pain and pain in left side of back.

I have unexplained bruising on my left side of stomach. Swollen stomach with dull pain and pain in left side of back.

Pain: Pain is an indicator that sometime is not right. Bruising on the anterior abdomen may have come from bumping something. Swollen abdomen- does that mean you are constipated? When was your last bowel movement?
Pain in the left side of back could be due to kidney stone, referred pain, muscle pull.
Get a check up from a Doctor to help diagnose the problem. ...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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I have a bruise that came on my left side below my stomach and also my left shoulder and arm have been hurting me for the last two weeks and each day

I have a bruise that came on my left side below my stomach and also my left shoulder and arm have been hurting me for the last two weeks and each day

Bruise, L shoulder: Did you injure yourself/ Bump into something? Are you on blood thinners? if so check you levels as if too thin could bruise easily. Bruises do hurt may take 2-4 weeks to resolve but should be getting lighter or changing color, if your left shoulder and arm is hurting you x 2 weeks without injury would go to urgent care/ doctor today and get EKG make sure not heart. Or aorta. ...Read more

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My husband has a bruise on his lower left side of stomach, he is on blood thinners, and sereflo for his lungs, should I be concerned about the bruise?

My husband has a bruise on his lower left side of stomach, he is on blood thinners, and sereflo for his lungs, should I be concerned about the bruise?

Blood thinners: Make bruising easier. Please have your husband see his doctor who may see this as normal or may adjust his medication. Peace and good health. ...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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My mother has a bruise on the upper left side of her stomach and there has been no trauma to the area. I am concerned it might be serious.

My mother has a bruise on the upper left side of her stomach and there has been no trauma to the area. I am concerned it might be serious.

Probably OK: A bruise could be from bumping on furniture or other clumsy act. If it looks like a black and blue mark or contusion it likely is. Will change colors, blue, green, yellow and fade away. If something else see a doctor. ...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 left side of stomach near ribs with nausea. Feels bruised like dull pain and shoots down left side. Have it for two days now?

Left sided pain: Any urinary symptoms or fever? Left sided flank pain may be a sign of a kidney stone (depends on your age) or possibly a kidney infection. Have you noticed any issues with your urine - darker or blood? If so - could be the infection or stone. Initially I would push fluids. If no improvement - probably best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on lower and upper left side of stomach, extreme fatigue, bad bruising, aches in my forearms and shins. Wont have insurance till jan. What?

Sharp pain on lower and upper left side of stomach, extreme fatigue, bad bruising, aches in my forearms and shins. Wont have insurance till jan. What?

Could be trouble...: A person with lots of bruises, but with no reason for them... Plus extreme fatigue... And pain in the left abdomen (the spleen is on the left)... Plus aching arms and legs... Could have something bad going on in the blood. The platelets could be very low, making it hard for the blood to clot. A doctor needs to check in such a situation. If one has no doctor, then the E.R. Is the place to go now. ...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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Sore stomach for 1 week pain in right hand side spread to belly button and left hand side bit of bruising coming up on right hand side centre?

Sore stomach for 1 week pain in right hand side spread to belly button and left hand side bit of bruising coming up on right hand side centre?

See doc urgently: In the absence of trauma, this could be a manifestation of internal inflammation particularly the pancreas (cullens sign and grey turners sign--- google these and have a look at the images to see if they resemble your bruising.), or sometimes of internal bleeding. Please see your physician right away. ...Read more

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Is back pain on left and right side a bad side effect of macrobid? And I have constant stomach pain. Also unexplained bruises on my legs? Help?

Is back pain on left and right side a bad side effect of macrobid? And I have constant stomach pain. Also unexplained bruises on my legs? Help?

Call dr/ or ER now!: Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking nitrofurantoin:unusual bleeding or bruisingabdominal or stomach painupper right abdominal pain. Source www. Drugs. Com macrobid. ...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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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