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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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Ive 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..

Ive 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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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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more