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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 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'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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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'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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Can Strep cause Lower Abdominal Bloating, Tender Sides, Constipation, Random Cough and loss of appetite? I was tested Positive for Strep.

Can Strep cause Lower Abdominal Bloating, Tender Sides, Constipation, Random Cough and loss of appetite? I was tested Positive for Strep.

Not commonly: Be aware, usually one of the hallmarks of strep throat is the lack of cough. Also, this type of infection doesn't tend to have a lot of abdominal like symptoms. If you are taking antibiotics, then it's possible your GI symptoms are related to this. Though, everyone's body is different and with an inflammatory infection like Strep you may be atypical and have GI symptoms like you mention. ...Read more

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What r some causes of haveing a cramp on one side of your lower abdomen and haveing tender breast other than pregnancy? Because im still a vrigin

What r some causes of haveing a cramp on one side of your lower abdomen and haveing tender breast other than pregnancy? Because im still a vrigin

Many: There are many causes, but one of the more common cause could be ovulation which would cause both pain on one side as well as breast tenderness. However if the pain is worsening or not improving in a short period of time, an evaluation by your doctor may be needed. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should I be concerned?

I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should I be concerned?

Sure: Especially if you have no history of getting injured in that area? A spreading bruise is s sign of some internal bleeding coming from somewhere. Get an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal bruising?

What causes abdominal bruising?

Many causes: Actual trauma to the area and also abnormality of internal organs. See your doctor to find cause. ...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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My husband & I almost rolled our hot rod sat evening. Hurt my right side/abdomen & have huge deep purple bruising. Should I get checked?

My husband & I almost rolled our hot rod sat evening. Hurt my right side/abdomen & have huge deep purple bruising. Should I get checked?

That depends: If you have significnat abdominal or chest pain, dififculty breathing, abdominal distention, bloody urine or blood in feces those would be definite reasons to be evaluated. ...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 blemish on right side of stomach. It was quarter size. I never really worried about it until it became a light brown bruise. What is it?

I had a blemish on right side of stomach. It was quarter size. I never really worried about it until it became a light brown bruise. What is it?

Consult...: With a dermatologist. He/she will be able to tell you if this is something that requires further evaluation or is benign. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my stomach where my appendix should be. Should I be worried? What would cause this?

I have a bruise on my stomach where my appendix should be. Should I be worried? What would cause this?

Difficult to tell: You should be examined by a physician, as it could be nothing to worry about but it could represent a skin disorder, or clotting disorder. ...Read more

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Abdominal bruising...Unexplained I can send a pic. What could cause this? I don't recall any kind of injury

Abdominal bruising...Unexplained I can send a pic. What could cause this? I don't recall any kind of injury

Get examined: It could be due to a blood disorder, liver/spleen/kidney disorder etc.
Only your dr can make an accurate dx.
Take care! ...Read more

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Hi, for the past 2 months I've had a few unexplained / non-painful lower abdominal bruises. What could be the cause?

Hi, for the past 2 months I've had a few unexplained / non-painful lower abdominal bruises. What could be the cause?

Abdominal bruising: Are you injecting yourself with insulin or other medication like blood thinners? Moving furniture? Bruising is serious. Could be liver abnormalities, renal abnormalities hemolysis, allergy to medication causing hemolysis. Need blood work, CBC with platelets, PT/PTT, liver panel renal panel, antibodies, Please seek medical attention at ER today (they get the blood work back immediately) ...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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Non itchy blotches on abdomen. Red small spots on my abdomen (middle, sides and upper, non lower). Some have a bruised look about them with a blue ish?

Non itchy blotches on abdomen. Red small spots on my abdomen (middle, sides and upper, non lower). Some have a bruised look about them with a blue ish?

Blotches on abdomen: Any trauma? Fever? May be from infection, liver dysfunction, autoimmune, allergy, possibly a variant of telangectasias Would follow up today with urgent care/ ER and get blood count, metabolic profile including liver tests and sedimentation rate ...Read more

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Pain right side abdomen behind lower rib after eating with a bruise?

Ulcer or gallstones.: These symptoms can be due to gallstones, ulcers or irritable bowel.Please see your gastyroenterolgist for endoscopy and ultrasound. Avoid coffe, tea and sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Pain right side abdomen behind lower rib after eating with a bruise. What does this mean?

Grey Turner?: I would seek out medical attention immediately. This could be grey-turner sign, which can be seen in the setting of pancreatitis. ...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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