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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bruise On The Mid Abdomen

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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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Pain in up/mid abdomen just below sternum.No naseau.Strted jog'n 3 weeks ago.Gradual onset of pain 1 wk ago. Getting worse.Like a punch.?

Get evaluated: This could be serious as it is getting worse. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I have pain under my ribs and mid-abdomen, like cramps. It's been 2 days. What can it be? Thank you!

I have pain under my ribs and mid-abdomen, like cramps. It's been 2 days. What can it be? Thank you!

Explanation : To give you professional advice we need additional information: how long, how strong this pain, related to food and what kind of food , or related to cough or bowel movement Think it over, and if pain will be worse you need to see a doctor. Do you have other symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea? doctor need to know all of these for making any decision. If it bad you may need to go to ER ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my upper left and mid abdomen. Ab. Ultrasound was neg. Pain is mostly constant, burning. No other symptoms. 30yr female. Any ideas?

I'm having pain in my upper left and mid abdomen. Ab. Ultrasound was neg. Pain is mostly constant, burning. No other symptoms. 30yr female. Any ideas?

Possibilities...: The symptom that you experiencing could be caused by gastritis, inflammation of the stomach, or ulcer disease. I would advise you to see your primary care doctor soon so that he or she can refer you to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago i had abdominal pain in my mid abdomen that would come and go every 20 min and last for a few sec, for 3 days. Fine since what could it be?

Difficult to say: As your symptoms were 2 years ago, it would be difficult to evaluate your condition if you are feeling symptom free at this time. The differential diagnoses for abdominal pain are numerous. If you are feeling better for the past 2 years, just rejoice in your good health! ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong ?

I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong ?

Referred pain: The type of pain could be local abdominal problems, but pain shooting to L back sounds more like referred pain from pancreatitis. I suggest you go see a gastroenterologist and find out what exactly is the reason for the pain, with bloodwork and imaging ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel vena cava? I can feel something hard when I press deeply. Hurts a lot. Mid abdomen

Is it possible to feel vena cava? I can feel something hard when I press deeply. Hurts a lot. Mid abdomen

Not the cava: Like any other vessel your cava should be soft and compressible. I am not sure otherwise what else you can feel, but a distended bowel loop may feel hard sometimes. ...Read more

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For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

Hiatal hernia : You most likely have hiatal hernia and will need UGI/ barium swallow to asses the severity of the disease. If ruled out for hiatal hernia, then you will need MRI of thoracic spine to rule out disc disease of mid back ...Read more

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I suddenly have a purplish black and blue on my left mid abdomen side. Hard upon touch, not hurting. Didn't hit against anything. Should I be concern?

I suddenly have a purplish black and blue on my left mid abdomen side. Hard upon touch, not hurting. Didn't hit against anything. Should I be concern?

Ecchymosis: An ecchymosis is a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm . It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it does't resolve or you keep getting more spots see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal tightness, right of navel. Symptoms have become isolaged over two weeks, prior, ranging across lower and mid abdomen.?

Lower abdominal tightness, right of navel. Symptoms have become isolaged over two weeks, prior, ranging across lower and mid abdomen.?

Depends: You should see your primary care provider for evaluation. This could range from a rectus sheath muscle sprain to more ominous diagnoses. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more