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What might cause bruising around belly button?

What might cause bruising around belly button?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...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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Moms been on lovenox (enoxaparin) for 2 yrs now. She has serious bruising on abdomen which causes her pain. Any way to minimize the bruising?

Moms been on lovenox (enoxaparin) for 2 yrs now. She has serious bruising on abdomen which causes her pain. Any way to minimize the bruising?

Not really: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is an anticoagulant. It leads to easy bruising, and the injection itself leads to bruising. The only thing that can be changed is the medication (ask if there is an alternative to Lovenox that is not injected). ...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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I just noticed a small bruise below my belly button and don't remember doing anything to cause this. I did use the sauna this evening if this means?

I just noticed a small bruise below my belly button and don't remember doing anything to cause this. I did use the sauna this evening if this means?

Unrecognized trauma: You have most certainly bumped your tummy against something or perhaps pinched your skin somehow. It does not take a lot of force to cause minor bleeds and bruising. It is also easy to be distracted. I don't see the sauna being related. ...Read more

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Just noticed a slight bruising pattern around the edges of newborn's belly. What could b the cause? Should I have her checked asap or wait 2 see if there are any changes

Just noticed a slight bruising pattern around the edges of newborn's belly. What could b the cause? Should I have her checked asap or wait 2 see if there are any changes

Unclear: Without knowing age (days) of your child difficult to say. "bruising" is most likely from remnant umbilical cord manipulation. As always with newborns checking with pediatrician is the best option. ...Read more

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Feels bruised on right side, below ribs but above belly button. Hurts to move and touch when upright. Could heavy drinking for 2 weeks cause this?

Feels bruised on right side, below ribs but above belly button. Hurts to move and touch when upright. Could heavy drinking for 2 weeks cause this?

More info and eval.: Hi, is the pain in the right side or left side? Do you have any other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, change in ur stool, loss of appetite, heavy drinking definitely could cause inflammation of Pancreas and also Gastritis and ulcer in stomach, I suggest that you see ur MD ASAP. ...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 gallstones cause abdomen tenderness, & rib to feel swollen & feel bruised & stabbing pain? Also can you feel it swollen?

Can gallstones cause abdomen tenderness, & rib to feel swollen & feel bruised & stabbing pain? Also can you feel it swollen?

It may: Gall stones can possibly block the duct and cause pain which can be referred to the rib area, and swelling of the abdominal area in the mid-epigastric and the right upper quadrant. Get eval if you have these symptoms with known gall stones. Best wishes. ...Read more

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History incl autoimmune probs. Now I have tiny bruises appearing on legs and arms and one on abdomen. What specific immune conditions could cause?

History incl autoimmune probs. Now I have tiny bruises appearing on legs and arms and one on abdomen. What specific immune conditions could cause?

Tiny bruises: This may indicate low platelets or trouble clotting. Particularly with your other diagnoses and likely medications. Be checked and have blood work done. All the best. ...Read more

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Right side pain thru back, swollen leg, no injury, paracetamol not helping, pain in belly when I eat anything sweet unexplained bruising downleg. Cause?

Right side pain thru back, swollen leg, no injury, paracetamol not helping, pain in belly when I eat anything sweet unexplained bruising downleg. Cause?

See professionals...: The aggregation of your symptoms asks you to see a knowledgeable professionals timely. It's not a good idea to guess what you may suffer from.

Best. ...Read more

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Causes of always high MPV (2yrs)? Low WBC, RBC & sodium (sometimes), platelets & neutrophils (most times).Low bp, nausea, bruising, back & abdomen pain

Causes of always high MPV (2yrs)? Low WBC, RBC & sodium (sometimes), platelets & neutrophils (most times).Low bp, nausea, bruising, back & abdomen pain

See a doctor: There's no way you will receive a thoughtful and accurate answer to your question in this sort of setting. You need to see a physician for a careful workup. ...Read more

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I have bruising on my inner right thigh? I ruptured a cyst in my ovary and my white blood count was high, now I am having more pain in my lower belly, cramping, bloating, having to pee a lot, back pains and now bruising. Is this all caused from the ruptur

I have bruising on my inner right thigh? I ruptured a cyst in my ovary and my white blood count was high, now I am having more pain in my lower belly, cramping, bloating, having to pee a lot, back pains and now bruising. Is this all caused from the ruptur

You: You need to have a medical evaluation immediately. I am concerned that you are having more bleeding from your cyst, a urinary problem, or something more serious. Please have an immediate medical evaluation. A high white blood cell count is not typical for a ruptured ovarian cyst, it is concerning for infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can be the causes of a tender abdomen and noises?

Can you tell me what can be the causes of a tender abdomen and noises?

100, s of things: A little more detail might help us help you, where is the pain, when does it occur, is it associated with eating certain foods, ect. The details are important, we want to help you just can't with that? ...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 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

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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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What can cause ongoing pain in the abdomen that does not cause the abdomen to be tender to the touch?

See details: The possibilities are numerous. The only certain thing is that this issue requires a medical evaluation which includes a ct scan. See a doctor. ...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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Can endometriosis cause pain in your sides or belly? I've been having pain on both sides of my lower belly that are sharp and it's tender.

Can endometriosis cause pain in your sides or belly? I've been having pain on both sides of my lower belly that are sharp and it's tender.

Yes,: Yes, endometriosis can course this type of pain but numerous other conditions can do the same so see a doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can trapped gas cause abdomen to feel like sore or tender?

Can trapped gas cause abdomen to feel like sore or tender?

Abdominal pain: Trapped gas can cause soreness and tenderness in the abdomen. However, if pain is constant, worsening, accompanied by fever, nausea, vomiting, or other concerning symptoms, it should be evaluated by a physician in person to make sure there is not something serious going on. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a hard abdomen that's tender but not caused by pregnancy or constipation?

Please tell me what can cause a hard abdomen that's tender but not caused by pregnancy or constipation?

A few things: A few things can cause this. But, if you have a hard abdomen and it is tender, you need to be seen by a doctor, now. Go to the 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 a small bruising on my stomach with a small lump under it. It is not painful. What is this and the cause?

Hematoma: The lump could be a hematoma which is a lump of coagulated blood. Warm applications tend to dissolve this type of clot. If it persists or enlarges, have your physician check it. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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