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What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

Retractors: It is common to have numbness and pain at the site of your incision. If your incision is not near your umbilicus, then i would blame the retractor (a surgical instrument used to hold open the incision). The pain should resolve as you recover, the numbness may or may not. ...Read more

Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Definition)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


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What is bruising around the periumbilical region a sign of?

What is bruising around the periumbilical region a sign of?

Cullen's sign: Classically bruising of the subcutaneous tissue around the umbilicus is a sign of hemorrhagic pancreatitis. It can also be a sign of other bleeding into the abdomen. Here's a link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cullen's_sign. If you have this and are otherwise well, i wouldn't pay too much attention. If you are ill (especially very ill) and you have this, go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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What is bruising around the periumbilical region a sign of?

What is bruising around the periumbilical region a sign of?

Cullen's sign: Classically bruising of the subcutaneous tissue around the umbilicus is a sign of hemorrhagic pancreatitis. It can also be a sign of other bleeding into the abdomen. Here's a link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cullen's_sign. If you have this and are otherwise well, i wouldn't pay too much attention. If you are ill (especially very ill) and you have this, go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Is bruising in the periumbilical area a common sign of a leaking aortic aneurysm?

Is bruising in the periumbilical area a common sign of a leaking aortic aneurysm?

Very Late sign: Since the abdominal aorta is in the retroperitoneum, bleeding most often occurs into the space near the kidneys. Early symptoms are abdominal, back or flank pain. It is more common to have bruising of the flanks (grey turner's sign). It is possible for the blood to track all the way up to the umbilicus, but this would be a pretty late sign. Hopefully you would be in the or by then! ...Read more

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What causes senile purpura?

What causes senile purpura?

We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Purpura only cause in leukemia or is there any more diseases?

Lots of causes: Are you on any new medicines or supplements? Purpura are raised red/purple spots on the skin. There are many causes of purpura, some are serious. Discovering the cause may take some time, but it is important to find out why. Here's a good discussion of the causes and the workup: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003232.htm Never worry until you have to. Wastes energy. Go play! ...Read more

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Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

Yes, it is autommune: Vasculitis below the waste, possible renal involvement. It an autoimmune disease that can be bad. Most patients will have a short lived course. ...Read more

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Rash purpura with petechiae, what are the causes?

Rash purpura with petechiae, what are the causes?

Various causes.: Outputs is bruising. Petechiae or tiny areas of bleeding into the skin. This can occur with low or dysfunctional platelets or other bleeding problems. It can also happen with inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis). There are many potential causes such as drug allergy, use of anticoagulants, and various blood diseases, but it is not normal. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Purpura (Definition)

Purpura are non blanching red or purple spots caused by bleeding beneath the skin. The spots do not blanch with pressure. They can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more