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What could be causing scaly circular bruises right along the spine?

What could be causing scaly circular bruises right along the spine?

Need more info: It is impossible to tell you for sure without being able to visualize the skin lesions. Have a dermatologist take a look. ...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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16 year old son has unexplained spontaneous bruising up and down the lower spine over vertebrae, circular shape and each size of quarter. Any advice?

16 year old son has unexplained spontaneous bruising up and down the lower spine over vertebrae, circular shape and each size of quarter. Any advice?

Bruising?: Presumably this is not traumatic. Consider Henoch-Schoënlein Purpura (anaphylactoid Purpura); Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpera (ITP). Go see a hematologist today! ...Read more

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I have had back pain. My mom just noticed in the area where it hurts there are 3 random circular bruises that form a triangle. Should I be worried?

I have had back pain. My mom just noticed in the area where it hurts there are 3 random circular bruises that form a triangle. Should I be worried?

Not Sure: Could be coincidental that you have bruises in the area of your pain. Either way, you may want to be evaluated by your doctor to really see why you hurt. ...Read more

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My 19 mo son has had a small circular bruise on his stomach for 2 mo. He just developed 2 more similar bruises sitting vertically along his spine. T?

My 19 mo son has had a small circular bruise on his stomach for 2 mo. He just developed 2 more similar bruises sitting vertically along his spine. T?

Bruises: Bruising in a 19 mos Old could be from falling & running into things but you must take him to his pediatrician for physical exam & blood work. Child abuse should be ruled out if he is cared for By someone else. Good luck. ...Read more

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A reoccurring donut shaped bruise on my son's back?

A reoccurring donut shaped bruise on my son's back?

How old is he?: Could be something he is lying on, leaning against or wearing. Maybe a rash, not a bruise? Have his doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Got a big bruise on my back and it's getting darker, how long will it take to go?

Got a big bruise on my back and it's getting darker, how long will it take to go?

10-14 days: A bruise has a ice cycle of about 10-14 days, in which it changes colors from red to brown and blue until it starts to fade away. If it remains red beyond a week or so, gets swollen or dtsrts to hurt, it may signal infection which may require exam and antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the middle of my back that feels like a bruise. I have had it for a few weeks and I didn't hit it or anything.

I have a pain in the middle of my back that feels like a bruise. I have had it for a few weeks and I didn't hit it or anything.

Needs examination: Can be a variety of things may be back pain or may be pain referred to the back by other structures (eg pancreatitis kidney infection). Needs examination and may need tests to sort out. See your doctor ...Read more

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Fell on my back last night. Woke up can't move back without pain. Really hurting and really badly bruised. Pain got worse for last night.?

Fell on my back last night. Woke up can't move back without pain. Really hurting and really badly bruised. Pain got worse for last night.?

Go to the ER.: If you are having that much pain, it would be prudent to be checked to be sure you don't have a bone fracture. I would go to the emergency room ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this pain o my lower right side of my back and it hurts when I stand up or sit down, but its not bruised and its been like this for a couple?

Musculoskeletal: This sounds like a musculoskeletal problem. If it does not radiate into the leg then this most likely is not a ruptured disk. I would be concerned of facet pain or sacroiliac joint pain. The cause is difficult to discern the majority of the time. ...Read more

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What could cause a large light black back bruise? I have a bruise like discoloration (5inx4in) in the middle of my back but never had any blunt traum

What could cause a large light black back bruise? I have a bruise like discoloration (5inx4in) in the middle of my back but never had any blunt traum

Bruises are from: Damaged blood cells and blood vessels, so the process is not always of traumatic etiology. The contents of a blood cell and blood vessel, when spilled into skin tissue, will change its color and consistency, as well as stay there until it is absorbed. Blood vessel diseases, platelet diseases, and tumor/cancer can cause non-traumatic bruises, along with certain kidney and connective tissue disea ...Read more

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What does it mean if my spine feels bruised?

What does it mean if my spine feels bruised?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes of back pain that feels like it is up and down the spinal column. A detailed exam and perhaps an MRI will usually determine the cause. Potential causes can include multi level degenerative disc disease, muscle spasm, or multiple level facet arthritis thy to name a few. There are also inflammatory conditions that affect the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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What conditions have back bruising as a symptom?

What conditions have back bruising as a symptom?

Bruising: Bruises are more common with age or deficiencies of vitamins b12, c, or k, or folic acid.
Rare diseases that could have symptomatic bruising include lupus, cirrhosis, vasculitis.
Some types of cancer, such as hodgkin's disease, leukemia, or multiple myeloma. If you are concerned about symptoms, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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How to bruise your shoulder blade?

How to bruise your shoulder blade?

Options: The most common cause of this would be a direct injury such as a fall or a direct blow. Alternatively, a bleeding disorder could cause you to bruise easily. ...Read more

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'i have back pain that feels like a bruise?

'i have back pain that feels like a bruise?

Complex: Begin with finding the cause: strain, herniated disc, sciatica, kidney infection or stone, degenerative disk disease, etc. After physician determines the cause: surgery, pain medication and physical therapy can be planned if appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has bruises on her spine for no apparent reason?

Bruises on spine: Check your daughters mattress. She may be restless or unconfortable while sleeping and bruising her back. ...Read more

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How to treat fractured or bruised back ribs?

How to treat fractured or bruised back ribs?

Fractured ribs: Simple rib fractures are treated conservatively with pain management only.
Certain rib fractures that result in breathing difficulties and / or relentless pain are treated surgically ...Read more

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Can you bruise your spine?

Can you bruise your spine?

Yes, I am sure.: If you have a fall or have been in accident. ...Read more

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Can you bruise kidney falling on your back?

Can you bruise kidney falling on your back?

Yes: Although the kidneys are protected by strong back muscles and the ribs. It would take a severe injury to cause hemorrhage to the kidney. Pain is likely coming from the muscles in your back. If you blood in your urine or pain persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you bruise you kidney if you fall on your back?

Can you bruise you kidney if you fall on your back?

Unlikely: The kidneys lie half above and below the ribs ~ 10 cm off the midline. The ribs and strong spinal muscles provide excellent protection.

Pain may be from the muscles themselves. Please see your doctor for a detailed examination. ...Read more

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If my spine is bruised how long does it take to heal?

If my spine is bruised how long does it take to heal?

Depends on what: Is bruised. If your vertebral bone is actually bruised, it might take up to 3 months. But if it just muscle, much less. Speak with your doctor, or othopedic specialist, for more precise prognosis. ...Read more

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Fell on my back. Bruised. Back at a tilt. Really hurts?

Fell on my back. Bruised. Back at a tilt. Really hurts?

Needs to be checked: You should make an appointment with your GP or go to the Emergency department of nearest hospital to be examined for the extent of injuries and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Should I see a dr. If my back hurts and my spin feels bruised?

Should I see a dr. If my back hurts and my spin feels bruised?

See a provider: Since your symptoms are different enough to ask for help it is a good idea for you to see a health care provider for them. ...Read more

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I fell with my offroad I have bruises on my back what sould I do?

I fell with my offroad I have bruises on my back what sould I do?

Exam: Get examined by physician and receive tetanus vaccine if you have abrasions and your vaccination is outdated. ...Read more

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Causes of unknown bruises on the back? I did not fall or hurt myself.

Work up needed: Need to see your doctor. Some blood tests are needed here. Along with a thorough medical and family history, exposure history and a medical examination. ...Read more

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I have un explained bruising on my back. I don't know what has caused it.

I have un explained bruising on my back. I don't know what has caused it.

Bruising: The usual cause is trauma of some kind that you may not have felt or recalled. If you take aspirins, Aleve (naproxen) type medications or corticosteroids, you will bruise easily. If you have scattered unexplained bruising, then you will need investigation for a blood disorder like low platelets or liver disease, and a hematologist would be best qualified to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Why does my spine feels like its bruised every time I touch or with massage?

Why does my spine feels like its bruised every time I touch or with massage?

Pain to touch: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. It is most likely muscular as massage or touch compresses the sore muscles. Rest, ice, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches (capsacian patches) are good. Change your posture. You may need mckenzie pt to help you through this. Md prescription necessary. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more