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My grandson who is 6 has 2 blue bruises on either side of his groin what could of caused this?

My grandson who is 6 has 2 blue bruises on either side of his groin what could of caused this?

Trauma?: Have you asked him about any injuries? You should have him seen by the doctor to see why he has the bruises. ...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 had an angiogram today. The groin area is feeling bruised. Is this normal? And what can help the pain?

I had an angiogram today. The groin area is feeling bruised. Is this normal? And what can help the pain?

Normal: It is also likely to cause bruising, sometimes impressively so. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain, and keep an ice pack to the area and it should help some. ...Read more

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Is it normal for severe bruising to occur 4 days after a groin injury?

Is it normal for severe bruising to occur 4 days after a groin injury?

Bruises: Bruises can get darker as they heal. They can turn yellow, darker purple but should resolve in 2-3 weeks. Avoid non-steroidal antiiflammatories like advil, ibuprofen, aspirin. ...Read more

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I was kick in the groin, its all bruised and then about half a day later i started feeling pain then a lump, now its about 1.5 in. long?

I was kick in the groin, its all bruised  and then about half a day later i started feeling pain then a lump, now its about 1.5 in. long?

Needs to be checked: We can not tell you what it is without knowing the location of the lump.it may be a hematoma(clotted blood under the skin) I suggest you get it checked by your doctor asap.It needs to be examined and may need imaging like ultrasound if indicated ...Read more

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My fiancé (male) Discovered a large bruise on his pelvic area 2 days ago, above the groin area and towards the left. No pain but got bigger. No trauma

My fiancé (male) Discovered a large bruise on his pelvic area 2 days ago, above the groin area and towards the left. No pain but got bigger. No trauma

Plan: To give you professional advice need to see and examine this area of bruise. Sometimes we need to do the blood work. That's why my advice to make appointment with doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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It's been one week since i had an angiogram. Insertion was in the groin and i'm still experiencing fresh bruising. Not a lot but still it is obvious. ?

It's been one week since i had an angiogram. Insertion was in the groin and i'm still experiencing fresh bruising. Not a lot but still it is obvious. ?

Duplex ultrasound : May be able to rule out a pseudoaneurysm. Sometime bruising is normal. You should see your doctor who performed the angiogram. ...Read more

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My son had an injury to his groin area, started with bad bruising, now just bulging lump in his groin area..What should I do?

My son had an injury to his groin area, started with bad bruising, now just bulging lump in his groin area..What should I do?

Lump in Groin: All groin lumps should be examined by your health care provider. Causes: harmless (benign) cyst, hernia (usually a soft, large bulge in the groin on one or both sides) infections in the legs, injury trauma to the groin area. Lipomas (harmless fatty growths), swollen lymph glands in the groin. ...Read more

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Had heart cath 6days ago through groin. Bruised & knot where procedure occurred and 2&1/2 inches down from that area. Normal?

Had heart cath 6days ago through groin. Bruised & knot where procedure occurred and 2&1/2 inches down from that area. Normal?

Post CATH: Some bleeding into the groin is not unusual post femoral puncture. It often dissects lower also. This should not in general be pulsatile or painful. It is worth having your dr. Check it. ...Read more

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Hit in the groin with hockey puck and about an hour after the incident my testicles were really bruised, swollen, and painful. What should I do?

Put ice: Direct trauma to your groin area can cause swelling and pain. Typically it will get better with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin. If it does not seem to be getting better after a few days, you shoul dsee your doctor. ...Read more

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What is going on with my leg? I felt a small tare in my groin area on my left side, I have been icing for about 24 hours and now my knee is starting to hurt and bruise as well as my groin increasing in pain.

I : I wonder if you had an injury to a vein or a blood vessel. A hernia is also a possibility. The symptoms are concerning for a vascular problem or hernia and i would urge you to seek immediate medical attention. If you had leg swelling or pain, fever, vomiting, or shortness of breath then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I am a female and have bruising near groin after laparoscopic inguinal surgery 4 days ago, not at incision site. Is this normal?

I am a female and have bruising near groin after laparoscopic inguinal surgery 4 days ago, not at incision site. Is this normal?

It can be: It could be normal if the laparoscopic instrument was used to explore near the groin area. Using a laparoscope does not guarantee that just the incision site is the area of bruising. ...Read more

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I had a catheter ablation performed two days ago, and the bruise around the groin insertion site has grown to over 5 inches in diameter.

I had a catheter ablation performed two days ago, and the bruise around the groin insertion site has grown to over 5 inches in diameter.

Bruises from cath: There is bruising associated with the manipulation of the catheter that can continue to make its way to the surface for days after the fact. Do not be alarmed. ...Read more

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I have a palpable bulge in the groin area but right by hip. It has bruise like color above it. Could this be a hernia if it's far out by the hip?

I have a palpable bulge in the groin area but right by hip. It has bruise like color above it. Could this be a hernia if it's far out by the hip?

Needs Evaluation: True hernia would be unlikely in the location you describe. Nevertheless, it should be evaluated by a physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I've got a bad pulled groin going all down back of thigh.Huge bruise its been bad for 4wks and feels lumpy and feels like an extra bone in groin?

See doc xray: See an orthopedic doctor who will probably at least take an x-ray +- mri. There is a chance that you pulled off a piece of bone from your pelvic bone. Otherwise it is just scar tissue. ...Read more

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28f had clear us few mon ago been having hip waist groin pain right side feels like bruise when press on it laying down it's better is it ovarian ca?

28f had clear us few mon ago been having hip waist groin pain right side feels like bruise when press on it laying down it's better is it ovarian ca?

Rule out hernia: Please see your MD in urgent care for a full history and exam. It is likely to be musculoskeletal pain possibly caused by a hernia. A full exam in person is the only way to tell. Please be able to discuss your entire medical history, meds, allergies, family history of medical problems, surgeries and the onset/severity/loacation/duraiton/intensity and associated factors for your condition. Goodluck ...Read more

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Cone shaped bruise close to spine in lower right back. Firm feeling in right lower abd and pain into groin on & off. Xray & Ultrasound show 0. Causes?

RLQ pain: You need a good diagnostician to get a good history and do a good physical exam on you first of all! If there is a University hospital near you that is where I would go. ...Read more

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