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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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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more