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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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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 a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

What causes a periumbilical ventral abdominal wall hernia?

Opening in muscle : You may have a weakness where your umbilical cord went thru. Or it can be from a surgery that left a weakness there. ...Read more

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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

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Hi, I had a c section on 7/22/2016 I have a lump next to my belly button my obgyn referred me to a surgeon for a periumbilical hernia I have an apt on?

Hi, I had a c section on 7/22/2016 I have a lump next to my belly button my obgyn referred me to a surgeon for a periumbilical hernia I have an apt on?

Go to surgeon: You need to follow through with a surgeon visit as a peri umbilical hernia indicates that there is usually a loop of intestine underneath that protrusion that can get trapped and it needs to be repaired. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bruise?

What exactly is a bruise?

What is a bruise: Bruise is bleeding under the skin and it looks bluish black it can be due to trauma to that area or sometimes comes on spontaneusly due to certain medical conditions.There may be fragility of blood vessels, low platlet count, or other bleeding disorders due to lack of clotting factors in blood.If is recurrent and in many places in the body then one has to consult their physician. ...Read more

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Why does a bruise happen?

Why does a bruise happen?

Bruise: A bruise is the release of blood into the tissue with the disruption of blood vessels, usually veins. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bruise ?

What exactly is a bruise ?

See below: A bruise is the result injury leading to blood vessels leaking into the tissue around leading to swelling, pain and discoloration in the area around the injury. ...Read more

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I bruise so easily.Why is this?

More info needed: Easy bruising can be caused by some medications and by disorders of the body's blood clotiing mechanism. Suggest you see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wrap up a bruise?

Is it okay to wrap up a bruise?

Unnecessary: A bruise is a leakage of blood, usually from trauma, under the skin. If you want to disguise it with a wrap, that is fine, but there is no medical reason to cover up a bruise. Ice on a bruised area for the first 2-3 days can limit its extent and then use heat help the body disperse the blood. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bruise.?

Describe the features of a bruise.?

Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces under the skin leading to the bluish discoloration called a bruise. Unless associated with bleeding disorders, or the trauma caused deeper injury, these can be treated with icing for 2-3 days and then heat later to resolve the bruise. ...Read more

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I bruise really easily. What causes it?

I bruise  really easily. What causes it?

See below : The cause is most likely friabile blood vessels meaning that they can rupture easily. Could be caused by certain medications (i.e. Aspirin). Contact a hematologist. ...Read more

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Are bruises dangerous?

Are bruises dangerous?

No.: For the most part, not dangerous at all. As they go away over 1-2 weeks they may turn a little yellowish, but that's normal. As long as the pain's going away also, there's nothing to worry about! cheers! ...Read more

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How to remove bruises!?

How to remove bruises!?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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