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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Why are my veins bursting under my skin? There is a big spot on my stomach that is red, purple, and black. It burns so bad

Why are my veins bursting under my skin? There is a big spot on my stomach that is red, purple, and black. It burns so bad

Leaky veins: Bruising from veins under the skin may arise from trauma or represent defective blood clotting due to platelet disorders, cancer, vitamin deficiency, toxins, speen or liver problems. See you doctor soon for an exam and lab tests. ...Read more

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When I got out of the shower I noticed multiply light brown spots on my stomach just on the left side it doesn't itch but im worried?

When I got out of the shower I noticed multiply light brown spots on my stomach just on the left side it doesn't itch but im worried?

I suspect: Pityriasis versicolor. Click this -->http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pityriasis-versicolor/Pages/Introduction.aspx
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Help me . On the left side of my abdomen appears that there are also spots spots around it . Looks like boils and itching . 20 y. O?

Help me . On the left side of my abdomen appears that there are also spots spots around it . Looks like boils and itching . 20 y. O?

Rash on abdomen: Rash on one side of the body that is itchy and has spots could be shingles, a reactivation of chickenpox, but any number of rashes could be described by what you wrote. Please see your doctor for a more definitive daignosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, 6-7 months ago I found these dark brown spots appearing on my stomach, they're mostly in a specific area which is on the left side of my stomach?

Hi, 6-7 months ago I found these dark brown spots appearing on my stomach, they're mostly in a specific area which is on the left side of my stomach?

Keratoses: Keratotic (so-called "stucco") lesions are common on the trunk and elsewhere on the body. They are not dangerous but certainly are annoying. Try an otc lotion, such as lac hydrin or amlactin, with Lactic Acid or salicylic acid in it, to soften the top layer of skin. If those lotions aren't strong enough a dermatologist can prescribe one of a number of stronger preparations. ...Read more

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After I got out of the shower, I noticed tiny dark purple spots up the side of my left forearm. Not itchy; no bumps. Could this be dangerous?

After I got out of the shower, I noticed tiny dark purple spots up the side of my left forearm. Not itchy; no bumps. Could this be dangerous?

Likely: Nothing to worry about. It is likely due to a small 'bruise'. If worsens or doesn't go away have your doctor look at it and do some blood work to check your platelet levels. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on only the left side of my stomach. Not raised and not itchy, but spreading and gets darker after a shower or after sweating?

Tinea?: Could be a number of things, but the first thing I think of is tinea, or fungal infection of the skin. This propagates in moist environments, and can sometimes cause a pigmentation (tinea versicolor). Consider use of topical antifungals like tinactin (tolnaftate) and if no resolvement, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have these deep purple veins in my mouth upper cheek on the left side and two red spots what can I do to calm the pain or what should I do?

I have these deep purple veins in my mouth upper cheek on the left side and two red spots what can I do to calm the pain or what should I do?

See Your Dentist: If you are having pain in your cheek or mouth, and are uncertain of the cause, you should see your dentist for evaluation and treatment as indicated. It is difficult to provide you with a more definitive recommendation without more information or visualization of the affected area(s). ...Read more

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Shingles left side stomach around to my back around shoulder blade.now a few spots around nose on right side not pimples.though was one sided?

Shingles left side stomach around to my back around shoulder blade.now a few spots around nose on right side not pimples.though was one sided?

Question unclear: I doubt there is any link between the nose & your shingles. That is a regional problem that follows a nerve distribution along its path. It can extend from the midline in the back to the midline in front one side.If you have spots on your nose it is likely a minor staph/strep infection. ...Read more

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I have a small dark purple spot on left side of tounge. Could this be a blood vessel?

I have a small dark purple spot on left side of tounge. Could this be a blood vessel?

Maybe: If it blanches when pushed with a qtip it is most likely a blood vessel, if not it should be checked by your dentist asap. I would have it checked either way as it is difficult for you to see if the area blanches. ...Read more

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I have a round spot about the size of a 50¢ coin on my left side of my stomach and it is red, irritated, and hurts when touched. What should I do?

I have a round spot about the size of a 50¢ coin on my left side of my stomach and it is red, irritated, and hurts when touched. What should I do?

Hard to tell but: An insect bite particularly a spider bite comes to mind. Spider bite often gets infected and pustule will likely form within days requiring an antibiotic. If there is an enlarging red ring around a lesion, I would consider a tick bite which could lead to Lyme Disease- prompt treatment will usually eliminate complications. Consult your doctor if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash looking spot on my lower left side of my stomach. What could it be?

Rash: Spots on the skin can be caused by many things — need to see it, or a photo of ti, to give any useful suggestions. Consider seeing your doctor, or sending a photo of the rash in a private message to a dermatologist on healthtap to get an opinion. ...Read more

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Can trapped wind hurt in the exact same spot of stomach and be stabbing in nature? Stabbing pain in left side and rumbly tummy.

Can trapped wind hurt in the exact same spot of stomach and be stabbing in nature? Stabbing pain in left side and rumbly tummy.

Yes: Gas trapped in the bowels can lead to very intense crampy pain. Many causes of this kind of pain are possible, so if pain bothers you, please talk with your doctor about what it could be.


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When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.

When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.

Does not sound: Like a kidney problem, if you have noticed any other symptoms such as change in color of urine. Rather, it sounds more like muscle pain. Try otc analgesics such as ibuprofen or naproxen, and see a doctor if pain persists. ...Read more

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Hi my partners big toenails have turn a dark purple colour and he also has a dark spot on one side of his fourth toe on the left foot.?

Multiple causes: Many medical conditions can cause changes in the nail beds from minor repeated trauma causing "bruising" to dangerous cancerous melanomas. History of trauma, pain and signs of vascular disease should be evaluated. As you suggest the 4th toe has a dark spot, not on the nail, trauma and vascular can be considered, although if the spot on the toe is a "birthmark", photograph and observe. ...Read more

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Constant pain, never sharp. It's in my stomach, can't put pressure on it. Its not just one spot. Around my belly button towards left side.

Constant pain, never sharp. It's in my stomach, can't put pressure on it. Its not just one spot. Around my belly button towards left side.

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for what you are describing. You need to see a doctor to determine the cause and any treatment needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stomach cramps ribcage to pelvis tender spot when pressed to left side of belly button and stomach very noisy and feel the need to pass wind alot?

Stomach cramps ribcage to pelvis tender spot when pressed to left side of belly button and stomach very noisy and feel the need to pass wind alot?

Stomach cramps: You will need a medical evaluation. Unclear from your description what may be happening. More questions : are you able to eat, do you feel nausea, anything make the cramps better / worse, when did this start, any change of bowel movements, have you experienced this previously. Most likely lab tests and some form of imaging will be ordered. Take care... ...Read more

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21 year old with very painful periods every other month. Odd months- left side pain in a particular spot. Even months- pain in mid stomach/crotch area?

Ovulation: Depending upon how your ovaries are sitting in your pelvis you could be having ovulatory pains left/center as opposed to left/right. ...Read more

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I have a dark round purplish spot on left side of tongue. Whatcould it be?

Biopsy: A professional should evaluate the area. Usually if the area doesn't disappear in 2 weeks the area should be biopsied. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a purplish black and blue on my left mid abdomen side. Hard upon touch, not hurting. Didn't hit against anything. Should I be concern?

I suddenly have a purplish black and blue on my left mid abdomen side. Hard upon touch, not hurting. Didn't hit against anything. Should I be concern?

Ecchymosis: An ecchymosis is a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm. It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it does't resolve or you keep getting more spots see your doctor. ...Read more