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What causes abdominal bruising?

What causes abdominal bruising?

Many causes: Actual trauma to the area and also abnormality of internal organs. See your doctor to find cause. ...Read more

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I have bruises on my lower abdominal , but there no pain .

I have bruises on my lower abdominal , but there no pain .

Superficial bruising: It sounds like superficial bruising under the skin, if that's the case you should see black and blue yellowing in a few days. The cause would be small broken blood vessels ...Read more

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My husband & i almost rolled our hot rod sat evening. Hurt my right side/abdomen & have huge deep purple bruising. Should i get checked?

My husband & i almost rolled our hot rod sat evening. Hurt my right side/abdomen & have huge deep purple bruising. Should i get checked?

That depends: If you have significnat abdominal or chest pain, dififculty breathing, abdominal distention, bloody urine or blood in feces those would be definite reasons to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should i be concerned?

I have a bruise on my right side of my abdomen that is spreading, should i be concerned?

Sure: Especially if you have no history of getting injured in that area? A spreading bruise is s sign of some internal bleeding coming from somewhere. Get an evaluation. ...Read more

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My son fell off his bike a week ago. The handlebars hit him in the llq area of his abdomen causing a bruise. The area now feels lumpy a rope like?

My son fell off his bike a week ago. The handlebars hit him in the llq area of his abdomen causing a bruise. The area now feels lumpy a rope like?

Abdominal Injury: Make a trip to his pediatrician's office for a thorough abdominal exam including urinanalysis. It can be a abdominal wall hematoma or ..... Can be of intestine, the spleen is in left upper quadrant, left kidney in mid left abdomen and the colon is on whole left side. May be nothing, but.... You don't want to miss something/anything, right? ...Read more

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Is it common to develop a bruise on your abdomen following a tlh with ovary removal?

Is it common to develop a bruise on your abdomen following a tlh with ovary removal?

Not Uncommon: You could have a bruise from the injection of Heparin (to prevent blood clots) or from insertion or manipulation of the trocars used during the surgery. Alternatively, it could represent a little bit of oozing at the skin closure from the trocar sites. Most of the time this will go away in a week or so by itself. If it persists or continues to grow, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal bruising...Unexplained i can send a pic. What could cause this? I don't recall any kind of injury

Abdominal bruising...Unexplained i can send a pic. What could cause this?  I don't recall any kind of injury

Get examined: It could be due to a blood disorder, liver/spleen/kidney disorder etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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Hi, for the past 2 months I've had a few unexplained / non-painful lower abdominal bruises. What could be the cause?

Hi, for the past 2 months I've  had a few unexplained / non-painful lower abdominal bruises. What could be  the cause?

Abdominal bruising: Are you injecting yourself with insulin or other medication like blood thinners? Moving furniture? Bruising is serious. Could be liver abnormalities, renal abnormalities hemolysis, allergy to medication causing hemolysis. Need blood work, CBC with platelets, PT/PTT, liver panel renal panel, antibodies, Please seek medical attention at ER today ( they get the blood work back immediately) ...Read more

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Pain right side abdomen behind lower rib after eating with a bruise?

Ulcer or gallstones.: These symptoms can be due to gallstones, ulcers or irritable bowel.Please see your gastyroenterolgist for endoscopy and ultrasound.Avoid coffe , tea and sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Pain right side abdomen behind lower rib after eating with a bruise. What does this mean?

Grey Turner?: I would seek out medical attention immediately. This could be grey-turner sign, which can be seen in the setting of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Shoul i be concerned about bruising after acupuncture ? They are purple and blue and about 1 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch on my abdomen.

Maybe.: If they are regular, generic bruises, they were caused by the needles piercing a small vein on their way in or out. But if they are tender to touch, or warm (or both), they could be focal infections, caused by use of dirty needles. In that case, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more