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Baby has bruise on side of hip and it has a hsrd lump. What is wrong?

Baby has bruise on side of hip and it has a hsrd lump. What is wrong?

Thanks for asking!: I am not sure but with a baby that can't tell you what is happening, get it checked. This is not something to wait and watch if you have no idea. ...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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Lump under skin on hip and light bruise on top of skin. Have not had any injuries and it seems out of the blue?

Lump under skin on hip and light bruise on top of skin. Have not had any injuries and it seems out of the blue?

Likely trauma: This could have occured without you noticing it, especially on hip if you are busy and bump into something. It also could be spontaneous which is more concerning. Have your local doctor check this out when you have time. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump on my hip, that tripled in size overnight. And seems to be bruising, although I had no trauma to the area.

I have a pea sized lump on my hip, that tripled in size overnight. And seems to be bruising, although I had no trauma to the area.

Abscess: It is important that you get this examined by your doctor. The lump may be the development of an abscess which may need incision and drainage and possibly antibiotics. Or it may be due to a subcutaneous cyst or a haematoma (blood collection). Very difficult to comment without an examination ...Read more

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Hi I have a bad bruise that's black and purple on my left hip but in the middle of the bruise it is bright yellow and there is a hard lump in middle?

Hi I have a bad bruise that's black and purple on my left hip but in the middle of the bruise it is bright yellow and there is a hard lump in middle?

Might be ...: As bruises begin to resolve they usually have a change in color. Sometimes there is a hematoma in the middle that can feel like a hard lump. ...Read more

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I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

I have a big lump near my left hip after a huge bruise as a result of a motorbike accident. I also have quite bad lower back pain.

Get evaluated: Depending upon how long ago accident occurred, could be residual hip hematoma, or even seroma. However, would be more concerned about your back, as the pain may be secondary to a small fracture, or even a disc injury. See your doctor and uncover causation. ...Read more

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I have a lump under skin in groin area more towards hip side. Above the skin is purplish color sort of like a bruise color. What could this be?

I have a lump under skin in groin area more towards hip side. Above the skin is purplish color sort of like a bruise color. What could this be?

Hard to say: Could be a lymph node, cyst, infection. Without a visual exam in person it would be difficult to give an accurate diagnosis. See your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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My 2 and 1/2 year old son has bruising & a hard pea size lump near left hip bone, what could it be?

My 2 and 1/2 year old son has bruising & a hard pea size lump near left hip bone, what could it be?

Probably benign: If new, probably trauma with a small fatty scar, which may takes weeks to resolve. If no where else on the body, should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I fell down steps 1m ago landed on my elbow and backside of hip. Huge bruise been hurting ever since. Found lump between back bone and top of hip?

I fell down steps 1m ago landed on my elbow and backside of hip. Huge bruise been hurting ever since. Found lump between back bone and top of hip?

Sounds like a hema--: Toma (collection of blood) from a burst vessel or due to a ruptured muscle, which are commoner than a fracture, ligament/tendon tears, etcc.
Your symptoms should be getting better generally. Hot pack 3 times a day with pain meds would help, as well as pt with strengthening exercises.
I hope you saw your pcp or an orthopod, to ensure you don't have a fx. ...Read more

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I fell down wood stairs a week ago. Bruising is mostly black and spreading with pain and lumps across lower butt cheek to side of my hip. Is this bad?

I fell down wood stairs a week ago. Bruising is mostly black and spreading with pain and lumps across lower butt cheek to side of my hip. Is this bad?

Injury: Common for bruise to go to dependent area of body. If you are walking and the bruise is the only area of concern it is safe to wait a few more days to heal. ...Read more

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I have a small pea size lump, not tender just above my L hip at the front of the body just under the skin any ideas doc?

I have a small pea size lump, not tender just above my L hip at the front of the body just under the skin any ideas doc?

Benign bump skin: Sounds like a Dermatofibroma, benign (not cancer) growth from fibrous tissue due to prior trauma in the area. You might have had a pimple or bug bite that healed and "by mistake", made your body form this pebble- like lesion.
If it's not very firm, could be other benigns:Lipoma: a Tumor of fatty cells. Cyst:Sac of skin cells&sebum But, if the lesion grows, changes or hurts, go to the Doc. ...Read more

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Since yesterday, I have been having horrible stomach pains, left side lower between belly hurting and hip tender to touch and a lump. What could this b?

Since yesterday, I have been having horrible stomach pains, left side lower between belly hurting and hip tender to touch and a lump. What could this b?

Go and get checked: If you have persistent pain and a tender lump in your groin, you need to see a doctor and have a medical check up to find out the nature of the problem. It can be an infection? Do you have Fever or any injury recently?. Without a physical examination, we can not help you fully well. ...Read more

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Feel hard small lump in lower left abdomen, tender to touch almost under hip bone. Ct scan normal and have bloating.

Feel hard small lump in lower left abdomen, tender to touch almost under hip bone. Ct scan normal and have bloating.

Change diet: If the CT scan is normal then the lump may not be anything more than a cyst but you should consult your doctor to be sure. For the bloating try dietary changes like eliminating dairy or gluten. ...Read more

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I have a purple bump on my skin over my left hip also looks kinda of whiite looks bruises the doest hurt unless I touch it and it feels hard. Help?

I have a purple bump on my skin over my left hip also looks kinda of whiite looks bruises the doest hurt unless I touch it and it feels hard. Help?

Sounds benign: This sounds benign but without an exam it is not possible for me to 100% tell you it is nothing to worry about. I would recommend you have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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What underlying causes would give me unexplained bruising on my hips, thighs, knees and ankles, that take 3 or more weeks to heal?

What underlying causes would give me unexplained bruising on my hips, thighs, knees and ankles, that take 3 or more weeks to heal?

Bruises: Bruising in multiple areas in the absence of trauma warrant some blood tests to determine if you have a clotting disorder or other abnormality of the blood. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I felt pain below left knee and saw an unexplained bruise later. No injury. Bruise has faded a lot but painful lump still there. Ideas?

Two weeks ago I felt pain below left knee and saw an unexplained bruise later. No injury. Bruise has faded a lot but painful lump still there. Ideas?

Check it out: It is not unusual to bump yourself and not remember or notice until you see a bruise or feel pain. I have had this experience from exercise, or even house cleaning if I am not paying attention. Since the bruise has faded, you. Ignt give it a bit more time to watch for improvement. Try to recall when it happened. If it is still bothering you or gets worse again, go see your PCP. ...Read more

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My daughter who is 17 got an unexplained bruise on her arm. The bruise is about 3 inches and has a white lump in the middle. The lump is not bruised?

My daughter who is 17 got an unexplained bruise on her arm.  The bruise is about 3 inches and has a white lump in the middle.  The lump is not bruised?

Unexplained bruises: Any unexplained bruising, especially in youg people, should initiate a trip to your provider, for a blood count and possibly some clotting studies. Thes can be important signs of something else going on. ...Read more

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Why did a steroid shoot on hip for pharyngitis leave a huge bruise and bump? Very painful. Never had a bruise like this before from a shot.

Why did a steroid shoot on hip for pharyngitis leave a huge bruise and bump? Very painful. Never had a bruise like this before from a shot.

IM injection: Hello, the injection you received probably caused a hematoma. The medication is delivered into a large muscle for a quick action within our bodies. I see you take ibuprophen, tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin? Do you realize that ibuprophen and Motrin are the same medications? The hematoma may be due to the fact that you are taking meds that could put you at risk for bleeding. See your family doctor for both. ...Read more

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Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg. Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days. Serious?

Sounds like: Ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills, smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more

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