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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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Causes and treatment of blackish purple spots on abdomen to thighs?

Causes and treatment of blackish purple spots on abdomen to thighs?

Hopefully these: Links would be of help 2 u. Go see ur dr for a thorough exam and accuracy of diagnosis. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Healthline. Com/health/purpura. http://www. Healthline. Com/health/discolored-skin-patches. ...Read more

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Red, non itchy, non painful, blotches on stomach keep getting more and more - had them over one year?

Red, non itchy, non painful, blotches on stomach keep getting more and more - had them over one year?

Time for eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Is white blotches on stomach skin cancer?

Is white blotches on stomach skin cancer?

Probably not: After the age of 30-35, the most likely cause for blotchy skin lesions you describe would be a benign condition called seborrheic keratoses. Nevertheless, if you are concerned, the safest course would be to have your doctor check them out, and possibly biopsy one or more. ...Read more

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My baby has a red rash on abdomen and upper back, not raised. He seems fine, not irritable. We introduced oatmeal today, can this be cause?

My baby has a red rash on abdomen and upper back, not raised. He seems fine, not irritable. We introduced oatmeal today, can this be cause?

Possibly: You may want to keep a calender of food offerings & the events that come up in the day or days afterward. This might be a food rash or something unrelated. The intensity is not worrisome if the child seems fine. You might exclude the oatmeal for a month and offer again. If the rash returns you know it is related & can nix (permethrin) it for sure. If not, then you won't have to avoid it. ...Read more

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What causes dark purple blotchy knees?

What causes dark purple blotchy knees?

Agree w Dr Rafat: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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My legs frequently have purple like lines/ blotchy appearance used to be only when cold but all the time now. What could cause this?

My legs frequently have purple like lines/ blotchy appearance used to be only when cold but all the time now. What could cause this?

Skin discoloration: Purple blotches on the skin arise from capillaries (small blood vessels) in the skin. They may be more noticeable under certain conditions (temp, exercise, alcohol). Depending on the type/degree of involvement lasers may be helpful in reducing their appearance. If they are associated with other symptoms or change in their appearance, it would be advisable to have an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes blotchy purple and red hands?

What causes blotchy purple and red hands?

Raynaud's phenomenon: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas. Named after french physician maurice raynaud (1834–1881), the phenomenon is believed to be the result of vasospasms that decrease blood supply to the respective regions. Stress and cold are classic triggers. ...Read more

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I am a fair skinned female with many moles and freckles. A mole on my abdomen has grown in the past year and now has turned purple. Cause for concern?

I am a fair skinned female with many moles and freckles. A mole on my abdomen has grown in the past year and now has turned purple. Cause for concern?

Changing moles: Are always a cause for concern. Please go get it evaluated. We have previously mentioned the ABCD of moles. Asymetry, one side is different than the other. Borders are irregular. Color, changes or red, white and blue. Diameter, bigger than a pencil eraser. Those changes need evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause red, blotchy spots under your breasts and on your stomach?

What could cause red, blotchy spots under your breasts and on your stomach?

Difficult to answer: "red, blotchy spots" could mean a number of things from simple skin irritation to fungal or bacterial infection along with a number of other things. Having a doctor take a look will be your best option. ...Read more

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If you have been sick the past days and your stomach hurts and your hands are purple what is that cause?

If you have been sick the past days and your stomach hurts and your hands are purple what is that cause?

Purple hands: Sorry, it's very difficult to say what you have, you need to be examined by a physician as soon as possible. Good luck brianlynchmd. Com. ...Read more

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I have blotchy purple marks, almost like burst bliod vessels, on the back of both my calves for the last couple of months. What causes this?

I have blotchy purple marks, almost like burst bliod vessels, on the back of both my calves for the last couple of months. What causes this?

Spider veins: Likely it is spider veins. It could be related to heredity, occupations that involve a lot of standing, obesity, hormonal influences during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause, birth control pills, a history of blood clots, conditions that cause increased pressure in the abdomen including tumors, constipation, etc. Tx varies from stocking compression, lifestyle changes-weight loss, laser, surgery etc. ...Read more

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