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Have bruising around abdomen and lower back. Sits for long time. Cure?

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My husband ha sbrusing around his abdomen and lower back area around kidneys. No pain or injury. He is a truck driver and sits quite a bit.
Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef 2 hours later

I am Dr Shareef, a general surgeon.

I would like to know if your husband is overweight. In the absence of any history of trauma, long period of sitting in the truck may cause bruising / discoloration due to pressure on the deeper sub cutaneous fat. It gets resolved with time.

That being said, it would be better to get your coagulation profile verified - bleeding/clotting time and platelet counts to make sure we are not dealing with a sinister concern.

Hope this answers your query. Let me know if you have any other concerns.

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Follow-up: Have bruising around abdomen and lower back. Sits for long time. Cure? 9 hours later
My husband is about 20 - 30 pounds overweight and we will now address that and the weight gain has been recent.

Can you give me a time frame as to when we might see improvement?

Thank you
Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef 1 hour later

Thanks for the information.

It is good to know that you have thought of dealing with his over weight problem. However, I am sorry to inform you that no such time frame can be given on such issues. Sometimes it is also possible for a little residual discoloration to persist. Only time can prove the fact.

I hope this will solve your concern. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any other doubt.

Thanks and take care.
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