Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
175 Doctors are Online

Having unexplained penny sized bruises on stomach, very dark, and irregular. Over weight and wearing elsastic full-torso corset. What is the cause?

Hello--my girlfriend has two unexplained bruises on her stomach , one or two inches below her belly-button, on the left side, about three or four inches off center. These bruises are about penny sized around, very dark, and irregular. They re more like a collection of bruised spots and lines rather than a single round bruise. She is overweight , so she has a few folds of flesh when she is bent over--these bruises also happen to be on opposite sides of one of these folds, such that when she is bending in such a way that brings the folds together, the bruises are touching. We noticed them this morning when she woke up from bed. She is overweight and does not exercise, and for her work, she wears something called a flexxy, which is effectively an elsastic full-torso corset. We have concerns about this--what are your thoughts?
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  427
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. these could be abdominal striae [stretch marks] due to over weight where Dietitian and Exercises can be of help
2. could be due to hormonal disturbances, seek an opinion of Endocrinologist who will evaluate her for any brain pathology.
Answered: Thu, 2 Jan 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor