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Spontaneous bruising near hip bones - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have two bruises - both the size of a 50 cent piece - both right above hip bones - one at three o'clock the other at 9 o'clock - they only hurt when i gently press on them- please help.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How did you get them?
User :   I dont know - thats why im asking
Doctor :   Any trauma- tight
Doctor :   clothing?
User :   no and i dont think they are tight
User :   bruises are right above my waist line
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender,Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   32 years, male, 6 feet, 172lbs - not sure why you need other info so i will not give to you
User :   waist is 32-33
Doctor :   OK, the 3 O clock & 9 O clock
User :   yes
Doctor :   positions are in relation to what part of the body
Doctor :   is it the front abdomen?
User :   my front - the bruises are on the sides of body - above hip bone - if i were fat it would be the fat that overhangs the pants
Doctor :   Since when do you have this?
User :   couple day
Doctor :   Are they circular?
Doctor :   Are the edges elevated & the centre clear & flat?
User :   nothing is elevated. dark just like bruise - 1.5 inch high 2-3 long
Doctor :   Is it possible to send me photo of it now?
User :   how - drag attachment to this section
Doctor :   Send it over to : YYYY@YYYY
User :   sent
User :   not the greatest pics but should be able to see
Doctor :   Have not received it yet
Doctor :   e mail to : YYYY@YYYY
User :   sent again - i misspelled the other email - sorry
User :   did you receive
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Have you inspected your body for any more of
Doctor :   such things?
User :   yes and have not found anything
User :   just same locations on oppsite sides
Doctor :   Have you ever had this anytime before?
User :   i think i have on one side
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
User :   they just hurt a little - just like a reg bruise
User :   i think my time might be running out - i hope not
Doctor :   Have you taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor for any reason at all?
User :   NOPW
User :   Nope
Doctor :   OK, let me tell you some causes for this spontaneous
Doctor :   bruising
Doctor :   Tight clothing as I said earlier,
Doctor :   Vitamin deficiencies
Doctor :   especially vit K
User :   okay - i will take more vitamins and looser clothing - you dont think its internal bleeding or something wvery serious
Doctor :   Certain medications(since you said you are on none, this is ruled out)
Doctor :   Yes your suspicion of more serious diseases liuke low plpatelet count & blood cancers must be ruled out, meet an Internal Medicine specialist
User :   would i have other symptoms though?
User :   if it were more serious
Doctor :   Yes, most usually you will
Doctor :   Serious diseases here include
User :   so it probably is nothing - maybe get looser clothes
Doctor :   Bleeding disorders like Hemophilia, Von Willebrand's disease & liver diseases
User :   i feel great - just bruises - hmmm
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   chew tabacco - 4 times a week - drink 2-3 times a week - not heavy
User :   this week a little more than usual because im on a break from work
Doctor :   Too much alcohol can reduce liver function &
Doctor :   can manifest as bruises
User :   its just been 4-5 beers a night for 5-6 days - before that it was 2 time a week
User :   would i have other symptoms for reduced liver funcion
Doctor :   2 time a week of moderate consumption(one or 2 drinks) is good for health
Doctor :   Jaundice, itching of skin
Doctor :   indigestion
User :   none of that
Doctor :   Good
User :   stomach a litle upset but not too bad
User :   like just feels like ga at times
Doctor :   Then all you have to do is get loose clothing & increase Vitamons by
Doctor :   consumption of lots of fresh fruits vegetables
User :   okay - thanks doc
User :   i wont drink as much too - haha
Doctor :   Plenty of water & exercise will keep you fit
User :   yes - i do that - thanks
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