What causes a dark purple bruise above the right hip?
50yo, 125lbs/5'-7", female, excellent XXXXXXX smoke light and drink a few drinks a week. I went to the ER last night for what appeared to be an anxiety attack. BP at ER was 230/115, 20 minutes later it was 254/115 while monitored on ECG. I had been experiencing severe thirst all day yesterday, unusual for me. Several years ago I had some panic attacks but not in the past 6-7 years. My question is, I woke up this am with a dark purple bruise just above right hip point. No mechanism of injury. It appears to be near where an ECG lead had been placed. Doctor at ER administered one IV bag Sodium Chloride .9% bolus, 1mgLORazepam IV, 10mg hydraALAZINE (APRESOLINE) IV. Prescribed losartan 25mg and ALPRAZolam 0.25mg as needed and said I need to see doctor for follow-up, which I'll do this week. There is a lump under the bruise. Just wondering if I should go have them check it out efore I can get appointment with my regular doctor?
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it seems that you had some seriously high blood pressure. The bruise cannot be connected to that.
Please clarify the exact location of the bruise. Is it within the gluteal region? Or the abdomen?
If it's the gluteal region then perhaps you've had an intramuscular injection, that you didn't mention? The ECG patches do not usually cause any problems. Some patients may get skin irritation by the adhesives the patch carries. No bruise is justified.
I'll be waiting for your answer...
Only ecg monitoring leads are placed so low. These leads commonly attach to sticky patches. The normal ecg leads may attach due to negative pressure, which may cause bruising to a sensitive skin.
I don't believe that the drugs have anything to do with it. Perhaps a slight injury? I can't say. This is a strange location for injury though.
A single bruise that's not getting any bigger (and not spreading to other parts of the body) is not that worrisome.
If you've had prolonged bleeding problems in the past then careful investigation for the mechanism of coagulation and thrombus formation may help to exclude such disorders. Otherwise (and provided that you don't have any additional or spreading symptoms) you can wait until you visit your doctor.
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