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What does a bruise on the abdomen below rib cage suggest?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I noticed a bruise on my abdomen a few inches below my rib cage. I do not recall anything that could have caused this. It is lumpy underneath and it hurts if I try to lay on my stomach. Should I see my dr??
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please provide more information, this could be a Lipoma

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am
I appreciate your concern
A lumpy Bruise in abdominal wall could be a lipoma ( benign fat tumor) or cellulitis of the skin

I would like further information to help you better
Since how long it has been there
Is it painful to touch or produces any discharge
is the overlying skin is healthy or having redness
if you can upload a photograph, I can be able to tell you more accurately

If it's a Lipoma, it can be excised surgically if it is really bothering you
It is well circumscribed beingn tumor of fat cell which slips under the finger when you try to grip it

Waiting for your reply to confirm you the diagnosis
Best wishes
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (14 minutes later)
it is painful if I apply pressure. No discharge. I have uploaded a picture as well. I first noticed on Sunday night 5/3 when I was changing clothes by a mirror at my hotel.
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
This could be contact dermatitis or infection of skin

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your reply. I was able to view the pictures. And in my opinion this could be contact dermatitis or infection of the abdominal wall

You should consult your doctor or a dermatologist for examination and a battery of tests like blood for hemoglobin CBC , liver function test and blood sugar may be needed to arrive at a diagnosis.

You should wash it with antiseptic solution or soap and keep it moist by applying any moisturiser or antibiotic ointment. Please don't scratch or disturb it any more.

Hope this answers your question
Best wishes
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What does a bruise on the abdomen below rib cage suggest?

Brief Answer: Please provide more information, this could be a Lipoma Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am I appreciate your concern A lumpy Bruise in abdominal wall could be a lipoma ( benign fat tumor) or cellulitis of the skin I would like further information to help you better Since how long it has been there Is it painful to touch or produces any discharge is the overlying skin is healthy or having redness if you can upload a photograph, I can be able to tell you more accurately If it's a Lipoma, it can be excised surgically if it is really bothering you It is well circumscribed beingn tumor of fat cell which slips under the finger when you try to grip it Waiting for your reply to confirm you the diagnosis Best wishes