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24 weeks pregnant, tender stomach, rashes on left side, bruised sensation. Causes?

Hi, I m 24 weeks pregnant (2nd pregnancy, no complications so far), my belly feels a little tender to the right hand side and I just lifted my top and noticed a mottled rash covering the area to the right of my naval - it s red but not itchy and is in the approximate area that my belly feels tender/bruised. I haven t injured myself so it isn t a bruise. Any ideas?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hi Laura,

Welcome to HCM and thanks for posting
From your description it looks like you are having cellulitis (infection of the hypodermis) which can be due to bacteria such as strep, staph, pseudomonas etc. You will need a course of antibiotics that is both effective for skin infection and safe for your unborn baby. You can pay a visit to a gynobs who can do a proper evaluation and provide you with appropriate mediation. Pain killers will also be needed.

Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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