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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes discoloration on the stomach after receiving a Lovenox shot?

Hi I have been taking Lovenox injections since last Friday. My stomach is all black and blue but mostly I have pain in my back in my kidney area. I can not laydown on my back without pain and discomfort. On Thursday last week, I was cardioverted for Afib., was sent home from the hospital with Coumadin pills and the lovenox(2xs/day) My stomack is extended and soar but the back pain is the worst discomfort. Can you help me?
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

An injection of a blood thinner is likely to cause a bruise because the injection can damage the skin and the thinned blood is easier to leak out.
Some suggestions are:
-do not rub the injection site after a shot
-you can use acetaminophen for the pain,you should avoid other anti-inflammatory medication
-if the symptoms continue go to the emergency room for further evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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