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the common causes of bruising are minor trauma (scratching, brushing against a chair/table etc
I have had no impact, rubbing against items ect
It started the size of a marble an now the size of a baseball which is what mainly is causing my concern
This is within a 2 week period
when did it start?
any other part of the body that has bruising?
Only meds I take are Carvedilol, and Hydrocodone
the other possibilities for bruising are any bleeding disorders, hemophilia (blood clotting disorder), liver disease etc
but in these cases there should be more than one bruise on the body
the kind of minor trauma that I was talking about, is usually not very noticable by the patient
Any possible chance a side effect from surgery, even though its been 2 months ago
This is a very noticeable bruise
are you on bed rest or mobile?
back surgery L5 and I walk a lot
New bone had not healed as of 2 weeks ago though
Other than the medicince, I am a smoker, very rarily drink, and I feel healthy... friend said can also be cause from having cancer
Is the bruise skin colored?
Yea somewhat.. Mostly a dark reddish with splotches
Is it raised of at skin level ?
Not raised from what I can tell
No itch, and no pain.. However always warm to the touch
That is warmer than outside the area of the bruise
From your description I would have to say that this appears to be a skin bruise
The likely cause for the same could be related to a medicine side-effect
or a bleeding tendency due to different reasons
I would certainly recommend an early medical evaluation for the same
Skin cancer is unlikely in this situation, though a doctor's opinion should be able to confirm this
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