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I have a large purple bruise on the right side of my

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I have a large purple bruise on the right side of my stomach, just above the hip. I don't remember hitting it off anything. I don't usually bruise easily. not on any medication
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: nausea today, bruise was a lot smaller yesterday, nothing the day before
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I don't think anything related,
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

how old are you? are you a man or woman?

sometimes you can accidentally hit yourself when you are sleeping or turning over in bed which can cause a bruise.

would you like to send a clear jpg photo of the bruised area so I can see it?

you can also ice the area with a bag of ice in a zip lock bag wrapped in a towel to help decrease swelling and pain