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Help! Bruising with a flare up

Hi there Endo sisters,

Can I please ask for your help? I am in the middle of another flare up but have just noticed that a big bruise has appeared on my lower tummy. This has not happened before. I definitely have not bumped myself. I had a laparoscopy about 7 months ago where they burnt over 20 patches of endo away. Things did improve for a little while which was great but it is definitely getting much worse again. But the bruise is a new one.

Any help gratefully received.

Thank you!!

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Hi! I’m so sorry you are dealing with this. Have you been using a heat pack on your lower abdomen to help with the pain? After surgery I had last year I developed what looked like a strange bruise but it was actually a burn from my heating pad. It’s called “toasted skin syndrome”. I wonder if that’s what happening especially if you didn’t hurt yourself. My doctor told me not to use the heat anymore and gave me a prescription cream to help with the discolouration of my skin. Do you have an appointment to see your doctor soon?

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Hello LindsayJ,

Thank you so much for coming back to me. I use a hot water bottle that has a furry cover and so don’t think it is a burn, but good thinking. Since my post I have seen two doctors....neither could explain the bruising but said they didn’t feel it was anything to worry about.

Certainly feel a little fobbed off at the moment! Sending hugs x

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