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A 55-year-old male asked:

my rib cage is sore with no bruising what could it ne?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: The rib joints can becom inflamed just like any other joint. Warm soaks and drugs like Ibuprofen seem to work best.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can cause dark, tender bruises without bumping into things?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Bruise: Bruising easily, even without trauma, could signify a medical problem that needs attention. Deficiency of vitamin k (found in dark green, leafy vegetables) also can cause you to bruise easily. A vitamin c deficiency could also be to blame. Also, it could be a side effect from drugs. Taking supplements could help decrease risk. I hope this helps, if so, please vote for me. Thanks!

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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