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Bruise In Central Chest
My chest feels bruised near where my left breast meets centre of chest. Feels tender when I touch that area and hurts when I move or lean on left arm?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
I woke up this morning and my chest felt like I had a huge bruise on it when I pressed on it... Whats wrong?
Chest tenderness: Tenderness when you press on your chest is usually an indication of musculoskeletal orinin as opposed to internal organs. If you are suffering from other sympoms like chest pain with activity, nausea, or pressure feeling in your chest, then this could mean something is going on internally. At you age this would be rare without some underlying condition. ...Read more
I have a pain in the middle of my chest. It worsens if i lean or move the wrong way. When stretching it pops. To the touch it feels bruised?
Muscular Pain: The fact that your pain is worsened by movement and that you have a popping sensation are signs that this is a structural problem. In other words, this problem is related to muscles, bone, cartilage or other connective tissue and not a heart problem. Have you done any recent activity where you overexerted yourself? ...Read more
Musculoskeletal pain: The chest wall has muscles, cartilage, bone, etc. When you cough, any of these structures can become painful; for example, you can develop muscle strain/sprain, cartilage can become inflamed, the bones can develop bone bruise or even fracture. The good news is that theses will heal once the cough resolves so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of the cough. ...Read more
17 years of age. Chest feels like my chest is bruised, didn't do anything to inflict this. Didn't notice it until I touched my chest.
On the upper part of my chest there is a bug bite a bruise that has about an inch cumference surrounding it. Is this bad or would a sunburn affect it?
Needs evaluation: While this might be an ordinary bug bite which sunlight would not affect, it could be something nasty like a brown recluse spider bite which can advance and spread over several months. You should have someone look at this unless you actually saw the critter that bit you. ...Read more
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