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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?

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?

Tender: You MUST see your Gynecologist about this as soon as possible! The Gynecologist will look after you! PS: Fortunately my wife just got over breast cancer but my daughter age 47 is still having trouble with her breast cancer. It will get better over time but it is not fun! ...Read more

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


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It hurts when i push the middle of my chest, but there's no bruise so what could it be?

It hurts when i push the middle of my chest, but there's no bruise so what could it be?

Possibly: costochonditis, which is inflammation/irritation in that area. I would take some Tylenol/Ibuprofen to help. If this does not improve, see your doctor for further evaluation/work up. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and my chest felt like I had a huge bruise on it when I pressed on it... Whats wrong?

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

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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?

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

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Why does my chest feel bruised when i cough?

Why does my chest feel bruised when i cough?

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

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I've been having this cough and chest feels bruised. What could be wrong?

I've been having this cough and chest feels bruised. What could be wrong?

Many things!: Cough can be caused by many different reasons (allergies, sinusitis, reflux, asthma, bronchitis, etc) If you have tried over the counter cough remedies and it persists, it's time to be seen. Start with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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My chest hurts when i touch it, but it doesn't look bruised. What can it be?

My chest hurts when i touch it, but it doesn't look bruised. What can it be?

Inflammation : Superficial chest pain can be from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs, or inflammation of the rib cage muscles. Usually helped by taking a NSAID such as Naproxen or Ibuprofen for a week. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain I have from a bruised chest after a car accident?

How can I relieve the pain I have from a bruised chest after a car accident?

Aspirin: If you can take Aspirin (or ibuprofen), take it 1-3 times every day (if it';s ok with your md) to get rid of the inflammation. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Coughing?: Sometimes exercises may be responsible or stretching. If you are able to take Motrin you may follow dosing on the label and always take with meal or snack. Be sure you are not allergic. ...Read more

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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?

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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more