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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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During jogging, i can feel right chest area start to tighten and slight internal pain but no visible bruise can be seen. Can also be felt by pressing?

During jogging, i can feel right chest area start to tighten and slight internal pain but no visible bruise can be seen. Can also be felt by pressing?

See your doctor imme: Tightness in your chest while exercising could represent a serious medical condition regarding your heart. You should contact and see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 25 my chest feels bruised to touch and sore?

Hi I'm 25 my chest feels bruised to touch and sore?

NMI: Need more information - when did this start, what may have caused it, any skin changes, infection, etc. ...Read more

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Reeson for the unexplained bruise and slight swelling that appeared on the upper mid chest ?

Reeson for the unexplained bruise and slight swelling that appeared on the upper mid chest ?

?injury: If the area is tender to touch, i would suspect a contusion. If nontender then a spontaneous burst capillary. Certain medications like aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) steroids promote fragile capillaries. Other causes include blood deficiencies(low platelets) or clotting problems from liver disease, etc. ...Read more

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Been suffering with pluerisy for a week, and now my chest feels like it bruised is this normal.

Been suffering with pluerisy for a week, and now my chest feels like it bruised is this normal.

Yes: Pleurisy often does feel like a bruise. However, if your symptoms are changed, worsening or you are having new difficulty breathing, you should be seen and examined by a physician. ...Read more

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My chest feels bruised to touch and sore but haven't done anything to cause this what could this be ?

My chest feels bruised to touch and sore but haven't done anything to cause this what could this be ?

Costochondritis? : I suspect you have Costochondritis: inflammation at juncture of cartilage & rib either at breastbone or approx 3-5 in. lateral to breastbone on either side. Typically caused by viruses, & by trauma - blunt or from strenuous activity. No treatment necessary except for anti-inflammatory or other pain medicine; should clear spontaneously in 2-4 weeks. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I got elbowed in the middle of my chest and it's bruised. What could it be? It doesn't hurt to breathe

I got elbowed in the middle of my chest and it's bruised. What could it be?  It doesn't hurt to breathe

Contusion: Chest wall contusion is the medical term for your condition. If it doesn't hurt to breath, it is a good sign. If it doesn't bother you at all, i'd leave it alone and it will heal nicely. ...Read more

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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall. It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm having pain in my upper chest for the last 4 days. It started down lower and I thought I had bruised my ribs. But now the pain is higher and h?

Chest pains: Your symptoms require more description. Since your symptoms are persisting,you should see a physician who will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. Symptoms could be from rib cage inflammation, lung, heart or cardiac origin. ...Read more

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Please bruised feeling in. chest nauseas dizzy weak. feeling?

Please bruised feeling in. chest nauseas dizzy weak. feeling?

Should check heart: A person with bruising aches at the chest or left shoulder can see her doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one has chest symptoms and has nausea, or some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, she may be having a heart attack, and can go to the ER by ambulance. ...Read more

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Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Get checked: was this caused by injuries? Taking blood-thinners? Any associated swelling, tenderness? You need to get checked by clinician. Especially If any of these factors are present. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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