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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
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?
Bruised chest feeling for about a month. On and off mostly at night and morning and when I move sometimes but not always.does not happen when I breath?
Tough to diagnose : Hard to diagnose without a physical exam and a medical history. I advise you to see a physician ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
?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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got elbowed in the middle of my chest and it's bruised. What could it be? It doesn't hurt to breathe
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
17 years of age. Chest feels like it's bruised and a little swollen, never did anything to cause this. Never noticed until I touched my chest.
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
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
Time: This will disappear over the next 2 weeks. ...Read more
My 7 year old daughter is complaing about her chest but theres no bruise or swelliing and shes breathing ok what should I do?
Pediatrician : Take her to pediatrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
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