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Bruise In The Sternum
2 days post-op breast aug- is it ok to have a large bruise above my sternum(deep blue, red slightly raised splotches)? Still in lots of pain. Thanks
Call your surgeon: While I am happy to participate in health tap and be able to answer general plastic surgery questions, there are often questions here that start "i am so many days post op and ..." as a surgeon, i would much rather my patients call me with a question they think may be "stupid" and it turn out to be nothing rather than miss a significant complication because they posted it online. Call the doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Momentary pain in center breastbone area 5-7 times a day, triggered by lifting or arm exertion. Feels like pressing on a bruise on mid-center sternum.
I bruised my sternum knocking the wind out of me.Now a round lump is in the center of sternum . Also bruising suddenly reappeared today.?
I crashed my chest forcefully onto the dipping bar while exercising. What kind of stretching/therapy would you recommend for a bruised rib/sternum?
SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more
Should I Go Back To The ER BecauseOf Intense Burning In My Chest And stomach And Vomiting After I KnowI Have A Bruised Sternum? I'm miserable
ER: Yes. Given your description you should be reevaluated. ...Read more
A CT Showed I Have A badly Bruised Sternum And Left side. My Pain Is Worse And I'm Throwing Up And Intense Burning Should I Go Back To The ER?
Chest pain & nausea: I highly recommend that you return to the emergency room if the pain has worsened. ...Read more
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