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I have an achy feeling in my ribs and back. My CT scan and blood test came back clear. But, today I have a small bruise on chest. What could it be?

I have an achy feeling in my ribs and back. My CT scan and blood test came back clear. But, today I have a small bruise on chest. What could it be?

Trauma?: Did you do something that may have caused the bruise even a couple of days before? If you cannot remember anything, consider an episode of particularly violent coughing. If none of these seem to ring a bell, you may have a bleeding disorder or a sensitivity to the ibuprofen. Ibuprofen can cause an increase in the bleeding time and make it easy for you to bruise. If it worsens see a doctor. ...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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My mpv levels have raised and are at 12.2 my legs turn purple and temp. Bruise, my chest flushes, but platelet count is normal. What could be wrong?

My mpv levels have raised and are at 12.2 my legs turn purple and temp. Bruise, my chest flushes, but platelet count is normal. What could be wrong?

Go to see MD: I don't think your symptoms have anything to do with the mpv. Since you are worried, you should talk to your parents and go to see you doctor to get checked. ...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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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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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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I felt a sharp pain in my heart and after that i started noticing spots like bruises on my chest i'm scared what can it be?

I felt a sharp pain in my heart and after that i started noticing spots like bruises on my chest i'm scared what can it be?

See your doctor: This is not cardiac related, but it could be other underlying issues like low platelets which are issues with other syndromes. An echocardiogram would rule out fluid around your heart. ...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