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I've been getting a bruise on my left upper ribcage and bruising on my lower right side on my stomach but I haven't had any injury to cause this..

I've been getting a bruise on my left upper ribcage and bruising on my lower right side on my stomach but I haven't had any injury to cause this..

Bruising: Spontaneous signs of bruising (ecchymoses) can occur after taking aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) or with certain blood or liver disorders. If unexplained ecchymoses or bleeding elsewhere such as gums, nose, etc occur, a hematologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...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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Having a bruise-like pain (no noticeable bruise) under my right ribcage, my left side of ribcage feels like it's rubbing against something when I turn?

Having a bruise-like pain (no noticeable bruise) under my right ribcage, my left side of ribcage feels like it's rubbing against something when I turn?

Rib cage: It's rare in a young person, but sometimes people can have some nerve compression in their spine at the level of the rib cage that produces band-like pain around the chest. Both sides can be involved. The other possibility is some early signs of flu or maybe you have been coughing some and the muscles are sore. If it stays uncomfortable for 3-5 days, go see your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Fell Aug, severe internal back bruising. Xray nothing broken. Now front bottom left ribcage area is sticking out like lump. No pain but hard sleep side.

Fell Aug, severe internal back bruising. Xray nothing broken. Now front bottom left ribcage area is sticking out like lump. No pain but hard sleep side.

Rib protruding -fall: Would repeat xray. Sometimes whe na fracture is new, you may miss it on xray especially if not displaced. Later when t he bone heals there is a different density/position so you can detect the fracture. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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Hurts to take a deep breath and whenever I sit up there's a dull pain on my left ribcage. Could it be a fractured or bruised rib?

Hurts to take a deep breath and whenever I sit up there's a dull pain on my left ribcage. Could it be a fractured or bruised rib?

Could be rib: Fracture if you had a trauma or rib dysfunction. Read more about it here
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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My left sides tender under my ribcage and now the lower left side behind it is acheing?

My left sides tender under my ribcage and now the lower left side behind it is acheing?

? High Acid: Usually the pain on that area is either related to pulled muscle pain or due to high gastric acid. Please try tylenol, (acetaminophen) if this does not work then you may want to see pcp. ...Read more

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Felt lumps under my bottom last ribcage on the left, they r tender to touch and is not on the skin about size of half a pea, wen I flex I cant feel it?

Felt lumps under my bottom last ribcage on the left, they r tender to touch and is not on the skin about size of half a pea, wen I flex I cant feel it?

Lumps: These small lumps may be lipomas which are benign fatty tissue growths and can be small and multiple. They are not usually tender unless they are irritated. A physician would have to examine you for accurate diagnosis, however. ...Read more

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Is I normal to have tenderness when pressing on upper left quadrant below left ribcage? Not super painful but tender when pressing. What is there?

Is I normal to have tenderness when pressing on upper left quadrant below left ribcage? Not super painful but tender when pressing. What is there?

Not normally: Depending on how hard you press, you may be sensitive in that area. The spleen/pancreas/stomach/possible parts of the small intestine, and top juncture of transverse to descending colon are all there, but are usually not painful when lightly palpated. ...Read more

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Tender to touch left shoulder, back and ribcage. What could this be? Would it be a pulmonary embolism

Tender to touch left shoulder, back and ribcage. What could this be? Would it be a pulmonary embolism

Rarely: PE's only rarely have pain to the touch. Common symptoms of PE are chest pain with breathing, shortness of breath, cough with occasional bloody phlegm, dizziness, calf pain and swelling. Some of the risk factors are hormones like birth control pills, recent surgery, smoking, pregnancy, cancer, and prolonged immobility. PE is a life threatening condition, seek immediate treatment if concerned. ...Read more

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Persistant & chronic pain on left hand side underneath my shoulder blade & my ribcage at front it feels physically swollen and tender to touch?

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps ribcage to pelvis tender spot when pressed to left side of belly button and stomach very noisy and feel the need to pass wind alot?

Stomach cramps ribcage to pelvis tender spot when pressed to left side of belly button and stomach very noisy and feel the need to pass wind alot?

Stomach cramps: You will need a medical evaluation. Unclear from your description what may be happening. More questions : are you able to eat, do you feel nausea, anything make the cramps better / worse, when did this start, any change of bowel movements, have you experienced this previously. Most likely lab tests and some form of imaging will be ordered. Take care... ...Read more

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Discomfort under ribcage right abdomn. It's constant and feels like a bruise with n umbness. No injury to area?

Discomfort under ribcage right abdomn. It's constant and feels like a bruise with n umbness. No injury to area?

Could be...: Lots of things, including problems with liver, gallbladder, colon, stomach, duodenum, kidney, blood vessels, nerve (including shingles), lung, musculoskeletal, other. See md. ...Read more

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In between my hip and ribcage, it hurts as if I was kicked. There is no bruise but it hurts. What could be wrong?

In between my hip and ribcage, it hurts as if I was kicked. There is no bruise but it hurts. What could be wrong?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My stomach muscles feel pulled/bruise and a mystery bruise on ribcage, should I skip yoga class this week?

My stomach muscles feel pulled/bruise and a mystery bruise on ribcage, should I skip yoga class this week?

Yes: Yes, it would be reasonable to skip a week of class to allow the acute symptoms to subisde. Try ice and nsaids and gradually resume your normal activities as your symptoms allow. See a physician if you keep seeing mystery bruises. ...Read more

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Son squeezed my ribcage too tight I heard/felt a pop. Now tenderness/bruised w/ breathing/movement this has happened before is it really worth an xray?

Son squeezed my ribcage too tight I heard/felt a pop. Now tenderness/bruised w/ breathing/movement this has happened before is it really worth an xray?

No: It is likely a contusion or strain. A fracture is less likely and is unlikely to show up on XR. Avoid this kind of trauma in the future. See your doctor if you get worse. All the best. ...Read more

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Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.

Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.

Pleurisy?: This is an area of inflammation in the lining around the lung. Usually doesn't last more than several minutes. If persistent, sounds like it would be reasonable to see your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What would cause cramps pain in the area 1-2 inches below right ribcage also tender while pressing down no appendix it was removed 10 plus years ago?

What would cause cramps pain in the area 1-2 inches below right ribcage also tender while pressing down no appendix it was removed 10 plus years ago?

Musculoskeletal pain: The tenderness to touch gives this one away. You have what we call musculoskeletal pain. This is a chronic area of inflammation the occurs in a small area in your abdominal muscles. It can be treated a variety of ways. NSAIDs, muscle relaxers or more effectively, trigger point injection by a pain specialist. ...Read more

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32F 130 lbs, 5'4. Sharp pain below right ribcage, made worse by inhaling and activity, even just trying to stand up straight. Tender. No other symptom

32F 130 lbs, 5'4. Sharp pain below right ribcage, made worse by inhaling and activity, even just trying to stand up straight. Tender. No other symptom

Doctor can evaluate: A person with aches at the chest or rib cage can see her doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, a partly collapsed lung, etc... If one feels her pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, she can go to the ER by ambulance. ...Read more

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Stomache pains 9 weeks after c-section and also brown urine. Is this normal? 9 weeks ago I had a c-section with my first child. Since then I have had horrible cramping right below where my ribcage comes together. In the same spot. It is very tender to the

Stomache pains 9 weeks after c-section and also brown urine. Is this normal? 9 weeks ago I had a c-section with my first child. Since then I have had horrible cramping right below where my ribcage comes together. In the same spot. It is very tender to the

Hello.: Hello. Brown urine is not normal. Are you hydrating well? If a person is well hydrated their urine should be close to clear without odor. You could be dehydrated? Brown urine can also be associated with a number of health problems, (cystitis, glomerulonephritis, tubular necrosis, obstructive uropathy, endocarditis, hepatitis & n ephrolithiasis just to mention a few).Dark brown urine can be due to bilirubin. I recommend that you contact your doctor and tell him or her about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder removed in 2007 but have recently started bloating in upper abdoman after eating. I also am tender under my right ribcage.?

I had my gall bladder removed in 2007 but have recently started bloating in upper abdoman after eating. I also am tender under my right ribcage.?

Talk to physician: This sounds very unusual and should be evaluated by your physician and could be reflective of gastric, hepatic or pancreatic conditions. ...Read more

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Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Many things: It could be caused by a herniated disc, spinal arthritis, something called spinal stenosis or a list of other things. As always, it is difficult to say what is causing a patients pain without seeing them in person. I would simply admonish you to see your doctor if it is really bothering you. ...Read more

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Have a bulge under lft ribcage. Hernia repair his. No blkage, abscess. Slowed digestion bowel func. Naus. Tender. Bldwk ok. Current CT says no her. Ideas?

Have a bulge under lft ribcage. Hernia repair his. No blkage, abscess. Slowed digestion bowel func. Naus. Tender. Bldwk ok. Current CT says no her. Ideas?

Maybe scar tissue: If your pain is in the location of a previous hernia repair, scarring within the abdominal wall may cause pain. It also could be muscle spasms due to the previous repair, and could be related to the sutures, or other fixation methods for mesh if that was used. See your surgeon for an exam to find out more. ...Read more

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A tender lump on my ribcage 3-4" below my armpit & 1-2" below/right of my right nipple. Had typhoid, hav, HBV vaccines this week. Swollen lymph nodes?

A tender lump on my ribcage 3-4" below my armpit & 1-2" below/right of my right nipple. Had typhoid, hav, HBV vaccines this week. Swollen lymph nodes?

Is it new?: If it's stuck to your ribcage, the only question is whether it's a new growth. If so, get it seen. If not, it's probably an old fracture or a minor benign lesion. ...Read more

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The left front of my neck is bruised. Why?

The left front of my neck is bruised. Why?

Hard to tell..: Sadly with this little information you are probably not going to get much of a satisfying answer. Usually when there is abnormal bruising it is all over your body, rather in one specific spot, so this is less likely to be part of an overall illness. Usually when there is a single unexpected bruise in 1 area you accidentally hit it or fell a sleep with an ill fitting shirt collar ...Read more

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I have lower left abdomen below the ribcage. What is happening to me?

I have lower left abdomen below the ribcage. What is happening to me?

Could be serious: This could be splenomegaly or other abdominal condition. This should be evaluated by a physician in your area. ...Read more

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