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Ive 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..

Ive 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 theres 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 theres 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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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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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more