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A bruise like mark appeared ony left shoulder I dont remember hitting it anywhere ant it doesn't hurt ar all?

A bruise like mark appeared ony left shoulder I dont remember hitting it anywhere ant it doesn't hurt ar all?

Monitor: You'd be surprised at how even minor "bumps" - even ones you don't remember - can lead to a bruise. I would encourage you to monitoring the bruise to make sure it's not growing or becoming painful. Also make sure your bruising elsewhere or bleeding from your gums when brushing your teeth, having bloody noses, blood in your stool or urine. These issues should prompt a formal evaluation with a doc ...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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I have a weird pain right above my left shoulder blade. It's almost a bruise kind of pain, but there is nothing on my skin. ?

I have a weird pain right above my left shoulder blade. It's almost a bruise kind of pain, but there is nothing on my skin. ?

Strain?: maybe you simply strained your shoulder-could be muscular or tendon in nature, etc. If this pain continues, see your Dr. to have it examined. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left shoulder blade that feels like a bruise when touched and just hurts when left alone. Do I need to see a dr right away?

I have pain on my left shoulder blade that feels like a bruise when touched and just hurts when left alone. Do I need to see a dr right away?

Rest and ice: Pain and tenderness is often from musculoskeletal causes. A pulled muscle or trauma to the area would have to be considered. Associated symptoms such as chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, pain radiating to the neck or left arm would be more concerning but would be uncommon to cause tenderness over the muscle. A trial of over the counter anti inflammatory medication and rest may help. ...Read more

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My left shoulder hurts, only when I lift it up. Hurts when I go above neck length. What could it be? Feels like there is a bump on it. Not a bruise.

My left shoulder hurts, only when I lift it up. Hurts when I go above neck length. What could it be? Feels like there is a bump on it. Not a bruise.

Acromioclavicular jt: Sounds like you may be describing an injury with swelling and pain over/about your acromioclavicular joint where the clavicle meets the acromion. There is normally symmetry between right and left joints. If one side is significantly more swollen and painful (especially with motion), a thorough shoulder examination is warranted along with Xrays. ...Read more

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Small red patch on my left shoulder towards my neck for three weeks. feels a bit bruised on pressing but mostly just red. Not crusty no visible lumps?

Small red patch on my left shoulder towards my neck for three weeks. feels a bit bruised on pressing but mostly just red. Not crusty no visible lumps?

Red patch - shoulder: is it flat or raised? if there is lyme disease in UK check for it. May be eczema, bruise, infection ( but should have grown wihtout treatment) , early psoriasis, fungal (tinea) , mycosis fungiodes. Try Consider ( antifungal /steorid cream f/u w/doc ...Read more

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I have a bruise that came on my left side below my stomach and also my left shoulder and arm have been hurting me for the last two weeks and each day

I have a bruise that came on my left side below my stomach and also my left shoulder and arm have been hurting me for the last two weeks and each day

Bruise , L shoulder: Did you injure yourself/ Bump into something? Are you on blood thinners? if so check you levels as if too thin could bruise easily. bruises do hurt may take 2-4 weeks to resolve but should be getting lighter or changing color, if your left shoulder and arm is hurting you x 2 weeks without injury would go to urgent care/ doctor today and get EKG make sure not heart. or aorta. ...Read more

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I was walking up stairs then suddenly I tripped and got a bruise on my cheek bone and my left shoulder. Any help?

I was walking up stairs then suddenly I tripped and got a bruise on my cheek bone and my left shoulder. Any help?

Bruises: Bruises are best treated conservatively. To contain the spread and overall size, try icing the area. That will also help with swelling. Unfortunately, a bruise otherwise just takes time to get better. The purplish color will slowly turn to a greenish color which will fade to yellow and then disappear. ...Read more

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My skin has become very sensitive to touch in certain areas feels like bruise/ burn but nothing visible, stomach,left shoulder,left ribs,been a yr now?

My skin has become very sensitive to touch in certain areas feels like bruise/ burn but nothing visible, stomach,left shoulder,left ribs,been a yr now?

Cutaneous: hyperesthesia, may be due to multiple underlying medical causes. I suggest a comprehensive physical exam, testing, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment based on same. ...Read more

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Bruises mysteriously found on the back left & right side of my neck, and left eye, plus ongoing pain in my left shoulder, what might this mean?

Bruises mysteriously found on the back left & right side of my neck, and left eye, plus ongoing pain in my left shoulder, what might this mean?

Bruises: Mysterious bruising requires a comprehensive evaluation and work up. You should visit your family physician and a hematologist (if necessary) to get a complete physical as well as blood work to further evaluate for clotting deficiencies, anemia, liver abnormalities, leukemia and other conditions that be responsible for these symptoms. ...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