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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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Finding bruises all over my rib cage my back & legs. No appetite for 4 days and no bowel movements. Nausea pain in joints feeling unwell. Advice?

Finding bruises all over my rib cage my back & legs. No appetite for 4 days and no bowel movements. Nausea pain in joints feeling unwell. Advice?

You may have a: serious condition involving an autoimmune disease called TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) or HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), both of which could cause these bruises in the middle trunk and/or lower extremities. Please proceed to the nearest emergency room facility to be checked out properly. Do not wait do it now. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for pain in rib cage area? Its just on on side and feels like a bruise.

What are some reasons for pain in rib cage area? Its just on on side and feels like a bruise.

Costochondritis mayb: Trauma or injury obviously, but you would have reported that! sometimes even "minor" truma or even exercise or activity can cause an irritation of the ribs or the cartilage, called costochondritis. This can feel like a bruise. If associated with a deep breath, it can be another kind of inflammation called pleurisy, which is more serious. The location of the pain also suggests other causes. ...Read more

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What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage?

What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage on frontside?

What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage on frontside?

Can't answer: Need more details to answer. I recommend seeing a physician so this can be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Tests bloods etc clear. I'm an extremely anxious person. I go to loo no.2 a lot and if i poke under left rib cage it feels bruised. Not if don't poke.

Tests bloods etc clear. I'm an extremely anxious person. I go to loo no.2 a lot and if i poke under left rib cage it feels bruised. Not if don't poke.

Yes : So I am assuming you want to know that if you are an " anxious " person what to do to change it . Yes it is possible to improve this significantly with treatment . Best combination would be medications and cbt . Other options are there too . Easy bruising should be investigated as mere touching should not cause bruising . Similarly frequency or urination can be anxiety but should not be assumed ...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