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Doctor insights on: Bruise On Right And Left Chest Symptoms

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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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Throbbing pain in the left side of the chest, feels like a bruise inside?

Throbbing pain in the left side of the chest, feels like a bruise inside?

Have it checked out: It is always better to be safe than sorry for any chest pain after the age of 40. It is more so if you also have shortness of breath and sweating with it. If you have added risk factors like smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes than it increases the risk of having a heart attack. Bruising inside the chest without trauma is unheard of. Please go and see a doctor right away or go to E.R. ...Read more

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Symptoms of headache, chest pains, coughing, random bruising, infections?

Sounds like more: Than can be sorted out in 400 characters. Need a visit with your doc for a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Get checked: was this caused by injuries? Taking blood-thinners? Any associated swelling, tenderness? You need to get checked by clinician. Especially If any of these factors are present. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it musculoskeletal problem if i've left chest pain that's quite localised n when i press on the last right ribs it's like bruise.Had been coughing.

Mgt: You may have strained musculature due to the cough. If the cough is resolved and the pain persists or is associated with other symptoms, I would recommend a chest radiograph and PCP visit. In the meantime, please apply a heating pad to the area. ...Read more

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Soreness on the left side of my chest. I hit my chest with the handle of the hedge trimmer. No bruise but tender to touch. Any remedies?

Soreness on the left side of my chest.  I  hit my chest with the handle of the hedge trimmer.  No bruise but tender to touch. Any remedies?

Heating pad: This could still be a bruise, only deeper. If so then a heating pad (medium heat) for maybe 5-10 minutes a few times a day may help this resolve. If it doesn't then you should have someone take a look. ...Read more

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I noticed that I have a discoloration (a grey tint) on my left chest that looks like a bruise but no pain. It is the size of my palm. What could it be?

It could be a bruise: If this is new would suspect a bruise. You can put heat on it to help the body heal it. A bruise does notalways hurt. You can discuss this with your physician. ...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