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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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Is it possible to bruise your ribs from coughing so much?I have had the cough for 3 weeks and lost my voice for 2 weeks.Choir child-2hrs dy

Is it possible to bruise your ribs from coughing so much?I have had the cough for 3 weeks and lost my voice for 2 weeks.Choir child-2hrs dy

You can bruise the: Intercostal muscles between the ribs by intense coughing. It is even possible to break a rib. Please see your doc so he/she can treat the reason for the cough. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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7/3 around whooping cough1st anti zpak cough bad to bruise both side ribs 2nd round ciparo & still sick 6 xrays all cleared w/blood count at 14.0?

 7/3 around whooping cough1st anti zpak cough bad to bruise both side ribs 2nd round ciparo & still sick 6 xrays all cleared w/blood count at 14.0?

Already answered:: go to the ER-your symtoms are serious and the unexplained bruising with elevated blood count is frankly ominous. Having said that, if you continue to shop for answers- I am posting this for other physicians to review- this is my second response to you. Seek immediate ER or urgent care evaluation- understood? ...Read more

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I have this pain under my breast when pushing on my rib cage. Feels bruised like I was punched. Was recently sick with common cold. Light cough,phlegm?

I have this pain under my breast when pushing on my rib cage. Feels bruised like I was punched. Was recently sick with common cold. Light cough,phlegm?

An upper respiratory: infection with a significant cough can very well stranger Castro chondral junction and that's what you would feel under your breast is where the rib and the cartlidge comes together treated with NSAIDs and heat and hopefully you'll get over the flu or bronchitis fast . ...Read more

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Hi , for the last few weeks I have this pain on my right side at my lower ribs, tender to touch, very painful to cough and sneeze and laugh?

Hi ,  for the last few weeks I have this pain on my right side at my lower ribs, tender to touch, very painful  to cough and sneeze and laugh?

Tender to touch: Implies its in teh chest wall, and can be from the ribs or muscle. The lungs have no such pain nerves, and would not hurt to the touch. Rib/muscle pain like any bone or muscle can come from bruise, fractures, strains/tear, overuse etc., these tend to heal slowly, and other than pain meds and ice, we don't have much to offer. See your doc sooner if it persists or if you have a history of cancer. ...Read more

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Severe pain under right rib was coughing and felt a pop now it hurts bad tender to the touch hurts when I breath or cough pain goes kinda deep.

Severe pain under right rib was coughing and felt a pop now it hurts bad tender to the touch hurts when I breath or cough pain goes kinda deep.

Broken rib?: Very vigorous coughing can actually fracture a rib. That might have happened. Alternatively, you could have suffered a dislocation of the joint where the rib meets the breast bone. An X-ray is needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Burning or stinging around top of rib cage. It happens, when i bend over, or when i cough, or sneeze, and feels tender to touch, but when i press, in that area, when bending, or coughing, or sneeze, i don't feel any, burning, or stinging.

Patients : Patients who have this symptom could have muscular irritation; nerve root irritation; or even a skin condition that is coming on such as shingles. Patients could try advil or tylenol to see if it helps. If the condition worsened, had other symptoms, or any rash, then it would be reasonable for the patient to consult their physician. ...Read more

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Ribs been hurting me real bad like when i take a deep breath or bend or cough twist any movement & tender to the touch should I go to the doctor?

Yes, see your doctor: You very likely have a musculoskeletal problem - perhaps as simple as a muscle strain, but it could be as severe as rib fractures. The danger is you will not breathe deep, which increases the chances of getting a lung infection. Please see your doctor and get proper treatment, to possibly include pain control medicine (which will allow you to breathe more normally). Good luck! ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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