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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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What would cause pain under left ribs when bending over? No trauma or bruised ribs!

What would cause pain under left ribs when bending over? No trauma or  bruised ribs!

A couple of thoughts: Pain like you describe is usually seen with enlargement of the spleen. This is typically due to a viral infection, such as mono. Constipation and pockets of gas in your colon can also do this. ...Read more

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Can bruised ribs cause nausea?

Can bruised ribs cause nausea?

Ribs: The pain from bruised ribs can in some people cause nausea. ...Read more

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Will my bruised ribs cause me not to have a bowel movement i bruised my ribs a week and a half ago i haven't had a bowel moement for 4-5 days i also have i.B.S. So don't know if the hurt ribs are effecting me or not i damaged them (ribs) in the front and

Bruised : Bruised ribs won't prevent you from moving your bowels, but it's natural to feel afraid of moving your bowels if it causes you to have rib pain. It's a psychological thing. Speaking from personal experience, the best thing you can do is try to relax. When the fruit is ripe, it falls from the tree! ask your doctor if it's ok to take a mild stool softener like dulcolax, so you'll not strain and have rib pain. Sit, relax, give yourself time, bring something to read to distract you, and let nature take its course, and don't feel you must go. Believe me, you will go when you're ready. ...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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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