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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bruise On Breast Muscle

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Can bruising on the calf muscle be bone cancer?

Can bruising on the calf muscle be bone cancer?

Usually not: A bruise is most commonly due to tissue injury as the result of trauma, less likely tumor. If there is pain, i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What could cause breast pain on side of breast?

What could cause breast pain on side of breast?

"Mastodynia": Sorting out different causes of breast pain starts with determining if the pain is coming from the breast tissue or the chest wall. Favoring the former includes variation w/menstrual cycle; favoring the latter is relation to activity and post-menopausal state. I recommend that you see your gyne or primary care dr. To help sort thru this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes petechiae on the breast?

What causes petechiae on the breast?

Probably benign: Petechiae are a small (1-2mm) red or purple spot on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage (broken capillary blood vessels). Petechiae on the breast and not elsewhere is most likely caused by tight fitting bras or clothing. If it is recurrent and has no apparent cause (such as tight bras...), then you should see your doctor for a platelet count check. ...Read more

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Muscle cramping in area just below the shoulder blade on left side of body, what are the causes?

Muscle cramping in area just below the shoulder blade on left side of body, what are the causes?

Several options: Overuse, muscle sprain/strain, and localized inflammation are possible causes. It is also possible to have pathology within the chest (for example, a lesion on the back part of the chest wall) which could result in cramping in that area. A pinched nerve (i.e. Thoracic radiculopathy) is another possibility. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain plus pins and needles plus pullingin the breast muscle bone on the left hand side ?

What is the cause of pain plus pins and needles plus pullingin the breast muscle bone on the left hand side
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See your doctor: There are many possible causes, and you'll need to see your doctor in order to figure this one out. A full history and exam will help narrow things down and get you the help you need. ...Read more

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Bruising on my calf muscle, is this bone cancer?

Bruising on my calf muscle, is this bone cancer?

Is it bruised: If its really a bruise like you hit it. That is not cancer. If you have a hard knot in the muscle, it is unlikely to be cancer but can be things that your regular doctor can help you with. ...Read more

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Can a superficial clot on the shin cause pain, tenseness and aches in the calf?

Can a superficial clot on the shin cause pain, tenseness and aches in the calf?

Blood clot: Yes, but you need to have an ultrasound done to rule out deep vein thrombosis which could break off and become a pulmonary embolus, which can kill people. If it hasn't been done yet, and you have a superficial clot, go to an urgent care center or Er for an emergent ultrasound and anti-thrombotic treatment. Usually with blood clots, there is pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and maybe a tender cord ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause these symptoms of a pulled muscle on the left side of my chest?

Can anxiety cause these symptoms of a pulled muscle on the left side of my chest?

Nerve root irritatio: Anxiety will aggravate the pain symptoms but usually not the cause of your pains. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Are lines of bruises on the left leg a sign of anything? 

Are lines of bruises on the left leg a sign of anything? 

Some trauma?: Bruises are from blood leaking out of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the skin. Having bruises means there was trauma to the area. If there was no trauma, the bruises mean either the blood vessels are abnormally fragile and break easily, there are too few platelets to help blood clot, or the blood is "thin" and not clotting fast enough. A doctor's evaluation may be needed to figure things out. ...Read more

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Are lump on the back of neck and stress related?

Are lump on the back of neck and stress related?

Usually: Get a good massage. If that does not get the kink out see your family doc for evaluation and possible pt and treatment for anxiety if present. A couple of days of muscle relaxants could work well also. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can blood vessel in breast cause a bit of shadowing on ultrasound?

Can blood vessel in breast cause a bit of shadowing on ultrasound?

This is possible: But usually in older women with some calcium in the blood vessel wall. Normal shadowing in most women is caused by the cooper's ligaments of the breast. ...Read more

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Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?

Indentation Painless: Noticing an indentation in your leg that was not here before should be evaluated by an orthopedist or podiatrist. They will see if it has any serious signs and also test the muscles tendons nearby. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Leg pain be caused by a 4cm tumor near uterus on opposite side of body?

Leg pain be caused by a 4cm tumor near uterus on opposite side of body?

Possible: The uterus is a central structure, so theoretically, you can feel pain on both sides. While it is possible the pain is secondary to your tumor, there are other possible reasons as well - like a blood clot or other less dangerous reasons. Please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?

Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?

Possibly: i don't know what disease you might have and what test have been done. i do not know if it is one leg or both. i presuem the test showed that you didn't have a blood clot. it is hard to speculate what is going on. heart and liver problems also have to be considered and a complete history including family surgical medical habits travel, occupation. You might need several doctors to work on this ...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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Bruising (Definition)

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