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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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I woke up this morning and my chest felt like I had a huge bruise on it when I pressed on it... Whats wrong?

I woke up this morning and my chest felt like I had a huge bruise on it when I pressed on it... Whats wrong?

Chest tenderness: Tenderness when you press on your chest is usually an indication of musculoskeletal orinin as opposed to internal organs. If you are suffering from other sympoms like chest pain with activity, nausea, or pressure feeling in your chest, then this could mean something is going on internally. At you age this would be rare without some underlying condition. ...Read more

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I have a bruising pain in the middle top chest? It usually comes and goes but not this morning. I could barley get my bra on. Any clue what it could b

I have a bruising pain in the middle top chest? It usually comes and goes but not this morning. I could barley get my bra on. Any clue what it could b

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation in the cartilage in the chest often where the ribs meet the sternum. It should hurt when you touch it and may also bother you when you breathe. It can be a slow to improve problem that comes and goes. And maybe from a virus. The cartilage is slow to heal because of poor circulation. Try Tylenol, (acetaminophen) heat or Advil. ...Read more

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Light pain and tingling in left calf, occasional chest pains & sweats. CBC and D-dimer negative. Dr examined leg this morning, but now I have a bruise?

Light pain and tingling in left calf, occasional chest pains & sweats. CBC and D-dimer negative. Dr examined leg this morning, but now I have a bruise?

Not DVT.: Sounds like you are concerned about a deep vein thrombosis. With a normal D dimer that is very unlikely. Also the appearance of a bruise suggests a musculoskeletal injury and not a DVT. Hard to correlate chest symptoms with your leg symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms: random bruising, chest pain, dilated pupils in the morning, eyelashes falling out, passing out. What could this be?

Symptoms: random bruising, chest pain, dilated pupils in the morning, eyelashes falling out, passing out. What could this be?

See a doctor: There may be several things that can cause problems such as these, including endocrine abnormalities, anemia, etc. Someone with these symptoms needs to be evaluated by a health care pro. ...Read more

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My chest feels bruised to touch and sore but haven't done anything to cause this what could this be ?

My chest feels bruised to touch and sore but haven't done anything to cause this what could this be ?

Costochondritis? : I suspect you have Costochondritis: inflammation at juncture of cartilage & rib either at breastbone or approx 3-5 in. lateral to breastbone on either side. Typically caused by viruses, & by trauma - blunt or from strenuous activity. No treatment necessary except for anti-inflammatory or other pain medicine; should clear spontaneously in 2-4 weeks. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain in 5yo during chest pt vest tx? Same settings as usual. Usually singing. Lately pain whining. No growth/bruises/scrapes.

What could cause chest pain in 5yo during chest pt vest  tx? Same settings as usual. Usually singing. Lately pain whining. No growth/bruises/scrapes.

Try another brand?: If the child and the vest have been evaluated at the pediatric pulmonologist's office, and everything seems to be working as it's supposed to, then that does sound mysterious. If it is agreed that a vest is still needed, maybe one can try a different brand of vest, or use it at a different time of day. Is the child being taken away from an activity because he has to go use the vest? ...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