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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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What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

Depends: If in the center of ur abdomen just below the rib cage ; u r thin u may be feeling ur duodenum spasm due 2 ulcers or ur pyloric area of stomach. 2 the r is the liver ; 2 the left is the spleen that's the best I can do. My advice is c ur pcp ; have a hands on diagnosis made. ...Read more

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I'm 30. No alcohol. Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?

I'm 30. No alcohol. Pain in middle right side of abdomen, tucked under rib cage. When I bend into that side it feels like rib pokes tender area. Cause?

Get checked out: Right side of your abdomen under rib cage is where your liver and gall bladder live. A good doc can examine your liver to see if it's tender. A blood test can reveal irritation to the liver cells or gall bladder.
If organs are ok, Structurally, there can be dysfunction of the tissue/nerve/bone system in that area--an osteopath or PT or good yoga session might help. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for pain in rib cage area? Its just on side and feels like a bruise.

What are some reasons for pain in rib cage area? Its just on side and feels like a bruise.

Costochondritis mayb: Trauma or injury obviously, but you would have reported that! Sometimes even "minor" truma or even exercise or activity can cause an irritation of the ribs or the cartilage, called costochondritis. This can feel like a bruise. If associated with a deep breath, it can be another kind of inflammation called pleurisy, which is more serious. The location of the pain also suggests other causes. ...Read more

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What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage?

What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage on frontside?

What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage on frontside?

Can't answer: Need more details to answer. I recommend seeing a physician so this can be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Tests bloods etc clear. I'm an extremely anxious person. I go to loo no.2 a lot and if I poke under left rib cage it feels bruised. Not if don't poke.

Tests bloods etc clear. I'm an extremely anxious person. I go to loo no.2 a lot and if I poke under left rib cage it feels bruised. Not if don't poke.

Yes : So I am assuming you want to know that if you are an " anxious " person what to do to change it. Yes it is possible to improve this significantly with treatment. The Best combination would be medications and cbt. Other options are there too. Easy bruising should be investigated as mere touching should not cause bruising. Similarly, frequency or urination can be anxiety but should not be assumed ...Read more

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For a week now I have had a very tender bruise like pain on my right side rib cage and in the middle right side of my back. What could this be from?

For a week now I have had a very tender bruise like pain on my right side rib cage and in the middle right side of my back. What could this be from?

Mid back pain : This is very common if you have nerve root irritated. A rib fracture or trauma irritate the nerve nearby, or herpes dermatitis may also induce such kind symptom. If the pain persists, you would be better to see you primary physician. ...Read more

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My son had bruises that just appeared all over his rib cage and back, I took him to the emergency room and when we got there they were gone. I don't u?

My son had bruises that just appeared all over his rib cage and back, I took him to the emergency room and when we got there they were gone. I don't u?

Doubt bruises: True bruises don't disappear. Hives are an allergic phenomenon that can come up in patches and disappear over several hours. They are usually a deeper skin color than regular skin, but not purple like a bruise. ...Read more

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My rib cage is sore with no bruising what could it ne?

My rib cage is sore with no bruising what could it ne?

See below: The rib joints can becom inflamed just like any other joint. Warm soaks and drugs like Ibuprofen seem to work best. ...Read more

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My friend is complaining about severe pain on her rib cage, she also discovered a bruise and a lump there also, what could it be?

My friend is complaining about severe pain on her rib cage, she also discovered a bruise and a lump there also, what could it be?

Likely trauma: Bruising and swelling in an area that hurts almost always indicates some trauma. It's possible that your friend has a broken rib or just soft tissue injury. Do they remember any history of trauma? If not, did they get hit in the head? It is possible that it could be something else, but I would give it some time to go away. If it doesn't, they should see their doctor. ...Read more

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MY ribs are bruised due to an altercation lately there has been large lump by my right rib cage. WHAT can it be?

MY ribs are bruised due to an altercation lately there has been large lump by my right rib cage. WHAT can it be?

Different things: Lumps in a traumatized area can be due to bruising, fluid collection of blood or tissue fluid, fracture, or it could be that the trauma was a coincidence and the lump is due to something serious, like a tumor that you just noticed after the injury. ...Read more

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I have sore spot right near bottom of left rib cage. Feels like touching a bruise. It comes and goes. Worse when sitting. Location moves?

Costochondritis?: It sounds like it might be costochondritis, which is not serious, but if the pain persists, you should have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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I have a small cluster of bumps on my left rib. They itch, and sometimes burn, and now my whole rib cage feels bruised. Doesn't look like its spreadin?

I have a small cluster of bumps on my left rib. They itch, and sometimes burn, and now my whole rib cage feels bruised. Doesn't look like its spreadin?

Shingles: Sounds like you have classic shingles reaction related to chicken pox that lay dormant in your nerve roots until times of stress etc bring them out. Supportive treatment only should resolve in time. ...Read more

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