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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall. It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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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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Severe chest pain for over 6mo. Every time I sneeze my chest feels like it's about to burst. Bend over, inhale, cough hurts as well. Bruises afterward?

Severe chest pain for over 6mo. Every time I sneeze my chest feels like it's about to burst. Bend over, inhale, cough hurts as well. Bruises afterward?

Chest wall problem: Hi. There is not enough information here to really guess at a cause. I wish we knew your age; that helps make some more or less likely. Your symptoms sound like some issue with the chest wall, which could include trauma, broken rib, costochondritis, pleuritis, etc, etc. It's been going on for 6 months...probably time to go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Days to weeks: These deep injuries depending on the trauma can take days to weeks to recover from especially if there was some bleeding that turned into black and blue's or clot ...Read more

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I have a large swollen bruise on lower back from fall. It burns at times. What can I do to speed up healing?

Nothing particular: There is no known way to improve on the body's healing abilities, other than a proper diet and adequate vitamins, and avoiding things that may impair healing, including cigarette smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you die from a chest contusion?

Can you die from a chest contusion?

No: Unless you have had severe chest trauma, as in an auto accident, this type of injury is not life threatening. ...Read more

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I have a chest contusion, the pain has spread to my back now and I'm in a great deal of pain. It gets worst every day and I'm not sure what to do. ?

I have a chest contusion, the pain has spread to my  back now and I'm in a great deal of pain. It gets worst every day and I'm not sure what to do. ?

Depends: depends on what type of injury , how much force , did you go to er for chest xray or are you having point only [pain with touching [not the heart] if pressure and short of breath , sweaty , pain radiates down arm ; ekg and or echocardiogram in order , depends on your age risk , after 40 worse than 20 . contusion, take naproxyn/acetaminophen as directed. if worse call 911 or get ride to er ...Read more

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Should I be re-examined after a chest wall contusion if i'm still in pain after 8 weeks?

Should I be re-examined after a chest wall contusion if i'm still in pain after 8 weeks?

YES!: If you have any type of chest pain, it should be properly evaluated by a medical professional. You would not want to make things worse. ...Read more

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