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Chest Pain Feels Like Bruise
20 year old upper chest pain. Feels like a bruise but have not done anything to cause it I sing and when I hit high notes pain also upper back hurts?
Anything: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...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
Is it musculoskeletal problem if I've left chest pain that's quite localised n when I press on the last right ribs it's like bruise. Had been coughing.
My ankel bruised last night and became swolen. But no injury occured to create this. It was aldo accompanied by sharp chest pain. What is this?
A Leg Up On YourPain: Any swelling in the legs accompanied by sharp chest pains should be taken seriously. How, you ask, are the two connected? Well, if a clot forms in the leg, the leg will swell-- and if part of the clot breaks-off it can go into your lung and cause pain, shortness of breath, plus other nasty things. The textbooks describe people prone to this problem. Let your doctor figure it out. ...Read more
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
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
Have it evaluated.: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
On Warfarin. Fell over hitting head and left side. Checked out - all ok. Now chest pain when I cough. No bruising - feel fine. Should I be worried.
Y'day I had stabbing chest pain just to the left of my left breast. Painful all day and today feels badly bruised to the touch. Ideas?
Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried : (?
See a doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be serious. I would have a doctor examine you to check for possible causes. Pain in the elbow may or may not be a sign of a serious issue. ...Read more
Sharp chest pain and belching. Feels bruised when I touch it. I am on protonix (pantoprazole) for gerd, however for last 12 hours I've been in pain and constant belch?
? gastritis: This discomfort is abnormal for gerd and could be due to esophagitis, gastritis or a peptic ulcer. See a gastroenterologist for evaluation. Until then follow a bland diet, avoid caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, take antacids after meals and bedtime as well as increasing your Protonix (pantoprazole) to twice daily ...Read more
Could I have a blood clot if I fell down stairs, have a bump on my butt, feel faint, big bruise covering my whole cheel chest pain, difficult to walk?
Probably not: Typically, blood clots in the veins are associated with inactivity, not trauma. A DVT usually gives you leg swelling and a "charley horse" feeling deep in the muscle of the calf. The bump on your butt could be a blood clot in the soft tissues (hematoma). The chest pain could be a chest wall contusion (bruise) or even a rib fracture. I suggest you get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
I have sore, like a bruise, eyes, ear ache, swollen neck glands, headache and upper chest pain, what could it be? No cough or sore throat as yet. Ta.
Viral syndrome: Non-specific symptoms of generalized aching, headache, irritability, enlarged lymph glands may be for may be from a viral infection. Fever and other symptoms may develop later or not at all. Hydration, rest and otcs such as aspirin, non-steroidals, (nsaids) and Acetaminophen taken in doses not exceeding the stated daily maximums, usually help alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more
I have chest pain just under the nipple on L side following a blow during hockey. There is no external bruising. It is painful to take a full breath?
Why might 5yo have chest pain during percussive vest pt? Post albuterol, no injuries, no bruises.
Do it with Dr. There: Not sure why, but kids "say the darndest things". To really see what is going on, the doctor has to be there from beginning to end. The easiest way to do that is to make an appointment to go to the doctor's office and do the albuterol treatment and chest pt while the doctor is there. ...Read more
I've been having chest pain in the center of my chest, passing out, and random bruising. Ekg and X-ray came back fine. What is this?
Passing out: Seems like you are hearing a murmur. Chest pain, syncope and murmur in an young female is concerning. You need an echo to rule out left ventricular outflow tract obstrction (lvot obstruction) or other valvular abnormalities. In addition, you need 24 hour holter and/or 30 day event monitor, depends upon frequency of your symptoms. Do not drive until completion of work-up. Consult a cardiologist. ...Read more
Could bruised leg from 8months ago be in anyway related to chest pain (under left breast) I'm experiencing now?
Possibly: If you have a very severe leg bruise, it is possible it might have left you susceptible to forming a blood clot in your leg. And if a clot formed and broke off and went into your lungs, known as a pulmonary embolus, it could cause chest pain. Most patients though who have a pulmonary embolus feel very short of breath, and the chest pain is stabbing and hurts more with breathing. Call your md. ...Read more
What could it be after falling down stairs, bruise bigger then my palm chest pain leg pain difficult walking blacking out falling for no reason?
Symptoms: random bruising, chest pain, dilated pupils in the morning, eyelashes falling out, passing out. What could this be?
Mediastinal lymphoma or leukemia? Have horrible shortness of breath for the past year, fatigue, chest pain, bruising. Shortnessbreath is bothersome.
I've been having pain on my left side near my breast and rib cage plus a whole of unexplained bruises and whole left side has been numb and chest pain?
Evaluation: You need evaluation by physician to determine the cause. ...Read more
What to do if I have hives, swollen/painful joints, chest pain, fatigue, unexplained severe bruising?
See your doctor: This question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. If this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more
I bruise easily, have low fibrinogen, sometimes leg or arm aches, sometimes chest pain or palpitations, dizzy when I stand up. Do I have leukaemia?
Easy to tell: Whoever checked your fibrinogen for whatever reason would have done a blood count. In leukemia at your age, this is always very abnormal, usually with bizarre cells. Without hard findings on physical exam, I suspect you are paying to much attention to the minor discomforts of ordinary life. Work hard, make friends, develop your abilities on a career path, stay cheerful ...Read more
D-dimer normal, but now I have shooting pain down left leg bruising around ankle and swelling. Bad chest pain stabbing pain in left shoulder blade.
GF is fatigued w/ SOB, chest pain, joint pain, bruises/petechiae on arms &legs. I've been doing research &idont want to jump to conclusions but cancer??
ULQ pain that radiates to L shoulder. Some chest pain and labored breathing. Also fatigued w/ joint pain, unusual bruising and loss of appetite. What?
GF is fatigued w/ SOB (shes a runner & can barely walk the stairs w/out being winded), joint pain, bruising/petechiae on arms/legs, chest pain. What?
I've been experiencing weird chest pain that comes and goes and a really tender spot between both boobs but off to the right, but heartrate is fine?
Chest wall: This is likely something coming from the muscles and bones of your chest wall. Problems from the internal organs do not cause point tenderness externally. This may be costochondritis (inflammation of the junction between rib and breastbone), or possibly a muscle strain. See doc if it continues. ...Read more
Chest pain with back pain that is also tender to push on is this most likely not a cardiac cause due to the nature of symptoms?
Not likely cardiac: It would be highly unlikely for chest wall tenderness to be related to a cardiac cause. ...Read more
Acid reflux? I drank soda for the first time in months, then woke up with chest pain on the right side and towards the middle. It's tender to touch.
Chest pain under left breast. Feels like the breast is tender but when you touch the breast there is no pain. Also feels stabby and pressure.
Chest pain: From the provided description it is unclear as to what potential cause should be considered, if new serious diagnosis may to be present, more details than a physical exam likely is necessary ...Read more
Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?
Left lower abdomen: You could have an incarcerated hernia. Hopefully, it is not strangulating from your description. Better have it checked ASAP. You can check about your chest pain then. Doubt it is an item of real severity. Of consideration, have you been coughing a lot lately? H/o of asthma? Brochitis? It can be related to your develop of your hernia. ...Read more
Can GERD cause constant chest pain on the left side. Tender to touch? . If not I'm going to petition that the doctor who diagnosed it be talked to.
Not pressure but annoying chest pain left side tender to touch. Tests have ruled out heart and lungs. Any ideas?
My symptoms are fatigue, palpitations, chest pain (chest is tender to touch)and dizziness. I had an echo and it was normal. What else could be going on?
Need thorough exam:
You need to have detailed medical history including family history and past history and comprehensive physical exam, ekg, blood test to make a correct diagnosis, only echo is not enough
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and one of many more conditions which can cause your symptoms. So consult your doctor and get it checked, you are only 23 years old. ...Read more
25 yr old female chest pain shortness of breath. Pain under ribcage /right side of abdomin very tender went to er and dr. Can't find out what's wrong?
Cause: Did the right thing by going to ER. Likely cause could be gallbladder issue for someone your age.. ...Read more
Constant chest pain under left breast wheni breathe or lay down. Very tender to lay on or touch. Worsens when coughing or laughing?
Costocondritis: I suspect this is either costochondritis - inflammation in the joint between your sternum and ribs or an intercostal muscle tear. Less likely is a rib fracture. Much of this depends upon your history leading up to this. Have you been coughing? Have you been doing heavy exercise or lifting? Do you have asthma? ...Read more
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