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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?

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.

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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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.

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.

Mgt: You may have strained musculature due to the cough. If the cough is resolved and the pain persists or is associated with other symptoms, I would recommend a chest radiograph and PCP visit. In the meantime, please apply a heating pad to the area.

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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?

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.

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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?

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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.

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Chest pain sore to touch like something is bruised inside. Very painful. What is this?

Chest pain sore to touch like something is bruised inside. Very painful. What is this?

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.

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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?

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.

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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 : (?

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.

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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?

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

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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.

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Fatigue, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, lightheaded, shortness of breath, rib feels bruised, naseau. What can this be?

See your doctor: It looks like you may have already seen a doctor based on the procedures you listed. What did the doctor say? Have your symptoms changed since you were evaluated? It sounds like anxiety other than the tender ribs.

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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.

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.

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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?

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?

Chest Contusion: Treatment for a chest contusion includes rest, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Deep breathing exercises may be recommended to lessen the risk for atelectasis and pneumonia. http://www. Freemd. Com/chest-contusion/overview. Htm

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Why might 5yo have chest pain during percussive vest pt? Post albuterol, no injuries, no bruises.

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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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?

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?

See a physician: Hi! If you are fainting and have already fallen down stairs, you should see a physician for a complete evaluation. This is not normal and should not be minimized.

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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.

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Mediastinal lymphoma or leukemia? Have horrible shortness of breath for the past year, fatigue, chest pain, bruising. Shortnessbreath is bothersome.

Mediastinal lymphoma or leukemia? Have horrible shortness of breath for the past year, fatigue, chest pain, bruising. Shortnessbreath is bothersome.

Sounds like you: Need to get off the internet and make an urgent care or doctor's office appointment. If it were what you fear after a year, you would be dead. You needa complete history, a thorough physical, then decide lab and imaging.

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