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Doctor insights on: Hematoma Caused By Trauma To Ribs

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I noticed a bluish black bruise on my husbands upper chest yesterday . no pain , no trauma . today its turned dark red . what could it be ?

I noticed a bluish black bruise on my husbands upper chest yesterday . no pain , no trauma . today its turned dark red . what could it be ?

On the spot: This coudl be the beginning of a boil staff infection or bruising it is better if your family Doctor takes a look at it to decide if i&D is indicated ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more


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What would cause pain under left ribs when bending over? No trauma or bruised ribs!

What would cause pain under left ribs when bending over? No trauma or  bruised ribs!

A couple of thoughts: Pain like you describe is usually seen with enlargement of the spleen. This is typically due to a viral infection, such as mono. Constipation and pockets of gas in your colon can also do this. ...Read more

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What can cause sore lower right ribs without trauma being the cause? All blood tests are normal.

What can cause sore lower right ribs without trauma being the cause? All blood tests are normal.

?pleuritis: infections--sometimes viral of the covering of the lungs--pleura--can cause pain.viral infections of the junction of bone and cartilage of the ribs can cause pain too--costochondritis ...Read more

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Could an aneurysm be caused my trauma to the chest?

Could an aneurysm be caused my trauma to the chest?

Yes: Severe, blunt force trauma, most often from a motor vehicle collision, can cause a traumatic disruption of the aorta that usually looks like a contained rupture or pseudoaneurysm of the aorta. This can only be diagnosed with imaging studies after consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes costochondritis other than chest trauma?

What causes costochondritis other than chest trauma?

Multiple causes:: Trauma being one that you mentioned; Others include: Inflammation from any reason; Infection, like Viral, bacterial, etc; Idiopathic, where no cause can be found for it. I believe a number of mechanisms work together and in most cases no particular cause can be identified. ...Read more

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Is there a collision speed beyond which seatbelts are helpful (ie causes chest trauma). Just curious - obviously going to use one!?

Is there a collision speed beyond which seatbelts are helpful (ie causes chest trauma). Just curious - obviously going to use one!?

Beyond a Belt: Since seatbelts are themselves not the cause of chest trauma resulting in serious injury, but rather the deceleration of the collision, it is the speed that is the factor. Seatbelts will always serve the purpose they were intended to do, i.e. Keep an individual from being thrown from the vehicle. Superficial trauma comes from the seatbelt, but internal trauma comes from shear forces on organs. ...Read more

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I have a bruise in the middle of my collarbone and there is a bump. I haven't had any recent trauma to the area. What could have caused it?

I have a bruise in the middle of my collarbone and there is a bump. I haven't had any recent trauma to the area. What could have caused it?

Some sort of minor -: Trauma must have occured, like bumping into something, without realizing it when happened. Any history of drinking? Any meds you are on, like aspirin, which in some people can cause bruising? If there is a fx, then it might have been due to a weakened bone from a cyst, that broke, from day to day activities, resulting in a bruise, bump. I am sure that would be rather painful. See an orthopod. ...Read more

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Is it possible to determine a bruise that has been caused by trauma and a bruise that has been caused by scratching eczema or do both look the same?

Is it possible to determine a bruise that has been caused by trauma and a bruise that has been caused by scratching eczema or do both look the same?

Bruising : A bruise is a bruise is a bruise. A linear bruise is more likely to be from a scratch. A bruise in the pattern and shape of your soccer ball is more likely to be from the game you played last night. ...Read more

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3 days ago,back right of head hurts,like a bruise/achy feeling,especially when pressed.Now,only hurts when pressed.No recent trauma.Possible causes?

3 days ago,back right of head hurts,like a bruise/achy feeling,especially when pressed.Now,only hurts when pressed.No recent trauma.Possible causes?

Plan: It almost impossible to tell the real cause not seeing this spot on your head. But.. If it's getting better, it's good. You can continue to observe yourself, and if this symptom subside, most likely no needs to worry. If not, you have to go to a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had pain in the dent area above my bum crack. 3 months. Today took pic. quarter size bruise. Faded. Cause? No trauma I'm aware of.

I have had pain in the dent area above my bum crack. 3 months. Today took pic. quarter size bruise. Faded. Cause? No trauma I'm aware of.

Pilonidal cyst: This is a common place to find pilonidal cysts which can cause Sx as you describe. If this is recurrent may want to see your doc to consider treatment. On the other hand this could just have been a bruise. Sometimes you don't remember getting hit.... ...Read more

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Back of head,right side,tender to touch,vigorous big movement.Feels like bruise,but no recollection of recent trauma.Hurts when lying down.Causes?

Back of head,right side,tender to touch,vigorous big movement.Feels like bruise,but no recollection of recent trauma.Hurts when lying down.Causes?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Have had an itchy Breast over past 2-3 weeks. Noticed a bruise like discolouration on the same Breast. No recent trauma or injury. Possible causes?

Have had an itchy Breast over past 2-3 weeks. Noticed a bruise like discolouration on the same Breast. No recent trauma or injury. Possible causes?

Breast rash: The bruise is probably from scratching the itchiness on the breast. Have it evaluated to be sure there is nothing going on within your breast that is making it itchy. Otherwise, it may be some eczema or other topical skin rash. ...Read more

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I have developed a bruise on my gum above my top front tooth just to the right of it. There's been no trauma. I can't recall anything I've done today that would have caused it, It just appeared. (?) I use a Sonicare tooth brush. I smoke. I 40 years of ag

I have developed a bruise on my gum above my top front tooth just to the right of it. There's been no trauma. I can't recall anything I've done today that would have caused it, It just appeared. (?) I use a Sonicare tooth brush. I smoke. I  40 years of ag

Bruise: All sorts of lesions can appear in the mouth, from a temporary burn from extremely hot food, to gum damage form an abscess (infection), to oral cancer caused by smoking, to hundreds of other problems. Please call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a dark red bruise that has appeared on my eyelid, what could cause this, i am 38 and have not had any trauma to my eye?

I have a dark red bruise that has appeared on my eyelid, what could cause this, i am 38 and have not had any trauma to my eye?

See a doctor: Bruising without trauma needs to be explained. Some medications, for example, aspirin, can cause easy bruising. Some blood disorders can cause easy bruising. Please see your doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more