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Hurt Ribs No Bruising
My ribs are hurting so bad like they are bruise can't touch them and no reason for them to hurt what could be causing this?
Chondritis?: You can develop an inflammatory condition of the costal cartilages that would cause pain of the anterior ribcage. ...Read more
Having pain on right side along rib cage. Feels like a big bruise coming from the inside. Hurts to the touch and when I bend to the right.
Why is upper right side more in its been like that for a wile I lost wight but my rib hurts it does not hurt when I breath there are no bruise?
Not certain: Pain on that location could be from a lot of reasons. You will need to see your physician to clarify the answer. ...Read more
I have a small bruise between my rib cage. Hurts when I press on it and release it. Not caused by bra line, since the bruise is a bit lower. Help?
So I fell asleep on the wrong side of the bed and my bf kicked my rib pretty hard it knocked the wind out of me no bruising but hurts a little?
Not sure what the: Question is. Please consider re-submitting with a specific question. Did he kick you deliberately? If accidental - ok. If deliberate - that is physical abuse and not acceptable. ...Read more
My ribs hurt when I touch them-only in the front. The pain is excruciating. What could this be? After I touch a spot, it will bruise and hurt for days
Unusual: You are describing something which is unusual. Bruising from your touch alone makes one wonder if you might have a bleeding or clotting disorder. You should get that checked out. ...Read more
I've had a wheezing that is real noticeable in early am when laying down, and a dark reddish bruise on right rib cage doesn't hurt. Related?
Hot wheels box fell on me at work, hit my ribs, got bad pain immediately, still hurting hrs later, hurts when I breathe too, did I bruise it? No marks
Someone was leaning heavily on my left side near my ribs. I felt something give way. Hurts to the touch and when I lay on it, cough or sneeze. Bruise?
Sharp pain and bruising on 1 side of my ribs after a hard fall on concrete stairs. Should I get checked out? I can breathe even though it hurts badly.
Very tender lump/cyst/bruise thing about an inch from bottom of 11th rib, right side. Size of a dime, sometimes hurts on its own (sharp, quick pain w/breathing). .. Can't recall injury. Cause?
I've had tenderness - like a bruise - at the bottom on my ribs for about a year now. When I sit down it mostly hurts. I also have asthma.
Unlikely asthma: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. Rib tenderness would not be a symptom of asthma. Possibilities to explain rib pain are fracture from trauma or other muscle-skeletal issue involving bone or small joints where ribs connect. The pain with a certain motion points to the muscle or bone and not the lungs. ...Read more
Initially my ribs hurt when I cough, now it hurts if I breathe a little harder and if I raise my arm. What should I do? I notice slight bruising too
See your Dr.: You may have sustained an injury by coughing. ...Read more
What is pain in ribs from? Especially on right side. Hurts to move, very sore to touch. Feels like I'm bruised but no bruises. Comes and goes every month
During a badminton game I hit my knee against my rib cage. Now my rib still hurts after one week. There is no bruising or breathing difficulty.
Bruised rib: You probably bruised your rib, which can be painful as you move your ribs every time you breath and with certain movements. It should get better in time, and if it does not, see your dr. For an eval, good luck. ...Read more
After running practice my upper right rib under the breast hurts when I poke it. Its the same feeling you get when you poke a bruise on your leg.?
Severe and burning pain under the left armpit on the ribs. Hurts w/ light touch, really bad pain when pushed on or twist. No visible bruise or rash.
Possibly shingles: Shingles starts out as a burning pain which is highly sensitive with no visible rash. The rash comes a few days later. You might also have some other type of infection. Shingles should be treated early with an antiviral to prevent scarring and neuralgia (nerve pain) that can be long-lasting. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Muscular: You likely either hurt the muscle or bruised the bone, especially if it hurts to the touch. Would take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen for a few days to see if it gets better. If you have other symptoms or problems breathing you may need to see your doctor. It may take several weeks to go away ...Read more
I noticed two dime-sized yellow spots on my chest yesterday. When I press them, they do not hurt so I don't think they are bruises. What could they be?
Dime spots: If they remind you of a bruise that you may have had in the past they are still most likely to be bruises even if they do not hurt when pushing on them. If they persist or worsen or you feel worse please see your health provider. ...Read more
Woke up Having pain middle chest bone area 2days now hurts like a sharp, bruise, heavy kinda feeling. When I take Deep breath feels heavy.
I recently, TooK A Punch To My Chest And Have A Bruise In Between My Breasts. It's Very Painful AND Hurts When I Breathe. ER? Or No?
ER: It may be just bruised, but a sternal fracture is possible. With breathing difficulty, an ER is the place to be. Sounds like a police report is also in order. ...Read more
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
No illness. Still having bruising like pain in my ribs right side pain not 10 but very uncomfortable would a ultrasound show what's wrong laugh hurt?
Ultrasound is unlikely to show anything unless there is a soft tissue mass.
Feel to consult with me to help get relief, ...Read more
31yo got an accident, something hit chest, recognized hours later that hurt inside but no bruise. Had CT scan&medicine by doc. But still hurt. What to do?
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
Had an EKG done my doc's office. The medical assistant pressed very hard on my chest (on the sternum&around it)to find the right locations for the electrodes. This hurt my chest a lot/caused bruises/pain/shortness of breath. Can this harm my heart/aorta?
Musculoskeletal.: Your discomfort and shortness of breath are likely musculoskeletal due to the excessive pressure upon the muscles and bones of the chest wall. The MA would not have been able to press deep enough through the chest wall to affect the heart, lungs or aorta directly. But if your symptoms persist more than a few days then you should see the doctor. ...Read more
Check it out: If severe pain see your doc. An xray will be needed to see if broken. ...Read more
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
Monitor: Hi, is this just a random thing or do you get unexplained bruises a lot? If it is the former, just monitor. You could have been bruised without sensing it at the time. If it is the latter, see a doctor for more work up. ...Read more