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Internal Bruising Ribs
Constant pain throughout my body (female). Feels like internal bruising on my ribs, stomach, and back. Sometimes sharp pinches through my bones.??
I fell while biking ten days ago and landed perpendicular on the handlebars, which impaled me right at the inner edge of my rib on the left side. I have minimal external bruising, but have been in regular pain since the accident, particularly when lying d
Rib injury: Looks like a bruised rib. Some ice and antiinflammatories should help. If no relief see your doctor. ...Read more
Can sleeping on your back if your back has heavy internal bruising and possibly bruised back rib make it worse?
No: Did you fall? Ask your DR to advise you. ...Read more
Right below my left breast where my rib cage is I feel swollen & a bubble like. Gets numb/tingly. Feels like internal bruising. What could it be? 1+yr
Hard to say: You need to see your physician so an exam can be done to assess your problem properly. ...Read more
During jogging, I can feel right chest area start to tighten and slight internal pain but no visible bruise can be seen. Can also be felt by pressing?
See your doctor imme: Tightness in your chest while exercising could represent a serious medical condition regarding your heart. You should contact and see your doctor right away. ...Read more
I am having bruising on my inner thighs and legs. There has been no trauma done to my legs. I am taking Aleve (naproxen) for non severe chest pains.
Could be the alleve: I hope your non-severe chest pain is not involving your heart. As far as the bruising is concerned, alleve and other drugs in the NSAID class (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) can cause your blood to take longer to clot and small blood vessel bleeding as well as stomach bleeding. Not sure how long you have been taking alleve but it should not be used on a regular basis. ...Read more
Check it out: If severe pain see your doc. An xray will be needed to see if broken. ...Read more
Why do it feel like I bruises my ribs when I touch them?, been like this for years n they ach like crazy
C an osteopathic Dr.: You may benefit from seeing an osteopathic physician, who specializes in doing a musculoskeletal examination of your head, neck, back, sacrum, hips upper, and lower extremities, and ribs to see if there is a structural or postural component playing into this. S/he can also check for scoliosis, and any other possible structural issues, or deformities. It may be something simple to treat, so don't delay. ...Read more
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
For a week now I have had a very tender bruise like pain on my right side rib cage and in the middle right side of my back. What could this be from?
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 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
My son had bruises that just appeared all over his rib cage and back, I took him to the emergency room and when we got there they were gone. I don't u?
Unlikely: The muscles involved in vomiting are entirely internal and do not involve the chest wall. Unless in the act of vomiting you fell accidentally against something. Coughing can cause rib pain but coughing involves the muscles of the ribs. ...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
What is the reason for invisible bruise like svere pain under right and left rib cage on frontside?
Can't answer: Need more details to answer. I recommend seeing a physician so this can be properly evaluated. ...Read more
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
Have pain on both sides, more severely on the right side, at the front of my body just under my ribs/bottom of my ribs. Feels like severe bruising?
Possibility: I wonder if it's something called costochondritis, which is inflammation of the cartilage in between your ribs which can feel an awful lot like bruising. The other anatomy around there would not make sense bilaterally to both be feeling the same way. Have you tried any OTC meds? I might try 500mg naproxen twice daily and heat to the area. See your doc if no better after a couple of days. ...Read more
I feel like I have a bruise on the right side of my back along the rib cage. It has been feeling sore for several weeks.
You might have: You might have shingles. See you doctor for the answer. ...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?
I've been having pain on my top right rib when I breathe and when I put pressure on it for about a week. There's no bruise and I didn't get injured?
Pain, tenderness: Pain and tenderness in that region, in the absence of trauma and strain, may be due to some mild inflammation of a rib cage muscle or nerve. Pleurisy or an actual lung infection usually has associated cough or accentuated Sharp pain on deep breath. If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician who may order an xray if deemed advisable after his/her examination. ...Read more
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
Hi I am a 25 year old female with bruising underneath my breasts near my ribs with slight pain every now and then in that area. Do you possibly know what that could be from?
Uncertain: Do you wear an underwire bra that is overly tight? Any trauma? Have you had any moisture build up or rash in that area? ...Read more
I have at it for about a year now and it's not really a huge bruise just slightly darker than everywhere else and it goes from the start of my ribs almost to the start of my back? I looked up pictures of hemangioma and it doesn't look like anything I saw?
Not a bruise: Anything that has been around for a year is not a bruise it would be unusual for an hemamgioma to. Appear and. Grow that fast see a dermatologist do tou have "bruising"'anywhere. Else? ...Read more
Possible: It is possible, depending on your size and the strength of the squeezing. ...Read more
Costochondritis mayb: Trauma or injury obviously, but you would have reported that! Sometimes even "minor" truma or even exercise or activity can cause an irritation of the ribs or the cartilage, called costochondritis. This can feel like a bruise. If associated with a deep breath, it can be another kind of inflammation called pleurisy, which is more serious. The location of the pain also suggests other causes. ...Read more
Sure: You could break a rib with or without bruising on the surface of the skin. ...Read more
What is the reason for invisible bruise like severe pain under right and left rib cage on frontside?
I have bruising on my back and side area, could that have something to do with broken or bruised ribs?
Trauma: This type of bruising is usually due to trauma. If you are experiencing rib pain you should obtain a chest xray. If there is no history of recent injury/trauma, you must have your blood checked for bleeding disorders. ...Read more
I have sore spot right near bottom of left rib cage. Feels like touching a bruise. It comes and goes. Worse when sitting. Location moves?
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