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On the upper part of my chest there is a bug bite a bruise that has about an inch cumference surrounding it. Is this bad or would a sunburn affect it?

On the upper part of my chest there is a bug bite a bruise that has about an inch cumference surrounding it. Is this bad or would a sunburn affect it?

Needs evaluation: While this might be an ordinary bug bite which sunlight would not affect, it could be something nasty like a brown recluse spider bite which can advance and spread over several months. You should have someone look at this unless you actually saw the critter that bit you. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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?

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

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It hurts when i push the middle of my chest, but there's no bruise so what could it be?

It hurts when i push the middle of my chest, but there's no bruise so what could it be?

Possibly: costochonditis, which is inflammation/irritation in that area. I would take some Tylenol/Ibuprofen to help. If this does not improve, see your doctor for further evaluation/work up. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and my chest felt like I had a huge bruise on it when I pressed on it... Whats wrong?

I woke up this morning and my chest felt like I had a huge bruise on it when I pressed on it... Whats wrong?

Chest tenderness: Tenderness when you press on your chest is usually an indication of musculoskeletal orinin as opposed to internal organs. If you are suffering from other sympoms like chest pain with activity, nausea, or pressure feeling in your chest, then this could mean something is going on internally. At you age this would be rare without some underlying condition. ...Read more

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Reeson for the unexplained bruise and slight swelling that appeared on the upper mid chest ?

Reeson for the unexplained bruise and slight swelling that appeared on the upper mid chest ?

?injury: If the area is tender to touch, i would suspect a contusion. If nontender then a spontaneous burst capillary. Certain medications like aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) steroids promote fragile capillaries. Other causes include blood deficiencies(low platelets) or clotting problems from liver disease, etc. ...Read more

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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall. It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Major bruising the size of an egg in the left side, upper area of the chest cavity?

Get checked: was this caused by injuries? Taking blood-thinners? Any associated swelling, tenderness? You need to get checked by clinician. Especially If any of these factors are present. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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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Bruising (Definition)

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