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SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more
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
My 16 year old son is a wrestler for his HS team (heavyweight) and was diagnosed by the team doctor as having a bruised sternum after he experienced c?
I don't know if I bruised sternum, fractured or dislocated. ..been 2 days no sign of bruise. pain is traveling and excruciating even with opiates, mot?
Pain: Why are you on opiates? Were you seen by a doctor when your pain started? was this after trauma? were x-rays taken? why don't you know what has happened to your sternum? We can't offer you any answers since you have shared no information, not even your age, let alone medical or medication history. Consult your physician for evaluation and management of your pain. unlikely broken if no bruise. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should I Go Back To The ER BecauseOf Intense Burning In My Chest And stomach And Vomiting After I KnowI Have A Bruised Sternum? I'm miserable
ER: Yes. Given your description you should be reevaluated. ...Read more
A CT Showed I Have A badly Bruised Sternum And Left side. My Pain Is Worse And I'm Throwing Up And Intense Burning Should I Go Back To The ER?
Chest pain & nausea: I highly recommend that you return to the emergency room if the pain has worsened. ...Read more
I bruised my sternum knocking the wind out of me.Now a round lump is in the center of sternum . Also bruising suddenly reappeared today.?
I crashed my chest forcefully onto the dipping bar while exercising. What kind of stretching/therapy would you recommend for a bruised rib/sternum?
I was benching today and I brought down 195lbs really hard on my chest, now my sternum and chest hurt when I do small tasks, is it just bruised?
Randomly feel a mild bruising pain on my sternum. No other systems, but had it for about a month, pain his lessened over time. Curious what it is?
Had piece of metal jabbed into sternum 36h ago. Severe pain while laying down mostly. Didnt break skin. Small yellowing bruise now. No ins. Advice?
Fleeting (2-5 seconds) pain in mid-center sternum, 5-8 times per day. Chest-level lifting and arm exertion trigger. Feels like a bruise being pressed.
Momentary pain in center breastbone area 5-7 times a day, triggered by lifting or arm exertion. Feels like pressing on a bruise on mid-center sternum.
Tenderness first for a week or so. Now a bruise the size of a dime in the same location on the lower right (my right) on the sternum. Hurts.
Bruise: It sounds like you may have bumped the sternum in some way and first it was sore and now it has developed a bruise. If so then the pain and bruising should resolve soon. If it is not completely better in another week or two then you should see your doctor ...Read more
I am 65 and three days ago i fell forward landing directly on my chest The right side. I am still very sore in my upper chest that goes thru to my back in the same right area. I thought it may either be a fractured sternum or a very badly bruised sternu
Yes: yes these are all possibilities. Person who falls and has an injury like this should have an in person evaluation by physician ...Read more
2 days post-op breast aug- is it ok to have a large bruise above my sternum(deep blue, red slightly raised splotches)? Still in lots of pain. Thanks
Call your surgeon: While I am happy to participate in health tap and be able to answer general plastic surgery questions, there are often questions here that start "i am so many days post op and ..." as a surgeon, i would much rather my patients call me with a question they think may be "stupid" and it turn out to be nothing rather than miss a significant complication because they posted it online. Call the doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mon I passed out in hospital where I am treated for migraines. Sternum rub really painful,tried lidocain patch. Now feels burned and so sore bruised.
Trauma?: Costochondritis is a painful condition that can develop after a trauma affecting the cartilage joints of the chest. Anti-inflammatory medication (if you tolerate them) help. If that is not enough, see a doctor specifically for this, but there is more that can be done. Other medications, physical therapy work well. But costochondritis usually goes away after a while, even untreated. ...Read more
Hard, painful (feels like a big bruise) lump in between breasts - seemingly on sternum. Does not move. 2-3in from clavicle. Should i get this checked?
Yes: Truly this hard, painful lump on your sternum could possibly be a hematoma (bruise). However, you would likely remember any trauma that may have caused such a lump. Without any recent trauma to the chest wall, i recommend having it checked asap. ...Read more
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