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Unexplained Bruise Near Ribs Right Side
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
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it could be gas. Drinking hot(not boiling) water helps break down the gas and enables it to be passed rectally. Forcing your self to belch only causes more gas buildup. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. If symptoms persist see MD ...Read more
Costochondritis?: Superficial chest wall pain in young women is very common. If you press gently on the painful area and find a spot that's tender to the touch -- but not red, hot, or swollen -- that might be it. See an md if you have fever, cough, weight loss, bloody sputum, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Costochondritis is harmless and often due to stress. See the mayoclinic.Com discussion on this topic. ...Read more
Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?
Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more
Found a lump back left rib cage yesterday. Pain along left side ribs to hip front pelvic area pain feel fullness like ribs touching my hips!?
Examination: The rapid onset of your symptoms suggests an infection, but you don't describe feeling ill other than fullness and pain. See your physician today, and if you can't get in head to the emergency room. ...Read more
Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), gallstones, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves that exit the back, or spasms of intestine. ...Read more
Could be a number: Of things. I would suggest seeing a doctor as this could be anything from indigestion to an ulcer to a splenic issue. There are too many variables in that area to suggest one over another with a limited history. I hope its nothing but would suggest seeing a physician for a physical exam and necessary work up. ...Read more
Pain, left side, rib area in the backside, few inches below armpit. Feel like its between bone &skin.Not internally.Front left chest pain w/it.?
Follows a rib: That's a pretty good description! it's following an intercostal muscle or rib. You may have costochonditis (rheumatism of the joint where the rib attaches to the breatbone). You may have intercostal neuritis. If a rash appears, it could even be shingles. Has there been any minor trauma or lifting? ...Read more
Muscle Pain: If this pain is reproducable with movement, then it is most likely muscle-related. The left flank is a strange place for a muscle strain, though. If you've been chopping wood or moving furniture, then i could understand some under-used muscles now being painful. Try some local heat and advil (ibuprofen) to see if those help. ...Read more
Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?
Nonspecific: Migrating pain could represent excess gas moving through the intestines, or if associated with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting could represent an intestinal infection. Could also be muscle pain if you've been doing abdominal work outs. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if it's that bad. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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