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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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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All over body pain and unexplained bruising. All tests come back normal. The bruises on my chest itches and is painful. What could be wrong?

All over body pain and unexplained bruising. All  tests come back normal. The bruises on my chest itches and is painful. What could be wrong?

We Can Not Guess: We can not guess what could be wrong with you without more detailed history,pysical exam and what tests you have had.And what if any treatment has been recommended by your treating doctor who ordered the tests you state.I will follow up with the doctor or consult a dermatologist for secong opinion ...Read more

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What to do if I have hives, swollen/painful joints, chest pain, fatigue, unexplained severe bruising?

What to do if I have hives, swollen/painful joints, chest pain, fatigue, unexplained severe bruising?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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Unexplained bruising on left under ribs. 3 painless bruises. No injury or other symptoms. ?

Unexplained bruising on left under ribs. 3 painless bruises. No injury or other symptoms. ?

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

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Unexplained brownish bruises under breast? I noticed them after I got out of the shower. I don't know how I got them or if they are bruises.

Unexplained brownish bruises under breast?  I noticed them after I got out of the shower. I don't know how I got them or if they are bruises.

Many possibilities: In order to say what is causing the brownish spots it would be necessary to see them and get more history. Sorry we can't help more. A consult thru our prime site might be more help since you could include photos. ...Read more

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Hi im 28 years old and i've been having pain on my left side near my breast and rib cage. I also have a whole bunch of unexplained bruises around that?

Trauma: The combination of pain and bruises suggests some sort of trauma to the rib cage region. Could it be from an ill fitting or overly stiff bra? Are you leaning against anything at home or at work. If the area is also tender to touch, it would point to injury or trauma causing pain and bruising. ...Read more

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I have unexplained bruising and two red dots on my left breast. One red spot has a black dot and is bleeding. Do I need to go to the ER?

I have unexplained bruising and two red dots on my left breast. One red spot has a black dot and is bleeding. Do I need to go to the ER?

DR visit: You prob do not need to go to the ER, but you do need to see your DR. Your DR will have your history and your family history available. After an exam, answer will be available for you. ...Read more

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Recently my legs have unexplained bruises of varying size. My ribs and hips feel bruised. I am excessively thirsty and have lost weight. Why?

Recently my legs have unexplained bruises of varying size. My ribs and hips feel bruised. I am excessively thirsty and have lost weight. Why?

Serious signs!: you need to see a doctor immediately. unexplained bruising can be a sign of thin blood. (hypercoagulable state) you can be at risk for spontaneously bleeding internally, or in your brain. additionally the weight loss and thirst need testing. commonly they are from new onset diabetes, but could be from more ominous causes, particularly in light of your bruising/bleeding ...Read more

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Unexplained bruising on my arms&legs >4yrs now(recently once above left breast area).On Paxil (paroxetine) ER 37.5 mg, Adderall ER 30mg, & ativan 1 mg, zyrtec 10mg?

Unexplained bruising on my arms&legs >4yrs now(recently once above left breast area).On Paxil (paroxetine) ER 37.5 mg, Adderall ER 30mg, & ativan 1 mg, zyrtec 10mg?

Four years?: Four years is a very long time. Have you asked your doctor about the bruising? There are several possible explanations, but you may need some blood tests first. Start with your local medical doctor and go from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?

52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?

Easy bruising need: Work up , will have explainable reason , like low platelet count, medication reaction etc . Speak to your doctor , for tests and possible referral to hematologist ( or your oncologist who treated you ). ...Read more

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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

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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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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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