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Why Do Bruised Muscles Hurt When I Cough
End of bad cold/cough. Muscle area under right breast/rib is tender. No shortness of breath or other symptoms, but jab w big breath/ exaggerated lung expansion. What is it?
A bout of coughing may have strained the muscles. You may watch and wait. If it does not get better in a week or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Sprained hip muscles I worked outside two weeks mostly standing by the next day I couldn' hardly move and coughing almost dropped me, my nerves hurt. Had a bruise inside my tailbone, I tried to work outside, it happened again and deep purple bruse inside
Conservative care: Not sure what to make of the bruise, but the hip pain and tailbone/back pain could simply represent overuse or soft tissue inflammation due to the two weeks of work. Aggravation of lumbar degeneration can also cause similar symptoms. Try relative rest (not bedrest), nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen, aleve), and ice, and see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I fell down and I think I hurt my muscles near my spinal cord and there is an internal bruise. Anything serious?
Depends: This really depends on your neurological exam and pain. If there are any neurological deficits or significant pain then you need to be imaged. Otherwise, if its just some pain and you don't have any altered sensation/weakness or any other problems besides a bruise and some pain more than likely you are completely fine. Hope you are doing ok! ...Read more
I have a pain above my right hip, in a place where it feels like a muscle above my hip. And it hurts when I touchit or tense, Feels like a bruise pain?
Exercise or sport?: This sounds like a pulled muscle, tendon, or ligament. Occasionally a tiny piece of bone can be displaced with certain activities with very strong hip and leg muscles. You should first apply warm compresses or heating pad and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or very low dose NSAID; you can apply Arnica gel or cream and of course avoid any motion or activity that increases pain. See a doc if not better in 3 days. ...Read more
Outer upper thigh muscles hurt on both sides- I haven't worked out lately, feels like bruise when pushed on. I have dysautonima but that's it, reasons?
Can you pull the muscle in the heel of foot I moved mine wrong now hurts very bad like bruise almost but not I know?
Doubt it: It is probably not a muscle. There are other structures in your heel that you can injure, though. If its the back of your heel it can be an achilles tendon injury. If its the bottom of your heel, you may have injured your plantar fascia. Try ice, rest, compression (ace bandage) and elevation. If you are limping or its not getting better, see a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more
Knot in quad, painful to run or touch. Feels like a bruise under the muscle. Could it be pulled muscle? Hurt initially 3 weeks ago, still hurting
Yes: A pulled muscle is actually a muscle tear. It will usually take about 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
1week ago ihad a bloodtest & left a bruise, & now when I flex my arm or close my fit, my arm trembles, feels weak & the muscles hurt. It's that normal?
No: Seek medical care to examine the problem. ...Read more
I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?
My thighs and both arms in the exact place hurts only when I touch or rub them. Feels like the deep muscles are bruised. What could this be?
Myalgia: You're describing a symmetrical myalgia. Viral infections (most notably the flu) can cause this. Some drugs, most notably, statins can do it. Rare diseases (collagen vascular type) can cause it. Try a simple remedy like advil or aleve (naproxen). If it doesn't resolve or keeps coming back, you'll need some testing done. ...Read more
Blood drawn 3 days ago. Bruise with dark purple line through it at draw site. Muscles hurt on that arm, especially upper arm. Should I worry?
Went to chiro for low back pain seen him for 1yr+. Pushed on my back to stretch the muscles it hurt a lot now I am bruised. Why would that happen?
I fell while skiing and hurt my calf. I have a big bruise, feels sore and it feels like I have a knot in my muscle, what can I do to help?
Point in the back of my thigh hurts when I sit down. Bruise, muscle related or blood clot? Not when pressed just when I sit.
Hurt 'abductor pollicis brevis' part of hand in vball. Getting lot of bruising below thumb but can move thumb. Is it most likely muscle injury?
Tendon: More likely a tendon injury, possibly needing surgical repair. See an orthopedist ASAP ...Read more
A friend suffers from strong muscle ache. In her body, and has also some bruises. She's really tired and when she moves her arm, it hurts as well...
See details: Then she needs to see a doctor and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
Is it normal for my arm to hurt a week after donating blood? Feels like a muscle ache in AC area and is still bruised pretty badly
Unusual, But: Not unheard of especially considering the bruising you describe. You might want to call the donation center to let them know as well as ask their advise. Usually the ache will go away when the bruising does and that may take a couple of weeks. Oh and thank you for donating blood since it helps save lives and some people are unable to give blood because of their health or other concerns. ...Read more
Been gettin hot sweat flashes n temp drop to 95 lethargic, muscle hurt bruising, teeth hurt. Dentist cleared me. Thoughts? Hodgkins 10yrs ago. Nervous
What do we know: We know that you need to see your Physician for a full evaluation, and the sooner the better. ...Read more
Calf muscle sore heard pop sound as I fell out of bed didn't want to go to the emergency room but hurts when I walk also a small bruise what have I don?
You may have: Torn a muscle. If there is pain and swelling you need to have it examined. It is always possible to have a concomitant DVT which should be ruled out as it can be masked in the injury. ...Read more
My calf muscle looks bruised and hurts when I walk on it and I have blood spots at my foot from it, is it bruised? Or strained? Or pulled?
I'm having really strange pain in my left leg. It ususally hurts most at night, it doesn't feel like a muscle strain and there's no bruising or swelling it just hurts so much then suddenly disappears. It doesn't have to do anything with my movements it just r
See your doc: See your primary care doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Fell of my bike and injured knee a week ago. It hurts to bend knee and lift leg when walking. Torn tendon? Deep muscle bruising? See Dr or wait?
Pain for week: See Dr. And get an eval. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
I fell pretty hard the other day and now my left butt cheek hurts. No bruise just pain, walking, sitting. Is it all muscle or is it broken bone?
Bruise, probably: If you can bear weight, it is probably just a bruise. Barring something really rare, it is pretty hard for a young person to break your hip or your pelvis in a simple fall from the standing position. If the pain is not a lot better in a few days, get an x-ray. ...Read more
Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.
Had xray done on my lower back doctor said it was muscle damage a bone on my spine hurts to touch bruising over 1 week now how long to take to heal?
Who did U C? , an Md:
Or a DC? Muscles do not show up on X rays. More info needed. Was there an injury like a fall on Ur back or kicked in the back? This can injure or fracture the spinous processes. Get into C an ortho guy 4 eval. That's Ur best way 2 go. You may need more specific imaging. Photo is a 3-D CT reconstruction. Of a lumbar spine. A little much for Ur eval.
I had arthoscopic knee surgery a month ago. My calf muscle is very tight and hurts when I walk. I now have 2 big bruises on the back of my leg.
I've sprained ankle and the muscles on my calf are sore I have bruising around joint and atfl should I be very worried I can walk but it hurts abit?
Probably not.: Without a physical exam, it's difficult to know the severity of your injury, but if it only hurts a bit when you walk, you probably only have a mild atfl sprain and mild calf sprain. If it's a new injury (<72 hrs), then follow the rice protocol (google it) and limit activities which cause increased pain. If your ankle feels unstable, you can buy a relatively inexpensive ankle splint at the store. ...Read more
Initially my ribs hurt when I cough, now it hurts if I breathe a little harder and if I raise my arm. What should I do? I notice slight bruising too
See your Dr.: You may have sustained an injury by coughing. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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