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Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Periorbital edema: Very typical that with head injury one gets craniofacial trauma. Swelling normal and will get better three days after incident. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Numbness in head of penis after a serious car accident a month ago should I be worried?

Numbness in head of penis after a serious car accident a month ago should I be worried?

Numbness: Yes, It could mean you either damaged a nerve or there is pressure on that nerve (perhaps from a blood clot or generalized swelling). See a urologist soon. I would also look for a fracture of the ramus (rami) given your description of a serious MVA. ...Read more

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How long should my chest be extremely sore from seat belt after a car accident?

How long should my chest be extremely sore from seat belt after a car accident?

Ouch: This is variable - could be several days for some or several weeks for others. It depends on the force and your body's muscle mass/tone. The bigger issue is if you have trouble breathing or sharp chest pains, this could indicate internal injury. If so, would talk to your doc about getting a chest x-ray tomorrow am or go to an er. Otherwise, anti inflammatories like Ibuprofen will help muscle pain. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of the knot in my lip after a motorcycle accident with a face injury?

Can I get rid of the knot in my lip after a motorcycle accident with a face injury?

Likely: Depends on when - how long ago? How big penetrated? No foreign body- gravel etc likely scar or absorbing hematoma if early, or stitches if used. Revision of the scar can be very effective! ...Read more

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Could a chiropractor make your injury worse after a car accident?

Could a chiropractor make your injury worse after a car accident?

Possible: Chiropractors perform a deep, thrusting massage with the goal of producing audible clicks (like when you crack your fingers). The Thoracic and Lumbar spines can withstand this, but there is signficant risk if this is done on the neck (C-spine). Always get a first diagnosis for a back problem from an orthopedic specialist and ask if chiro then could be of help. ...Read more

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What causes waist downward numbness after a car accident?

Herniated disc: Numbness from the waist down is not a good sign if it is truly present. It indicates damage to the nerves that go down the legs. The damage may be mild and transient or more severe. The most common cause would be a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. You should be evaluated by a doctor soon. Not necessarily the emergency room or urgent care but within a week. ...Read more

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What is the tetanus shot after a car accident for?

What is the tetanus shot after a car accident for?

Broken skin ?!: Any break in the skin can provide access to tetanus spores that may set up in the wound and eventually generate tetanus toxin. The tetanus spores are everywhere: the soil of the road, contamination of structures,off the hands of emergency personnel.If you cannot confirm a tetanus shot within the past 10 years, it is routine to give one after motor vehicle accidents when any wound is present. ...Read more

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Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

May be: After injury, it may be collection of blood called hematoma most of the time will resolve on its own , see your physician. ...Read more

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When i was 18 i had a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Is any further recovery after 3 years likely?

When i was 18 i had a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. Is any further recovery after 3 years likely?

No: Recovery from brain injury is usually maximal at 1 to 2 years. Further recovery after that is unlikely, though there may be some benefit in continuing with cognitive therapy if it is helpful. ...Read more

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Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.

Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.

Pain control: Are you certain the cause of pain is nerve damage? Pain and thumping suggest an injury to muscle, joint or bone. Sometimes when nerves are injured they cause a feeling of burning, shocking or tingling. The pain of these two conditions is treated differently. Many pain medicines help with orthopedic injuries, gabapentin and amitriptyline sometimes help nerve pain. ...Read more

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Got in a motorcycle injury and testicles hurt a bit. Serious?

Got in a motorcycle injury and testicles hurt a bit.  Serious?

Could be...: Given that there was a trauma, i would see a doctor asap to make sure there is no perminent damage and thus a risk to your fertility. ...Read more

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Can an accident where a car backed into another car going 5 mph and haed didnt hit anything cause a concussion?

Can an accident where a car backed into another car going 5 mph and haed didnt hit anything cause a concussion?

No: If one car is at 5 mph and the other car is at 0 mph, nobody inside the cars should be worried about a concussion. Otherwise, we humans would be getting concussions all over the place, during our everyday chores, and during all sports activities. Fortunately, we're tougher than that. ...Read more

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Can I avoid a big scar from the cut on my leg after a motorcycle accident?

Can I avoid a big scar from the cut on my leg after a motorcycle accident?

Not if deep: Scarring is part of healing if the injury went below the dermal layer. You can make it less prominent by avoiding sun exposure, which will darken healing skin. Watch for infection, which will make a scar worse. ...Read more

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Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Road Rash: Ouch... Road rash is basically a very bad burn and peeling away of layers of skin due to sliding across concrete. A small one may be treated with neosporin but a large one should be evaluated by a physician. Goal is to enhance healing, reduce pain and prevent infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had 6 broken ribs/pneumothorax b/c of a car accident in 1998. Yesterday I lifted equipment. Is this a flare up from an old injury/why does it hurt?

Had 6 broken ribs/pneumothorax b/c of a car accident in 1998. Yesterday I lifted equipment. Is this a flare up from an old injury/why does it hurt?

Hard to say: There may be multiple consequences of your injury that could still cause a "flare up" as you describe. This could include the development if post traumatic arthritis, scar tissue, non union of one or more of the fractures. I sure would not hesitate to be seen and examined. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Swollen Face (Definition)

= facial distention due to fluid build up. This may be due to trauma, life-threatening allergic reactions, ...Read more