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Symptoms Of Injury From An External Force
Injury can be trivia: Or serious. If you haven't had surgery yet, you probably fall into former category. Left upper quadrant pain with radiation to shoulder tip, palpable mass or abdominal distention, and anemia symptoms such as lightheadedness are typical symptoms, but you need an imaging test to confirm. See a doctor if you have any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Pain, usually worse with elbow movement (bending it or rotating your forearm), bruising, swelling, deformity are some of the common symptoms. Direct trauma can injure the elbow, but so can force applied elsewhere, such as a fall landing on the hands and wrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Symptoms vary with severity, but usually pain when you try to use the arm, particularly elevating the arm to reach out for something, difficulty lying on that side at night, pain radiates to the side of the upper arm. With a severe rotator cuff tear you may not be able to lift the arm above shoulder level due to a complete tear. Weakness of certain muscles called external rotator muscles as well. ...Read more
See below: Concussions may present with: confusion, amnesia without loc, ha dizziness (vertigo or imbalence, lack of awareness of surroundings, nausea, vomiting, then later, mood and cognitive disturbances, light and sound sensitivity, sleep disturbances. More severe injuries may present with the above and slurred speech, memory deficits, loc, emotional lability, seizures or worse -a lucid period after loc. ...Read more
Doughnut pad.: You may need to use a doughnut pad for sitting, top take pressure of the coccyx. Also, if you can take over the counter anti-inflammatory medications, that could be helpful. ...Read more
Several: Pain, swelling, popping, catching, and grinding are all possible symptoms. ...Read more
Are signs of a serious head injury apparent pretty quickly after the fall? I've heard it's rare to have symptoms much after 4 hours?
Blood in the urine: When the kidney is injured, usually from blunt trauma, it hurts and this causes flank pain or pain in you back below your ribs. You also might notice a bruise there. The sign of significant kidney injury is blood in the urine which can be seen as frank blood or less blood can be seen as a "rose" colored urine. If you notice the blood get things checked. ...Read more
Most commonly pain: Pain and limited range of motion. I would also ask what activities made the pain worse or better. Hip can sometimes present as vague groin pain, increases with internal rotation. Rib pain is tender to touch, and may increase with deep breath or cough. Have your doc check it out to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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