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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Why is it bruised and swollen? Any history of trauma? Apply ice on it 15-20 mins./day. Nsaids like ibuprofen/aleve also helps with the inflammation. G ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Is the bruised nerve in the wrist, hand, or finger? As a general rule of thumb (no pun intended), the closer the injury is to the tips of the fingers, ... Read More
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Get med eval: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. An appropriate treatment plan will follow after evaluat ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Dirty splint?: Is the splint smelly? That could cause it. Is there any damage to the skin? If so she needs to get back to the doctor to get it checked.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be checked: Be assessed. You are describing symptoms that may be related to a blood clot or nerve damage. You need to have both these possibilities ruled out. All ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Motrin: Take Motrin every 6 hours for next 48-72 hours to treat the inflammation of the iv.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: This sounds as though you have bruised one of the nerves on the inside of your wrist. (the swelling fro the bruise could also have compressed this ner ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Ice Elevate: And do not allow shoes to compress the area. Wear a sandel.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Subungal hematoma: Abrise under the nail is called subungal hematoma and can be very painful as there is collection of blood under the nail and there is no outlet.Nail l ... Read More
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