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A Bruised Rib From Wrestling
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Maybe: I'm answering this 12 days after you asked it...If there were a significant liver injury, it would have become apparent by now (increasing pain, blood loss). Most liver injuries sustained from falls do not require any specific intervention other than pain control; it's important to look for other injuries. When in doubt, go to the emergency department for evaluation. ...Read more
When should i see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?
If you able to carry out your usual activities and the pain is subsiding, you may watch and wait. If there is any damage to the nerves, the pain has not subsided, the bruise becomes infected, or if there is an open wound, see a doctor now.
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Can a broken rib cause a collapsed lung? I fell and broke a rib. Am i in danger of getting a collapsed lung?
One of my lower ribs sticks out a little in front of the stomach.No pain.Maybe from an old gymnastics injury.Maybe cartilage growth or split rib cage?
Ribs: It could be any of these things but I suggest that none of them should cause you any problem ...Read more
Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?
I am recovering from a stage 2 shoulder separation that occurred a week ago. Pain in pectoral adjacent to injured shoulder when breathing deeply.
Chest pain: When it comes to chest pain, we ask a lot of questions to start with. Available info here is not enough to make any approximate diagnosis but what goes against cardiac type of chest pain is the worsening element with deep breathing. This is usually more indicative of musculoskeletal pain and atelectasis (collapsing lung tissue due to insufficient breathing usually)... consider talking to a doc. ...Read more
Took a hit from a knee to the left rib cage a week agoEveryday hurts worst, no hematoma I CAN breathe right but hurts when I press on area. Fracture?
Fracture is possible: A knee to the rib cage can indeed result in a fracture. The only way to be certain would be a chest x-ray, but it is not necessarily indicated since it would not change management at this stage. Warm compresses anti-inflammatory meds and eliminating any activities that can worsen it should be avoided. Expect it to resolve in several weeks even if there is a fracture present. ...Read more
Go to your Doctor: I am sorry to report but there is nothing in your question upon which to base an answer. But, I do know that anatomy after an injury can in no way be diagnosed on the internet. One needs an exam, in person, and possibly an x-ray. ...Read more
Pain on left side of rib cage (no physical injury, but swelling), even on deep breathing. Localized on touching. Had a bike accident 2 days back.
Possible fracture.: It is possible to fracture a rib or just bruise it up pretty well. Sometimes the pain can be severe. As long as you are not having any shortness of breath (excluding that due to sharp pain with inspiration) you will heal. There is no real benefit to having rib xrays as the treatment will be the same -avoid injuring it while it heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got tackled by a stray dog. I hit the ground hard. For the last two days I've had a pain in my floating rib area. Could a rib be fractured?
Check it out: It is time to see a doctor ...Read more
Maybe: Chest pain can herald many problems but dislocated ribs do not arise out of nowhere they are traumatic injuries. Sudden sharp chest pain on one half of chest can be a collapsed lung - especially if associated with significant shortness of breath. Similar pain can also be from an infection in the pleural space (next to the lung). Dull pain in middle of the chest can be from heart or esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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