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What is A contusion?

What is A contusion?

A bruise: Contusion is the medical word for bruise. When it occurs on the skin, it means the tiny blood vessels near the skin have broken, usually creating a red/purple-ish lesion. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my contusion go away?

Naturally: A contusion will heal on its and on its own time. Intervention is likely to make matters worse. Right after the contusion occurred an ice pack for the first four hour or so may have lessened the severity of the contusion. After that moderate heat may facilitate clearance. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get a contusion?

How common is it for somebody to get a contusion?

More than we think: Contusions- bruising in the brain probably happens more often than we think. Many athletes with head injuries have suffered unknown contusions in the brain- thinking these were only concussions. The symptoms are identical and contusions are actually much more serious. Hopefully we will be more vigilant in the future while we observe head injuries more closely. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for a contusion to heal?

It depends: It depends on the depth and location of the contusion. ...Read more

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How do I treat a lower back contusion?

How do I treat a lower back contusion?

Back sprain: Avoid excessive lifting bending and twisting try an inflammatory medication if it does not get better in a week see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does subchondral edematous contusion take 1 year to heal?

Does subchondral edematous contusion take 1 year to heal?

It varies: It is not uncommon for a contusion such as is this to take a while to heal. However i would make certain that after a couple months of continued pain that it is for the evaluated with an MRI or other testing to ensure that there is no fractures that are just very small and can't be seen. ...Read more

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Have rib contusions what is the best thing to do for pain.

Conservative care: Just go with tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil with local heat alternating with cold. You don't want to wrap your chest with an ace bandage or any other type of binder, because you don't want to inhibit full inhalation or you may set yourself up for getting a pneumonia! relative rest and time should do the job. If things don't get any better or you have shortness of breath, you may need to check in with your fp. ...Read more

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Can you die from a chest contusion?

Can you die from a chest contusion?

No: Unless you have had severe chest trauma, as in an auto accident, this type of injury is not life threatening. ...Read more

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Can MS cause unexplained bone contusions?

Can MS cause unexplained bone contusions?

No: No it cannot. MS is a neurologic disorder, not a disease that affects bones. ...Read more

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How do a concussion and a contusion differ?

How do a concussion and a contusion differ?

Concussion Contusion: A contusion is an injury to the brain that causes a bruise (bleeding) which will usually be identifiable on ct scan. A concussion will usually have no bleeding on the scan, although damage, whether reversible or not, occurs. ...Read more

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What will the compression part in the rice acronym do for a bruise/contusion?

What will the compression part in the rice acronym do for a bruise/contusion?

Stops bleeding: Sometimes there can be some bleeding from very small blood vessels in a bruise. Compression will stop it and may decrease the eventual size of the bruise. ...Read more

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Should I be retests if I still have pain after a chest wall contusion 10 weeks ago?

10 weeks seems long: But it depends on the pain (worse with cough and sneeze; always there: getting worse or just not completely better). Have you taken any medications for it? Trouble breathing? Were you x-rayed at the start? If you were seen by a professional, call them back. ...Read more