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Blunt Force Head Trauma
I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks I still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?
Most likely blood: You most likely have a hematoma under the skin, this is a jello like collection of clotted blood which accumulates under the skin after trauma. It is usually just treated with pain meds and a heating pad. There could be other causes, but this is most likely, should resolve after 2 or 3 months, if not, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perforation: A perforation is when the stomach or intestine is subjected to intense force and causes a blow out, just like a blown out tire. Intestinal fluids then leak into the abdomen causing severe inflammation/infection which is life threatening and requires immediate surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely! Blunt force just means an injury where the skin is not penetrated. A car crash, fall, and being hit with an object (like a car) can cause blunt force trauma. The cause of death is usually internal bleeding, into the brain, lungs, abdominal organs may be injured, as well as fractures, such as a broken neck, all can cause death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Recovery depends on where & how hard the person was hit, and how extensive the injury is. ...Read more
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Yes: Blunt trauma can cause bruising, and cause skin/mucosa to tear. It does require some force but examples can be bike injuries or gymnastic falls on a bar or beam. The vagina tends to heal well but scaring can occasionally cause long-term problems like pain. ...Read more
Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more
How long does a blunt force testicular trauma injury take to heal my older brother was kneed and kicked on the 13th 10th and has needed a ultrasound?
Depends: It could be a hematoma that organized and is now a fibrous mass. Could be a healed rib fracture with a large callus (new bone that's formed to heal the fracture). See your doctor. He or she should start with a chest x-ray, then perhaps a ct scan. If there's anything abnormal, see a thoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for internal bleeding symptoms to show up after relatively minor blunt force trauma tothe abdomen below the ribs?
Depends: Trauma to abdomen under ribs may cause internal abdominal injury to different organs including spleen, liver and other organs. Symptoms will show up after different time intervals, instantaneous in case of some organs and delayed in case of trauma to other organs. ...Read more
What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.
Pancreatitis: Can be tough to deal with. I agree the ER is a very busy and not always pleasant place. There are many strategies but pancreatitis can be tough to deal with. Only use your pain medication when necessary as you build tolerance to it. Try eating small meals that are low in fat. Enzyme supplementation also helps. Lastly, nerve blocks, surgery and duct decompression are possible options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was doing an advanced exercise in PT for a split tendon in ankle where my left foot kept hitting the ground hard. No blunt force trauma to the rib.
What's your question: Unable to ascertain what you want to know???? ...Read more
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