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Fell on my back. Bruised. Back at a tilt. Really hurts?

Fell on my back. Bruised. Back at a tilt. Really hurts?

Needs to be checked: You should make an appointment with your GP or go to the Emergency department of nearest hospital to be examined for the extent of injuries and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Low fever w/cellulitis. Symptoms gone (fever still there) w/ 4.5days of sulfa/azythro antibx. Quit sulfa day 5. Still on azythro day 8. Bruise back?

Check back to Dr.: Who gave you the antibiotics. They know your history the best live seen you previously for the same thing.. They can best tell you what should happen next. It matters where your cellulitis is located t. ...Read more

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Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?

Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?

Sounds like: ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills,smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more

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2010 had a fall.CT-scan, badly bruised.Back still hurts when I stand,sit,walk to long.X-ray, t-11 crushed 75%.Depending on mri, what can be done?

2010 had a fall.CT-scan, badly bruised.Back still hurts when I stand,sit,walk to long.X-ray, t-11 crushed 75%.Depending on mri, what can be done?

Thoracic compression: You have sustained a throracic compression fracture--pain should be better 3-4 yrs later. you should try some physical therapy who has an interest in spines. the procedure called kyphoplasty which involves putting some cement into your disc space---is less and less in favor now. hopefully some core strengthening and stretching exercises will help ...Read more

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I had fver for 2 weeks some on nights,chills, headache, 3 nosebleeds, small spot bruises, back/muscle pains, what could it be? Im so worried.

I had fver for 2 weeks some on nights,chills, headache, 3 nosebleeds, small spot bruises, back/muscle pains, what could it be? Im so worried.

Petechia + febrile: It sounds like many viral syndromes. If you are blowing your nose, that could account for nosebleeds. the bruising is worrisome if there was no trauma to account for it. EBV, CMV, Influenza, hemorrhagic fevers, but also low platelets, RMSF, and N. meningitis, and scarlet fever may cause that sign. Any foreign travel? Cat scratch? Parvo virus can decrease platelets. Please seek help ASAP, ER. ...Read more

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A week ago was racing go carts & hit about 30mph to the back. I got a huge bruise on back rib area. Pain standing up or lying flat. What do I do?

A week ago was racing go carts & hit about 30mph to the back. I got a huge bruise on back rib area. Pain standing up or lying flat. What do I do?

This is obvious: You need to have an exam. Whether or not you need imaging depends on the findings of your exam and history. See a doctor, and allow a trained clinical expert to provide you with the care they have trained for years to be able to render. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital for a bruised my back if I have degenerative disc disease?

Should I go to the hospital for a bruised my back if I have degenerative disc disease?

Only if you think: Only if you think the injury to cause the bruising may have been forceful enough to fracture a bone. If you are on a blood thinner like warfarin, this can lead to bone density loss and make you more susceptible to a fracture. The pain can be a good guide to severity of injury. If in doubt, check it out. ...Read more