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Bruised Ribs And Nausea
Muscular: You likely either hurt the muscle or bruised the bone, especially if it hurts to the touch. Would take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen for a few days to see if it gets better. If you have other symptoms or problems breathing you may need to see your doctor. It may take several weeks to go away ...Read more
Finding bruises all over my rib cage my back & legs. No appetite for 4 days and no bowel movements. Nausea pain in joints feeling unwell. Advice?
You may have a: Serious condition involving an autoimmune disease called TTP (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura) or HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), both of which could cause these bruises in the middle trunk and/or lower extremities. Please proceed to the nearest emergency room facility to be checked out properly. Do not wait do it now. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Should check heart: A person with bruising aches at the chest or left shoulder can see her doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one has chest symptoms and has nausea, or some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, she may be having a heart attack, and can go to the ER by ambulance. ...Read more
Female 59 tender under ribs where ribs join, feel like a spare tyre, bloated, not firm lump but resistant, thicker tissue to touch, diarrheoa, nausea?
Lump?: I have read your question several times and it is just unclear to me where you are saying the lump is. Please clarify that and also exactly what your question is. ...Read more
Pain left side of stomach near ribs with nausea. Feels bruised like dull pain and shoots down left side. Have it for two days now?
Left sided pain: Any urinary symptoms or fever? Left sided flank pain may be a sign of a kidney stone (depends on your age) or possibly a kidney infection. Have you noticed any issues with your urine — darker or blood? If so — could be the infection or stone. Initially I would push fluids. If no improvement — probably best to see your doctor. ...Read more
Please bruised feeling in. Chest nausea dizziness whole time worst before and after bowel movement feels like fainting?
Symptoms: What you describe is worth seeing a doctor and getting checked out. Several things could cause those symptoms some not a big deal but some which could be. ...Read more
Hospital 4 dehydration. Since, nausea,gas, bloating,floating stools, .5 white.5 brown stools, pain in back under right ribs,prone2 bruise, tired.what isit?
X-rays fine?: If you have been checked for any lung puncture and the ribs are just cracked, you should have been prescribed pain medication. A muscle relaxant can help in addition. A lidocaine patch could help (script). You can use your hand or a pillow as a splint when you need to move or take those deep breaths. Heating pad helps. Be sure to see a doc if you have any fever, cough, or shortness of breath. ...Read more
See your doctor: You are portraying potentially serious symptoms. Call your doctor and if your doctor is unable to see you quickly, go to urgent care or emergency department. Tired and lethargy could be due to serious condition and if it is related to trauma, you need assessment for any potential injuries. IF it is related spontaneous bruising, this will can portend more serious problems. Please see a provider now ...Read more
See below: Usually bruised ribs will feel sore at the site of the bruise. Other symptoms might be difficulty with breathing because the ribs move when we breathe. When ribs are actually broken there is a remote chance that a broken piece can puncture the lung underneath it which would cause severe shortness of breath. ...Read more
Pain: Pain/discomfort which may be increased with respirations. ...Read more
Tylenol/NSAIDs: Regular over the counter pain meds can ease the pain. Alternating warmth and cool may help. Narcotics should not be required. If pain is severe confirm no fracture. ...Read more
My husband have severely bruised ribs not broken. What can he do for pain, and to help heal them? He's in a lot of pain!!!!!! Please help.
Very: Painful injury. NSAIDs will help with the pain and inflammation. But he may need something stronger to help him rest at night. Unfortunately this injury is hard to treat. Everything he does he will feel it in his ribs. Time will help best if all. Talk to your doctor about some treatment options ...Read more
I have bruising on my back and side area, could that have something to do with broken or bruised ribs?
Trauma: This type of bruising is usually due to trauma. If you are experiencing rib pain you should obtain a chest xray. If there is no history of recent injury/trauma, you must have your blood checked for bleeding disorders. ...Read more
Natural timing: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote the fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more
NSAIDS: Ibuprofen, the generic for Motrin, or naproxen, the generic for Aleve, are both good options. Bruised ribs can take a while to heal and can hurt just as much as a fracture. Remember to take regular deep breaths when you have bruised or fractured ribs so that you don't develop lung infections. ...Read more
Not exactly.: Ben gay and other topicals can help with the pain associated with bruised ribs. However, it doesn't usually speed up the process. Bruised ribs can be painful for a couple of weeks 4-8 weeks so be patient with it. ...Read more
I have had sever rib pain for a week now. My dr said it may be bruised ribs but last nicght I pooped lots of blood and this morning to .
See a physician: You need to see a doctor about this. ...Read more
Had bruised ribs in Afghanistan in 2011. Now I get sharp pains in left lower part of ribs and both sides are sore most of the time. Any idea?
Rib pain: The bruises that you had before on you ribs will cause inflammation in the cartilage part of the ribs and late will cause pain it called costocomdritis it could be very painful you need to apply warm compressor or pads and take ibuprofen 600-800 mg every six hours for 5-7 days ...Read more
Yes: I don't see any problem with that. Let pain be your guide — if playing results in severe pain then you may need to continue resting a few more days. If pain remains severe/persistent then see a doctor to get evaluation/x-rays. ...Read more
If I have bruised ribs from a car wreck and they told me my platelet count is low and where my ribs are bruised is bleeding what can that be?
I have a rash on my lower left back, and for somereason i also feel symptoms that of bruised ribs, the bruising pain is isolated down on bottom left.?
See a DR.: Maybe you have shingles. If you have shingles (zoster), the pill for it is most effective if started on the first, second, or third day. Your dr. Will be able to determine what you have. ...Read more
What kind of compensation should we be looking at for whip lash bruised ribs, back pain and sciatica resulting?
Cannot say: This is a question better answered by an attorney not a doctor. A doctor can help you with your physical problems but is not in a position to discuss compensation with you. ...Read more