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Broken vs bruised nose? I fell into an object last nite. Nose /swollen / painful to touch. Inner eyes are bruised. Small knot on nose
May need Xray & exam: The more important thing is that you are checked for injuries such as an orbital fracture and for a septal hematoma. A nasal bone fracture is probably not itself very important. But fractures of the orbit can cause problems with eye movement, and septal hematomas can lead to a septal perforation which may cause a persistent sensation of nasal congestion. ...Read more
Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?
Got into fight. Was in a choke hold. Extremely soar throat/neck area. Hurts to touch, swallow, and move up and down. Bruised windpipe or more serious?
Potentially serious.: You should have this checked out today, in the emergency room. This could be very serious! ...Read more
After rubbing my nose alot, skin on upper nose feels slightly swollen(not noticeable by looking). Some tenderness, but bone feels stable. Nose broken?
Skin irritation: Rubbing one's nose should not cause a fracture (broken nose). It usually requires a fairly hard hit on the nose or nasal bridge to cause a fracture. What you are describing sounds like skin irritation and some minimal trauma from the rubbing. It may also be due to whatever is causing you to rub your nose so much. ...Read more
Check for strep: Try an allergy pill without sudafed: benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the shortest acting. If your symptoms resolve or improve within an hour, it is likely allergic and then take claritin, or allegra (genericis fine) . If no better at all, don't take and then the cause is either viral or bacterial, usually. The most important thing to check for is strep. Strep can present without fever and a red throat in many adult ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fell down basement stairs. ER did xray and ct No broken bones Says feels like insides are moving painfully Now what? Serious? Bruised organs? She 79
Follow up: When you are seen in the emergency room, you are given a followup appointment to see a physician in practice. I would followup with that physician and a detailed exam and possibly further tests can reveal more about the specific nature of the injury. ...Read more
Where my uvula hangs the roof is all swelled. hard time swallowing. feels like I'm gunna swallow my uvula. tight to breath?
37 male thumb bent backwards not broken pushed it back into place.. Severely bruised and swollen. It seems as if the bruise is moving down arm normal?
Hurts badly on my right side rib cage to breath, sneeze, cough or even spit. Tender to the touch.
Seek help: If your pain is that severe you need to be evaluated in person by a doctor. It could be a rib fracture, or inflammation of the lining of the space around the lungs(though it's a bit atypical for this with pain on touching), a partially collapsed lung(unlikely though) or even an atypical herpes infection. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?
Sounds like a bru --: Ised elbow, as the xrays were negative. Protect the elbow, for a 10-14 days and if its only a bruised, it'll get better. If not improving or getting worse, get a another xray as in some cases initial xray may not show a fx, which was present. So protecting it for 2 weeks and re-xraying it would be the way to go. Good luck. ...Read more
Constricted breathing from musculoskeletal tension. When breathing deeply through my diaphragm it feels like my rib cage won't expand fully.
Muscles: In the best case scenario, it is likely a muscle strain to the ribs. In rare instances, decreased diaphragm excursion may be associated with a rheumatologic condition called ankylosing spondylitis. If you have increase musculoskeletal issues, consider eval by a physician as discuss possible lab tests for ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more
Yes.....: Cough can result in musculoskeletal injury including rib bruise or even rib fracture. It can also cause muscle strain and cartilage inflammation. This is why coughing can lead to chest discomfort. All of this heals once the cough resolves so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment if you have a persistent cough. ...Read more