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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

Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


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I have a chest contusion, the pain has spread to my back now and I'm in a great deal of pain. It gets worst every day and I'm not sure what to do. ?

I have a chest contusion, the pain has spread to my  back now and I'm in a great deal of pain. It gets worst every day and I'm not sure what to do. ?

Depends: depends on what type of injury , how much force , did you go to er for chest xray or are you having point only [pain with touching [not the heart] if pressure and short of breath , sweaty , pain radiates down arm ; ekg and or echocardiogram in order , depends on your age risk , after 40 worse than 20 . contusion, take naproxyn/acetaminophen as directed. if worse call 911 or get ride to er ...Read more

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Is it common for chest contusion pain to go away after 3 months, then come back after a couple of weeks of no pain?

Is it common for chest contusion pain to go away after 3 months, then come back after a couple of weeks of no pain?

Rib pain: Often trauma to the ribs or simply coughing hard or lifting something the wrong way may cause the little muscles between the ribs to spasm and may misalign their connection to the spine or sternum. If the joint is not aligned again it may cause recurrent pain. I would suggest seeing someone such as an osteopathic doctor who manipulates, or a chiropractor or physical therapist. ...Read more

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I had a chest contusion from an accident a few days ago and now my back hurts. Did i hurt my spine? Will it affect my life later on?

I had a chest contusion from an accident a few days ago and now my back hurts. Did i hurt my spine? Will it affect my life later on?

Perhaps: In the fog of the accident sometimes you find out you have other problems a day later. In this case go see your doctor and have him or her exmaine your back. ...Read more

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How long does a chest contusion from a trampoline accident take to heal? Am i allowed to ride roller coasters? Will it affect me later on?

How long does a chest contusion from a trampoline accident take to heal? Am i allowed to ride roller coasters? Will it affect me later on?

A few weeks: Contusions are simply bruises and take a few weeks to completely go away;l however, they may simply be a symptom of an underlying rib or joint injury. If it doesn;t get better it should be checked. It it is just a bruise then no problem with coasters or the future. ...Read more

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Can a chest contusion after a car collision cause fever, sweats, sinus pressure, pain, stabbing psin even after 13 days?Some lady hit me hed on gng 45+mph

Can a chest contusion after a car collision cause fever, sweats, sinus pressure, pain, stabbing psin even after 13 days?Some lady hit me hed on gng 45+mph

No, need eval: A simple chest contusion should not cause fever and sweats. You may not be breathing as deeply because of the contusion/pain, and may be developing a pneumonia. Other problems after a mva are also possible, so you need to get back to the doctor and be reevaluated. ...Read more

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How to prevent chest wall pain.

1st, sort out basis: Chest wall pain: many origins; commonly recognized include: skin, intercostal muscles, cartilage (connecting ribs to ribs & ribs to sternum), pleuritic (chest wall inner lining and/or lining of lung surfaces), bone, esophagus, heart and/or within the lungs, & the list goes on. Step 1: learn the anatomy. & 2. Work on seeing what either induces or more clearly: what changes the pain, when present. ...Read more

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Is chest wall pain always painful to pressure?

Usually is: Chest wall pain is generally due to a strained muscle, contused or broken rib, or arthritis/rheumatism of the costo-chondral joints (the attachment of rib to cartilage). Heat, physical therapy, acupuncture and pain relieving drugs are the usual course of therapy. Many forms are self-limited and if persistent, further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why chest wall pain won't go away?

Depends: On the cause. Unable to comment without further info. See your doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease chest wall pain after surgery?

What can be done to ease chest wall pain after surgery?

Multiple: Early: intravenous pain meds oral pain meds, narcotics early and nsaids later we use some local injections, or pain infusers in some folks after specific operations. ...Read more

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Can chest wall pain feel like burning or squeezing sensation?

Cheat pain: Absolutely, although pain related to a direct injury usually does not present in this fashion. However, heart attacks can result in chest pain, pressure/squeezing and burning sensation. While unlikely in a patient of your age, you should see your doctor. "Chest pain" can come from many things, including reflux of acid from the stomach to the throat. Medical examination will be important. ...Read more

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I have chest wall pain, i easily get tired. But am motivated to quit smokeing. Anyone can help?

I have chest wall pain, i easily get tired. But am motivated to quit smokeing. Anyone can help?

Co: With your symptoms, you need a full check up with blood tests etc. You may have test your thyroid levels. Good that you are quitting smoking. See your doc soon. ...Read more

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What is chest wall pain?

Various: Pain involving the rib cage or breast bone can be caused by muscle strain, virus, costochondritis, or rarely a tumor. ...Read more

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What causes chest wall pain?

What causes chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain is very common ie with lifting or straining. Costochondritis defines an area of pain and inflammation on the breast bone area. Sometimes a late sequela of a pulmonary infection. The worst cause would be pulmonary infarct causing pleurisy or pain worse with breathing. ...Read more

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What can cause chest wall pain?

Virus: Often times it is viral in nature but you need an ekg to rule out any cardiac problems or lung issues. Some people get asthmatic and later have chest wall pain. Chronic coughing from bronchitis, smoking, and other lung irritations can cause this as well. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chest wall pain?

What are the tests for chest wall pain?

We have to be: Careful, about possible cardiac origin, if that was addressed the second will be x-ray, cat scan and nerve block. This usually address most of the issues. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain occurs with a variety of conditions. In and of itself, it is such a vague complaint that is has very little diagnostic specificity. However, it may be associated with serious underlying disease processes and therefore should not be ignored. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chest wall pain?

Chest wall pain: Chest wall pain can be caused by shingles, pleurisy, pneumonia, or pneumothorax. If there is pain with shortness of breath, it may represent a serious problem with your lungs. ...Read more