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I came out of hospital a month ago from a car accident, I had bruised and crushed and lungs and a bruised chest, im 18, fairly healthy, can I drink?

I came out of hospital a month ago from a car accident, I had bruised and crushed and lungs and a bruised chest, im 18, fairly healthy, can I drink?

In moderation: It should be fine to have some alcoholic beverages, as long as it is in moderation. Don't go overboard. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

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How can I relieve the pain I have from a bruised chest after a car accident?

Aspirin: If you can take Aspirin (or ibuprofen), take it 1-3 times every day (if it';s ok with your md) to get rid of the inflammation. ...Read more

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I have bruising on spine from car accident, should I be concerned?

Unlikely: Unless you have severe persistent pain in the region, it most likely represents only soft tissue trauma. ...Read more

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Can you get a bruised liver in a car accident?

Can you get a bruised liver in a car accident?

Yes you could: You could bruise your liver in a car accident. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my head, feels very bruised but nothing is seen feels like I got into a car accident I have not hit my head?

Need exam: In order to sort this out, you should have a proper exam by your primary care provider. Also ask if a referral to a dermatologist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bruising on left leg after a car accident. How long does this generally last?

Bruising on left leg after a car accident. How long does this generally last?

1-6 weeks.: Bruising is simply blood under the skin. Gravity will typically pull it down to your ankles. Swelling is also common. Think of it as a temporary tattoo. It could take 1-6 weeks for your body to absorb it. ...Read more

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Airbag hit my sisters chest (breasts) in a car accident a few days ago. She didn't tell the drs because it wasn't bad but they're covered in red bruises?

Take her back to: urgent care to get looked at for burns and
possible MRi/cat scan to asses for internal injuries. Find out what is going on to stop it and treat it, its easier that way. Delaying help makes things worse. ...Read more

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I got into a car accident when I was 12 and only had minor bruising on my chest, so now whenever I run, my chest tightens and it's hard to breathe?

I got into a car accident when I was 12 and only had minor bruising on my chest, so now whenever I run, my chest tightens and it's hard to breathe?

See a doctor: Breathing problems and chest pain can be caused by many reasons. Some are simple and of no importance but some can need immediate attention. I suggest that you see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I got into a car accident. I have a large bruise on my leg that keeps getting bigger and had a hard lump under skin. Its been growing every day?

I got into a car accident. I have a large bruise on my leg that keeps getting bigger and had a hard lump under skin. Its been growing every day?

The bruise =bleeding: & if there is a collection of blood called hematoma, the discoloration always get bigger & many colors. The lump = a fibrosis of the clot, the body usually cleans them up. But it takes time. May get smaller & go away, or you are left with a permanent lump of undetermined size. Just be patient, there is no serious thing going to happen. It will just sit there. Ice @ first, after 3-4 days, heat. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident when I was 12 and only had minor bruising on my chest, now when I run, my chest tightens and I have difficulty breathing. Why?

Unrelated: You are likely experiencing exercise induced asthma / bronchospasm. See your doctor for an exam. One or two puffs of albuterol inhaler before exercise may be all that is needed to alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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My leg has been swollen on my shin from a bruise I got in a car accident almost two years ago, what or how can I get the swelling down or go away?

See a orthopedic Dr.: Swelling that lasts two years is cause for concern. You need to see an orthopedic dr. That specializes in knee pathology. It may be fluid retention that needs to be drained but I would think that an MRI of that area is indicated at this time as well. ...Read more

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Bone contustion from a car accident on dec 16, 2013. How long is healing process? And now when my bruised bone throbs I get a tight muscle in arm.

Bone contustion from a car accident on dec 16, 2013. How long is healing process? And now when my bruised bone throbs I get a tight muscle in arm.

It's relative.: People's tolerance to pain and road to recovery varies. It could vary from few weeks to months. God bless u! http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/chronic-pain-relief. ...Read more

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Rear ended neck and lower back bruised and swollen I was rear ended in a car accident my neck is sore and bruised and swollen, my lower back all the way down to the top of my butt given pain pills muscle relaxers. And was told I should not go to a chiropr

Why?: Ok let's back up (no pun intended). Where did you get the pain pills? Who told you not to see a chiropractor? Listen to your doctors and go where they tell you. If you do not agree, get a second or a third opinion. Obviously you came to this forum for a different thought. All doctors have information to offer. Use your best judgement. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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