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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Can you die from a chest contusion?

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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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

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of chest pain that is most commonly harmless. It is often caused by costochondritis, or an inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the sternum, or by a muscle injury to the muscles of the chest wall. It should be distinguished from other, more dangerous, types of chest ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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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. ?

Dr. Lawrence Scalzo
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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. ?

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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Dr. Yvonne Duffe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Yvonne Duffe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
31 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Philip Chao
Board Certified, Radiology
33 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Philip Chao
Board Certified, Radiology
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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?

4-6 wks: You could have a subtle rib fracture. You can ride roller coasters after it heals. Not before please. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Chao
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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?

Dr. Philip Chao
Board Certified, Radiology
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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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

Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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It is tricky ques: If you means non cardiac pain, mostly conservative by pain medications anti inflammatory medications and nerve blocks. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Dr. William Singer
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall. It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Hammer
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts ?

Dr. Arthur Hammer
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts ?

exercise asthma: You may have exercise induced asthma, due to cooling of airways while exercising , try exercising with mouth closed, if no success see a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
24 years in practice
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I recently awoke to tightness on the right side of my chest which then progressed to a cough and over a period of time to chest wall pain?

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
24 years in practice
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I recently awoke to tightness on the right side of my chest which then progressed to a cough and over a period of time to chest wall pain?

See doctor....: There are many possible etiologies for your symptoms including a blood clot in your lungs, pneumonia, bronchitis, pleurisy, bronchospasm, etc. Some of these are very serious so you need to see your doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can help with this ass well. ...Read more

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