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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

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Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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?

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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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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What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

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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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard , how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

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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Why do I have chest wall pain and hard time breathing long after workouts ?

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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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?

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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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