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Treating Rib Contusions
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
Conservative care: Just go with tylenol and advil with local heat alternating with cold. You don't want to wrap your chest with an ace bandage or any other type of binder, because you don't want to inhibit full inhalation or you may set yourself up for getting a pneumonia! relative rest and time should do the job. If things don't get any better or you have shortness of breath, you may need to check in with your fp. ...Read more
DX with severe RT side rib contusion around waist. Should I be feeling pain in front around liver area too? Could the rib pain be causing constipation
It can radiate: around the front sides are the sensory nerves(intercostals) for the chest wall travel on the underside of the ribs. Constipation though would necessarily be caused by the contusion unless you are taking medications that could slow the intestinal tract like Vicodin, Percocet, oxycodone or that it's keeping you in bed with limited activity(moveing around stimulates your GI tract!) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a very deep tissue massage(almost2hr) how can I tell if I'm feeling rib contusion or possible fracture ?
Been mostly sedentary due to rib contusion pain for 2 wks. Extremely constipated, tried MiriLAX 3 x's, lots of fiber,h2o & 2nd mo enema hr ago & no BM?
6 to 8 weeks: Most rib injuries are fractures. Rib "bruises" are most likely fractures in which the ends fit together so well they can't be seen on xray. In most people, rib fractures heal completely in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
On my rib underneath my breast theres a slight bruise and I've had it for a long time now not much pain just a little discomfort what could it be?
Hemangioma/hematoma: It depends on how long you had the "bruise" for: if few weeks or few months it may be a hematoma (blood that leaked from ruptured vessels due to trauma or bruising) and should clear shortly but if you had for years or since birth it can be a vascular anomaly or hemangioma (benign tumor of blood vessels). If it blanches (turns pale) whem you press it, it is likely a hemangioma ...Read more
Why is upper right side more in its been like that for a wile i lost wight but my rib hurts it does not hurt when i breath there are no bruise?
Not certain: Pain on that location could be from a lot of reasons. You will need to see your physician to clarify the answer. ...Read more
Having pain on right side along rib cage. Feels like a big bruise coming from the inside.. Hurts to the touch and when I bend to the right.
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