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Have rib contusions what is the best thing to do for pain.

Have rib contusions what is the best thing to do for pain.

Conservative care: Just go with tylenol (acetaminophen) 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

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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

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 more

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I had a very deep tissue massage(almost2hr) how can I tell if I'm feeling rib contusion or possible fracture ?

I had a very deep tissue massage(almost2hr) how can I tell if I'm feeling rib contusion or possible fracture ?

Massage: If you have swelling/pain at that area where deep massage was given for two hours, go to the doctor and get an x-ray. It could be muscle spasm/muscle injury also. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bone bruise in the ribs to heal?

How long does it take for a bone bruise in the ribs to heal?

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

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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?

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