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14 wks pregnant, fell on my butt on my stairs. Now I have an achy feeling on the left side near my ribs above my belly button?

14 wks pregnant, fell on my butt on my stairs. Now I have an achy feeling on the left side near my ribs above my belly button?

After a fall: After falling it is common to develop a bruise or soreness from the trauma. If the pain is severe and you feel you may have broken something then evaluation is warranted. If not then consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) and an ice pack. ...Read more

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My mom fell down the stairs and is now complaining of back and chest pain what should she do?

My mom fell down the stairs and is now complaining of back and chest pain what should she do?

Go To ER or Doctor: Anyone who has fallen down the stairs and is complaining of back and chest pain should be seen as soon as possible by a doctor. Considering the age posted for you, it would make your mother at a much higher risk for injury and she needs to be seen now. Call the paramedics, if necessary. ...Read more

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Broke 5 ribs falling down stairs. A week later my testicals are swollen. Why?

Broke 5 ribs falling down stairs. A week later my testicals are swollen. Why?

Possibly 2 reasons--: 1): bleeding and swelling from the ribs gravitating towards the scrotum over a period of 5-7 days, which is probably the main reason;
2): or you might have hurt your groin/scrotum and because of ribs being more painful and
had your attention, the groin problem is showing itself now.
I believe the (1) is more likely the rause.
See you pcp, or maybe get a u/s for it to confirm no local problem. ...Read more

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Fell on stairs 2 weeks ago. Bruised tailbone and hurt my ribs. Sometimes it's hard to breath because my ribs ache. Should I go to doc or is it okay?

Fell on stairs 2 weeks ago. Bruised tailbone and hurt my ribs. Sometimes it's hard to breath because my ribs ache. Should I go to doc or is it okay?

Ok: This sounds ok. A fall such as yours could cause irritation and bruising to the areas you mention. IF you have a small fracture of the ribcage, this is not something that can be casted or treated otherwise medically, so I recommend you just relax and not overexert yourself within the next four weeks. You should notice slow improvement of symptoms over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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Sharp pain and bruising on 1 side of my ribs after a hard fall on concrete stairs. Should I get checked out? I can breathe even though it hurts badly.

Sharp pain and bruising on 1 side of my ribs after a hard fall on concrete stairs. Should I get checked out? I can breathe even though it hurts badly.

Its a good idea: To find out if you broke a rib since this will take 4-5 weeks to heal (There is no specific treatment except pain medication and ICE/HEAT)
Hope its just a bruise since this will feel better within a week!
Good luck and I hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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Good morning, I had a fall less than 48 hrs ago down my stairs and hurt my leg and ribs and since numbness under my ribs towards back and low belly??

Medical check up: A medical examination by your physician would be a good idea as the numbness implies possible injury to one of the intercostal nerves. You may also have broken a rib in that area. Usually rib fracturte causes pain which will be worse on taking a deep breath. I would suggest a medical exam and possibly X-rays on your Rib/s where you are hurting or have a bruised area/numbness areas. ...Read more

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Chest and throat pain with little exertion? Even fell down the stairs and the adrenaline gave me chest pain. What could it be?

Chest and throat pain with little exertion? Even fell down the stairs and the adrenaline gave me chest pain. What could it be?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it would be negligent to speculate. Go and see a doctor and be fully evaluated. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I thought I broke a rib a week ago but the pain on my left side has gotten worse. It now hurts to lay down and it's worst when I lay on my right side?

I thought I broke a rib a week ago but the pain on my left side has gotten worse. It now hurts to lay down and it's worst when I lay on my right side?

Time to see a Dr.: Perhaps you did break a rib. It's not helpful to guess at why your pain is worse. You need to be examined and may need an x-ray. Please see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Could I have a blood clot if I fell down stairs, have a bump on my butt, feel faint, big bruise covering my whole cheel chest pain, difficult to walk?

Probably not: Typically, blood clots in the veins are associated with inactivity, not trauma. A DVT usually gives you leg swelling and a "charley horse" feeling deep in the muscle of the calf. The bump on your butt could be a blood clot in the soft tissues (hematoma). The chest pain could be a chest wall contusion (bruise) or even a rib fracture. I suggest you get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Resident at RCFE falls down the stairs, looks traumatized, left shoulder, chest painful, has difficulty walking. But no one looked at him. Why?

Resident at RCFE falls down the stairs, looks traumatized, left shoulder, chest painful, has difficulty walking. But no one looked at him. Why?

No one knew?: Perhaps incident in Residential Care Facility for Elderly was not witnessed, and resident didn't report trauma/fall/injury to caregivers? Painful chest & traumatized left shoulder might not be as easy to observe in passing. One would hope that someone would have observed difficulty walking & inquired. It also depends upon frequency of interactions w/staff. And of course, staff experience & trainin ...Read more

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I slipped down a few stairs on Wednesday and am bruised but yesterday my chest began to hurt and it is getting more difficult to breath. What's wrong?

I slipped down a few stairs on Wednesday and am bruised but yesterday my chest began to hurt and it is getting more difficult to breath. What's wrong?

Difficulty breathing: Be assessed in the ER or call 911. There are various possible injuries related to a fall. All need to be assessed now if you are not breathing well. All the best. ...Read more

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What could it be after falling down stairs, bruise bigger then my palm chest pain leg pain difficult walking blacking out falling for no reason?

What could it be after falling down stairs, bruise bigger then my palm chest pain leg pain difficult walking blacking out falling for no reason?

See a physician: Hi! If you are fainting and have already fallen down stairs, you should see a physician for a complete evaluation. This is not normal and should not be minimized. ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs and now my left shin really hurts. Its elevated with ice and a large bruise is forming. I can walk/limp. What did I do to it?

I fell down the stairs and now my left shin really hurts. Its elevated with ice and a large bruise is forming. I can walk/limp. What did I do to it?

Bad bone bruise: The shin normally has a thick layer of skin, then periosteum (thick bone cover), then bone. You gave it a hard knock, bled under the skin and got inflamed and lots pain. If u can walk, it is very unlikely u broke anything. So continue ice, elevate, switch to heat after 48 hours, mild analgesic as neede for pain. Oh, and why did u fall? Poor lighting? Don't let it happen again, you hear! ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs real hard in November last year. It hurt my left bum. Now the bruises have gone but it left big hard oval lump around 10 cm long on my bum, it doesn't hurt, but how to get rid of it? And how long will it take?

I fell down the stairs real hard in November last year. It hurt my left bum. Now the bruises have gone but it left big hard oval lump around 10 cm long on my bum, it doesn't hurt, but how to get rid of it? And how long will it take?

Lump on buttocks: May be a hematoma and that is still resorbing, or may have become cystic or fibrosed or bony- myositis ossificans or rarely may be a mass (fibroma, hemangioma, neurofibroma that came to light after trauma. Would consider sonogram/ xray to identify the nature of the bump. Consider massage and warm soaks and time, sometimes excision is needed f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I fell down on my side my weight is 125 kg now I cant move my right arm and my chest hurt my I arm is blue and orange drs say no breaks what to do pls

I fell down on my side my weight is 125 kg now I cant move my right arm and my chest hurt my I arm is blue and orange drs say no breaks what to do pls

Contusion: Bruise from fall caused muscle and soft tissue injury. Also rib is contused. Apply Ice and take Tylenol (acetaminophen). It will heal slowly and Back and Blue will resolve in another week or so. Good thing you did not break your bones or RIB. (I assume you had Xray.) Ev ...Read more

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Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back?

Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back?

Go get evaluated: If you are feeling so bad with wheezing and you can tell the side of rattling of lung, you could have a pneumonia. It is best for you to be evaluated, go to er or urgent care so you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more