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I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..

I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head.  Applying ice to swelling on head..

See a doctor: Are you on any type of blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin) or plavix? If so, go to the ER. If you do not take any blood thinner then I would still recommend evaluation by your doctor or an Urgent Care. ...Read more

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Son broke radius and ulna. Has short arm cast. He just fell when running and landed on knees then fell forward on arms. Said arm doesn't hurt. Worry?

Son broke radius and ulna. Has short arm cast. He just fell when running and landed on knees then fell forward on arms. Said arm doesn't hurt. Worry?

Probably not : The absence of pain is a very good sign. It's rare to displace a forearm fracture in a child who is in a cast. Make sure to follow up with his physician for a recheck and repeat x-ray, likely within the next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Leg hurts with bump on back on knee?

Leg hurts with  bump on back on knee?

See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more

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Fell on concrete and I have a gash & knot on my forehead, scraped knees, elbow and left shoulder is real sore?

Fell on concrete and I have a gash & knot on my forehead, scraped knees, elbow and left shoulder is real sore?

Seek Help: I am sorry to hear about your accident. Best to be seen in an urgent care or emergency room environment. The "gash" and abrasions may need to be cleansed or sutured. Tetanus boosts may be indicated. X-rays may also be necessary. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I slipped down the stairs. 6 steps and banged head on stairs. Hurts on the right side of my head?

I slipped down the stairs. 6 steps and banged head on stairs.  Hurts on the right side of my head?

Head trauma: can result in head pain (from the direct blow) or even from injury to the cervical spine. You need to be on the look out for signs and symptoms of TBI and seek medical assistance if you have a personality change, disturbed sleep, lethargy, seizures, confusion, disorientation, difficulty with thinking, concentration, ability to do calculations or change in vision or other senses. Sorry you slipped ...Read more

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Had foot surgery, using knee scooter, hit unseen hole, fell hit my knee hard. Knee has a knot on top of cap, cap moves a bit, is catching on somethin?

Had foot surgery, using knee scooter, hit unseen hole, fell hit my knee hard.  Knee has a knot on top of cap, cap moves a bit, is catching on somethin?

Call ur foot doctor: Your doctor needs to know that you had knee trauma on top of the foot surgery, so they can advise you what to do.The cap is the patella, and it's good that it moves a bit. The knot is from the impact on it form your knee hitting the pavement (hole).If it feels like it's catching on something, it's most likely from the swelling of the cap, that needs to be evaluated by your doctor, and documented. ...Read more

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Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?

Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?

Tough to say: It is difficult to tell on the internet. Are you on blood thinners? It is possible you have developed a hematoma or pinched a nerve. Most likely, the pain is referred to your foot and will resolve. If you can't bear weight, can't move your foot or have a loss of sensation see a doctor tonight. ...Read more

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I slammed the car door on my thumb?

I slammed the car door on my thumb?

Ouch! : Sometimes slamming car door on thumb results in soft tissue injury and sometimes fracture. Swelling and redness may occur. Soft tissue trauma usually responds to icing. Fracture is usually detected by radiograph. Treatment depends whether soft tissue injury or type of fracture. If symptoms persist should consult doctor for examination and possible testing. ...Read more

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Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?

Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?

Sounds like a bru --: Ised elbow, as the xrays were negative. Protect the elbow, for a 10-14 days and if its only a bruised, it'll get better. If not improving or getting worse, get a another xray as in some cases initial xray may not show a fx, which was present. So protecting it for 2 weeks and re-xraying it would be the way to go. Good luck. ...Read more

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My hand fell asleep and my pinky hurts while jerking off?

My hand fell asleep and my pinky hurts while jerking off?

See hand doctor: Kind of suspicious for carpal tunnel syndrome. See a hand doctor and cut back on your "extra-curricular" activities. ...Read more

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There's a bump on my left wrist on the pinkie side. my friend said it's jammed.

There's a bump on my left wrist on the pinkie side.  my friend said it's jammed.

Hmm: Can you move it or bend it. Its best to get a full exam of your hand bones, finger and wrist. Hard to deduce much without moving your hand. ...Read more

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I fell hitting my knee off the edge of a kerb. I got stitches and had a black bruise line just below my knee. 6 wks on I can't kneel on same knee. ?

I fell hitting my knee off the edge of a kerb. I got stitches and had a black bruise line just below my knee. 6 wks on I can't kneel on same knee. ?

Fracture: 49 year old lady status post fall to knee and continued pain at 6 weeks post injury. You should have plain radiographs (X-rays) taken of your knee to ascertain whether you had fracture of your tibial plateau. You may or may not require rigid fixation with plate and screws if you do have a fracture. Stay calm and see an orthopaedic surgeon.Good luck. ...Read more

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Fell today on my hand on a corner of a cement brick. Now it hurts when I move my thumb and wrist?

Fell today on my hand on a corner of a cement brick. Now it hurts when I move my thumb and wrist?

Fracture?: Hi, This sounds suspiciously like a possible scaphoid fracture. If the pain does not resolve you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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