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I fell on my left side weeks ago and hurt my arm and I'm still unable to extend my elbow without severe pain?

I fell on my left side weeks ago and hurt my arm and I'm still unable to extend my elbow without severe pain?

Ligament injury: I ma presuming you have had Xrays of the arm taken and no fracture was detected? If so, ligament/cartilage injury can cause inflammatory response with pain after such injuries, that can last several weeks.

Pl use heat or water aerobics which usually help in such cases, besides OTC anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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I passed out for a seconds and fell on my left side of the body and hit my head on the closet a few hours ago and I cant hear well from my left ear.?

I passed out for a seconds and fell on my left side of the body and hit my head on the closet a few hours ago and I cant hear well from my left ear.?

Passing out and: Hitting your head indicates the need to go to the emergency room right now. You need to be evaluated for why you passed out and for possible concussion and what is happening w/your hearing. This will give you a way to go and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I fell into my left side of ribs a week ago. Can still feel it when I breath deep...when will it end?

I fell into my left side of ribs a week ago. Can still feel it when I breath deep...when will it end?

Several more weeks: You may have just bruised the muscles and ribs of your chest wall and/or fractured a rib. The pain may persist for several more weeks. If the pain isn't relieved with OTC analgesics see your physician. ...Read more

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Fell and hit my left side up under Lt. Arm and chest. Ribs hurting and hurts to breath. What do in moderat to sever pain?

Fell and hit my left side up under Lt. Arm and chest. Ribs hurting and hurts to breath. What do in moderat to sever pain?

Go to ER: Need to be seen in ER or urgent care- you need an X-ray. It could be as simple as a soft tissue contusion but need to evaluate for rib fractures, collapsed lung etc ...Read more

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Fell downstairs on my left hand side+now I cant lift my arm, wash my hair or put bra on, my shoulder doesn't hert, just upper arm front+under muscles?

Fell downstairs on my left hand side+now I cant lift my arm, wash my hair or put bra on, my shoulder doesn't hert, just upper arm front+under muscles?

Get in: If you are unable to move/lift your arm, you need to get in to be seen. You may have torn your rotator cuff or injured something else in the fall. Please get in for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I fell 5.5 ft on my left side onto concrete 7/2/15. Middle knuckle is still swollen & in some pain. Should I get an xray? I can bend it.

I fell 5.5 ft on my left side onto concrete 7/2/15. Middle knuckle is still swollen & in some pain. Should I get an xray? I can bend it.

MCP pain s/p fall: Yes. Usually if the pain/swelling persists beyond 2 weeks in trauma and 5.5 feet is significant, get an xray. ...Read more

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I bruised my left kidney when I fell and hit chair, now my left side feels as if knee pressing into it. Why?

I bruised my left kidney when I fell and hit chair, now my left side feels as if knee pressing into it. Why?

Kidney contusions: Or bruised kidneys can be very painful, and a potentially serious injury. May sure you have good follow up with your physician for this. ...Read more

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I fell and now I have a lot of pain on the left side of my back. What can I do?

See your doc: Depending on what part of your back is affected, how you fell and how far you fell along with other general information can help determine what type of injury you may have sustained. If you fell over 5 feet onto a hard surface, you should get evaluated sooner than later especially if the pain is severe. ...Read more

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I've got a pain in my leftside I fell over on thurs and think I hit my left side, it hurts wen I cough and I'm worried it's something else?

I've got a pain in my leftside I fell over on thurs and think I hit my left side, it hurts wen I cough and I'm worried it's something else?

See a doctor: Injury from a fall can run a spectrum from a minor bruise to serious injury to internal organs. We can not assess this over the internet, so it's best to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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My son fell amd now he has a dent above his tailbone on the left side. It doesn't affect him but is very noticeable. Should I panic?

My son fell amd now he has a dent above his tailbone on the left side. It doesn't affect him but is very noticeable. Should I panic?

Monitor: As far as it is not bothering the child and he is doing his regular activities with no pain or distress, don't panic.
Give him some time to heal, if the 'dent' does not subside or decrease in 2-3 days or if he starts having any new symptoms take him to see the doc.
And this is all if the fall was a simple fall and not from a height more that his own height. ...Read more

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I had a bike accident on 14th may. A car hit from behind and me and wife fell down on left side. Ribs started paining after about 4 days..

I had a bike accident on 14th may. A car hit from behind and me and wife fell down on left side. Ribs started paining after about 4 days..

Consultation advised: If you are saying that you fell on your left side but didn't develop pain till 4 days later, that would generally indicate that you didn't sustain a rib fracture (which would be very painful on breathing the day of the fall). Where is the location of the pain? Is there any tenderness? Does it hurt to breath? Consider a Health Tap Prime consultation for more specific advice. ...Read more

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My left side hurts reslly I can't sit up and when I breath fell couple days before could it be because of that or should I get it looked at or let go?

Pain: Since you are looking for advice I would say that you should get it looked at so that your doc can also get more history to find out what happened when you fell. Depending on where your pain is located your doc may order some labs/xrays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Slipped and fell down a hill yesterday. Back on left side is killing me (mid and lower) as well as my shoulder. Not sure what to do.?

Slipped and fell down a hill yesterday. Back on left side is killing me (mid and lower) as well as my shoulder. Not sure what to do.?

Injuries: Injuries were probably contusions and strained muscles best treated with rest and cold applications for 48 hours followed by Heat applications and liniment. Nsaid like ibuprofen, if you can take them, help relieve associated pain and inflammation. If symptoms don't improve or worsen, see your physician. ...Read more

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I feel that my body is falling left side why?

I feel that my body is falling left side why?

Vertigo: You may have benign positional vertigo (BPV) or a inner ear infection. These are the most common causes. More dangerous types of vertigo are considered central vertigo, which involves the brain, such as a cerebelar stroke. Have your PCP check your inner ear function, and check for nystagmus which is horizontal eye twitching which can be a clue for BPV. ...Read more

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Is it normal to start falling after having a left sided lumbar rfa? I had it done Monday and have fallen twice since.

Is it normal to start falling after having a left sided lumbar rfa? I had it done Monday and have fallen twice since.

No: The RFA should have affected superficial pain nerves not the nerves telling muscles what to do. You need to contact the original physician ...Read more

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I fell from a ladder. I have a mild pain on my left side below the ribs. It hurts when I stretch to my right side. What could it be?

I fell from a ladder. I have a mild pain on my left side below the ribs. It hurts when I stretch to my right side. What could it be?

Bruise: Its probably a bruise within the muscle. Especially since it hurts to stretch. (But the spleen also lives below your ribs on the left. The very worst thing that this could be is bleeding in, or from, the spleen.) ...Read more

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I fell on my coccyx 4 days ago on an iced floor. I have had pain In that area. I am now ache all down my left side. Should I be concerned?

I fell on my coccyx 4 days ago on an iced floor. I have had pain In that area. I am now ache all down my left side. Should I be concerned?

OUCH!: That can be VERY painful and there are nerves around that area which supply lower extremities! Do not be "concerned" but you should see your Primary Care Provider and obtain an xray just to know if there is a fracture so that you can know how long pain will last!
Sitz baths (hot water) might give you temporary relief (plus Ibuprofen or Tylenol)!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Fell down now I have severe pain in left hip/top of ass check on left side only. Swell 2 to 3 times the size. What could be wrong? What can I do

Fell down now I have severe pain in left hip/top of ass check on left side only. Swell 2 to 3 times the size. What could be wrong? What can I do

Spine Injury: The swelling suggests a muscle contusion/bruising (this will resolve after a few days/weeks) but the other pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I fell going down stairs last year. Hit my lower back on edge of stair. There is a bump from when I fell still present on my lower back left side??

I fell going down stairs last year. Hit my lower back on edge of stair. There is a bump from when I fell still present on my lower back left side??

Maybe old hematoma: It could be an old hematoma (blood clot) that has turned in to scar tissue, or is surrounded by scar tissue. Very unlikely to be a hernia, but an exam by your doctor can help sort out the seriousness, and whether or not any testing needs to be done. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Yesterday I got a sudden sharp pain so strong I fell over. I'm having sharp stabbing and burning pains in my left side and my left side is swollen.?

Yesterday I got a sudden sharp pain so strong I fell over. I'm having sharp stabbing and burning pains in my left side and my left side is swollen.?

Kidney stone?: There are several possiblilities, including kidney stone, kidney infection, ulcer, among others. If it does not resolve, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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21month old just fell off of bed and hit her head on our metal floor fan. Has a small bump on the back left side of her head! Visit er, or just ice i?

21month old just fell off of bed and hit her head on our metal floor fan. Has a small bump on the back left side of her head! Visit er, or just ice i?

Observe her: Probably she'll be fine. Red flags to take her to er stat include: sleepiness, vomiting, purple or red bruise behind 1 ear (battle's sign), facial deformity after the fall, confusion, or seizure. Normal, non-emergent signs to expect after a head injury include headache, nausea, irritability, and lack of interest in playing. Trust your instinct, you're never wrong to bring her to er. Take care! ...Read more