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How Long Should It Take After Hitting My Quad Hard For The Swelling To Go Down
It depends: This can take several weeks and vary widely based on the severity of the injury. If a hematoma develops, it can even take months. Sometimes drainage is necessary to relieve a walled-off collection of fluid in the thigh muscle. See your doctor to evaluate further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I hit my quad hard 2 weeks ago and mris negative but I can't get it to stop swelling, any suggestions?
Ace wrap & Ice: Try an ace wrap with ice therapy. Higher grade quadriceps injuries often require immobilization in flexion to tamponade the intrinisc ability of the injured and bleeding muscle tofill the larger potential space made avaialble with the leg extended in the straight position. Seek medical attention froman orthopaedic surgeon if this does not improve in a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got hit in the quad just above + to the outside of my knee. A little swelling and no bruise. Can't bend my knee past 90* or walk without extreme pain?
My boyfriend had a seizure and he fell and hit face on pavement his face is really swollen. How long does it take for swelling to go down?
Depends on severity: The rate of resolution of the swelling will depend on the severity and location of where he hit his face. More importantly, the fact that he had a seizure, fell, and hit his face should prompt an immediate evaluation in the ER. If he has a known seizure disorder, then he should see his neurologist to get his seizures under better control. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003200.htm ...Read more
I hit my head a really long time ago a tad bit hard (about three weeks ago) and then the swelling went down but I have a hard little lump there?
Organized hematoma: Scar tissue due to the trauma. No long term effects ...Read more
I hit my shin really hard today on a bench, now it is swollen and bruised and when you run your finger over it you can feel an indention, what should i do? I've been icing it to take down the swelling so far
Keep doing: what you are doing. It is not uncommon for a forceful contusion to make such a "dent" as you describe. Icing and elevation are the best things to do, for up to 48 or 72 hours. Then resume normal activities avoiding anything that seems to increase the swelling or pain (i.e. running, over-exertion). The dent may remain a surprisingly long time...even months to years:( Sorry. Take care of yourself ...Read more
Find the Cause: A muscle that swells does so for a reason, which will determine the best treatment. Common causes are injury, overuse, infection, inflammatory problems and more. You will need to see a orthopedist to make the diagnosis before the best treatment can be determined. Often icing, gentle stretching, nsaids and a wrap are helpful. Being seen by and orthopedist is key to success ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
11 months ago I had a TAH because of a large fibroid. Right ovary left. I am now noticing Left upper quad swelling (ball shaped swelling). Mild pain. ?
See doctor: This is not something we could figure out without an exam. It would be good for you to see your doctor as soon as possible for and exam and some testing. ...Read more
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