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Seat Belt Injuries Chest
Deep intense pain in chest above right breast near armpit. Two yrs. Getting worse. Seat belt injury badly bruised rt breast. 2 1/2 yrs ago. Why pain.
I was in a car accident about a month ago. When the impact hit my seat belt cut into my chest. I'm still having chest pain when I move. Is this normal?
See doc: Sounds likely expected- you can cause various intercostal muscle tares, rib "bruising", fractures etc some of which may not readily show up on radiologic studies. As it is primarily with movement it is most likely musculoskeletal in origin, an so will improve with time and anti inflammatory meds like motrin, but you should see your doc to be safe.There are always oddities that doc may need to see. ...Read more
Had minor accident(car hit pole). I was wearing my seat belt, felt shock on my chest, back. Chest pain decreasing. Back pain same more or less. Advice.
If you were not: Checked out medically after this trauma and have on-going concerns - the most prudent course of action is medical evaluation. ...Read more
Ouch: This is variable - could be several days for some or several weeks for others. It depends on the force and your body's muscle mass/tone. The bigger issue is if you have trouble breathing or sharp chest pains, this could indicate internal injury. If so, would talk to your doc about getting a chest x-ray tomorrow am or go to an er. Otherwise, anti inflammatories like Ibuprofen will help muscle pain. ...Read more
I was in a car accident. The seat belt made an indention in my chest, leaving the left side numb with no nipple sensation. Will i get feeling again?
Most likely: You will get the feeling back. Your nerves got compressed by the seat belt, which is not uncommon. Without the seat belt, you could have suffered worse injuries. Heat and cold applications to the affected area may help, but time will heal it and you should not worry. ...Read more
Seat belt hit my right breast there is no bruise or soreness. Area hit is where I had benign tumor years ago and there is scar tissue. Is it okay?
What you described is not a cause for concern.
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Main ones would be: Those involving the head, chest, abdomen/pelvis or the spine, along with extremities injuries. All sorts of combinations occur. Bleeding excessively, from any one or multiple injuries can, by itself, be critical. The treatment in the first 24-48 hrs is vital for a good outcome, specifically the golden hour, ie, the 1st hour. ...Read more
I have repeated an injury to right side below rib cage after awkward leaning to do up seat belt ( at christmas ) . Yesterday bending down from chair .
I was recently informed that I have retrolisthesis disk displacement in my l 2, 3, 4 and 5. How bad is this injury? I was in a bad vehicle accident 6 weeks ago and i wasn't wearing a seat belt, I have never had back problems before the accident.
This : This depends on the amount, location and type of pain, numbness, weakness or other neurological problems you have and your age. These changes are more common in older people. I would recommend seeing a spine pain specialist for assessment and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
After car accident, have no external bruising but experiencing pain. Deep tissue bruising? Why does it itch? Seat belt caused injuries.
Any rash associated: With itch?- ck with pcp! don't give up on set belts- they save lives. ...Read more
Can seat belt injury to throat cause a feeling of something stuck in my throat it showed up about 3 weeks after accident what could it be? Have had xr
Hello, I got lacerated liver about a month ago, Two days ago I almost got into a car crash and the seat belt squeezed my liver area. What should I do.
Get repeat CT: Return to your Trauma Surgeon and have him evaluate you. He will probably get blood tests and want the CT od the Abdomen repeated ...Read more
Can i be admitted to the hospital because i had something wrong with my colon/bowel area due to the seat belt?
Maybe: You are admitted to the hospital if your condition or injury warrants it, not because you think it is a good idea. ...Read more
What to do when my heart pounds quickly without stres under seat belt turned on in a car when i sit at rest? I drive just as a passenger. I'm cardiac.
Seek consultation.: By "cardiac" i assume you have heart disease. Heart pounding without activity can be a sign of a serious heart rhythm problem. I advise you seek medical attention from your cardiologist as soon as you can. ...Read more
Sore shoulder for months. Soreness and popping sound when reaching over opposite shoulder (ex: reaching for seat belt)?
Body fluids possibly on clothes and shoes and i sat in car witj seat belt on will the seat put me at risk of HIV or hepatitis if i touch it with cuts?
Very possibly...: Get tested as soon as you can to make sure nothing was transmitted to you. ...Read more
I have sudden severe left wrist pain when turning knobs or reaching back for seat belt, etc. Popping sound. tendon seems to "catch." Accutane related?
I have a seat belt bruise on my stomach, and normally I have a little baby bum, but now it's huge, how do I get rid of it?
Arnica: Arnica, bromelain are natural external and internal products which can help heal bruises faster. ...Read more
Can trauma to neck/throat cause cricopharngeal spasm? I was in a car accident and seat belt injured neck feel like tightness no difficulty swallowing
See a doc!: You may just have some swelling causing the tightness, but it's best to seen an ENT to examine the area. Treacheal fractures and other serious injuries are rare and you'd likely have significant symptoms, but you should have this evaluated. You may have a hematoma or some other issue that may need intervention. ...Read more
Need more details: A chest injury can lead to a minor bruise, a popped lung, an injured heart or torn blood vessels inside the chest. Thus, chest injuries can be minor or life threatening. You have expressed concern and you will need to see a doctor who can check to see what kind of injury you have. ...Read more
That depends: First, it depends whether you are talking about blunt or penetrating. Assuming you mean blunt (fall, car wreck), the important parts are pain control to prevent atelectasis (microscopic lung collapse) and pneumonia. Select interventions include narcotics, invasive pain measures (e.g. On-q pain block), operative stabilization of rib fractures. Care is individualized, so check with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a pain exactly in between my chest the ribs hurts even when pressed, there was no physical injury, suffering from last few weeks, what is it?
I was struck in the leftcenter chest on 10/15. By dec 27 test found to have multiple bilateral pe w/factor v, timing right for 10/15 injury as cause?
Hard to know.: Factor v leiden (inherited from one or both parents) increases your risk for clots in the legs that can travel up to the lungs, where they can be lethal.If your chest injury made you immobile for a period of time, i.e., days or weeks, you may have developed a leg clot that traveled northward. But the injury may have had nothing to do with the pe! could a recent plane flight have put you at risk? ...Read more
Other injuries: You may have other associated injuries. Trauma to the chest commonly causes minor bruising and pain to the entire torso. You could also have other injuries like rib fractures (on the back of your chest). Depending on what type of injury occurred, it is also possible to have spine fractures. If the pain continues or you feel like you are getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more
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