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Bruised, cracked, and broken rib. Should I leave him?

Bruised, cracked, and broken rib. Should I leave him?

If: If you are implyiing that "he" injured you, then yes, you should get away from such an individual. No one should be abused. (if I am understaning you correctly.) be careful, have a support group - speak to someone i.E social worker, psychologist, the police to make sure you seperate in a manner that will not put you in more jeopardy. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more

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Treating Bruises (Checklist)

Wear protective gear whenever needed, to prevent new bruises.
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If i can walk upright and do my job (office work ) could i still have a bruised or broken rib? Or would i be unable to do so?

If i can walk upright and do my job (office work ) could i still have a bruised or broken rib? Or would i be unable to do so?

It depends: The location and displacement of a fracture, associated injuries, time from the injury, and individual pain tolerance all factor into activity tolerance with a broken rib. If you are having serious problems. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Cracked, bruised or broken rib? Not sure, but regular chest X-ray can or cannot tell?

Need further work: With this, you'll need further work up. A chest ct scan will tell for sure, but the treatment migh be the same: time. It really depends on your situation and what's injured. ...Read more

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Treating Bruises (Checklist)

Ice pack to area asap after injury
30 min, once for 1 days
Dont be frighten of color changes (bleeding can be deep in fat tissue
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If many bruises with no injuries, see your MD for blood tests
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How do I know if it is a rib fracture or bruise?

How do I know if it is a rib fracture or bruise?

X-ray: Sometimes one can feel the rib moving or flail. Mostly a diagnosis of imaging. Both bruise and rib fracture are hurtful! ...Read more

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Is there any reason to go to the hospital if i think I have a bad bruise or a possible rib fracture ?

Is there any reason to go to the hospital if i think I have a bad bruise or a possible rib fracture  ?

Yes: Yes, if you note shortness of breath, severe chest pain, productive cough (especially if coughing up anything that has any blood streaks in it) or if you feel a "crunchiness" to the skin overlying the possible area of rib fracture. These signs would suggest complications. Otherwise, not necessary to go to the hospital since there is very little that can be done for a fractured or bruised rib. ...Read more

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Treating Bruises (Checklist)

Avoid recurrent trauma to area
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Use ice to reduce inflammation
20 min, 4x day for 3 days
NSAIDs for moderate pain
every 6 hours
Light massage after 3 days of ice therapy
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What are the differences between a rib fracture, muscle strain, and bruise?

What are the differences between a rib fracture, muscle strain, and bruise?

Similar pain: All three of these injuries can have a similar presentation of chest wall pain and pain with movement and expansion i the rib cage. The difference may come in the mechanism of injury and recovery time. A rib fracture and bruise can take 4-6 weeks to full recover while a muscle strain could heal quicker. A x-ray can locate a fracture but treatment is similar. Assure good deep breaths and rest. ...Read more

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