Blunt Trauma

Blunt trauma is also called non-penetrating trauma or blunt force trauma. There is body injury caused due to forceful impact, fall, or physical attack with a dull object. Blunt trauma is classified into four categories - laceration, contusion, abrasion, and fracture. Blunt trauma is often caused due to motor vehicle crashes and pedestrian injuries causing abdominal injuries. The other organs affected in blunt trauma are the spleen, kidney, liver, bladder, small intestine, and large intestine. For mild cases, it takes a time of three to six weeks to get recovered. For severe cases, recovery takes some months. In some cases, surgical repair and physiotherapy are required.

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I am on Warfarin. Can a sudden blow result in a stroke?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on warfarin for life. Yesterday, while I was working in my house, I knocked the upper back part of my head on the marble roof of the window pane. It was neither a hard blow nor a soft one. It was medium. I did not feel any pain. I did not have any blackout but was stunned for two...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to know the indication for which you were prescribed Warfarin. Secondly, 3.73 is a higher INR (international normalized ratio) than normally desired which usually is between 2 to 2.5 or 2.5 to 3 according to indications, in most of the cases. Now,...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the pain in my eye after I got hit by a toy bullet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in and around the eye after I got hit by a toy gun bullet unexpectedly. There is a slight redness in the cornea and a pricking sensation below the eye ball.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it is a blunt trauma, you have to be treated immediately. Pain is a significant symptom which needs to be evaluated soon because it could be due to superficial tears or abrasions. You will need a slit lamp examination. Later, you will also need a retina screening to...  Read Full »

I fell along with my 13-month old daughter. Can she have a traumatic brain injury?

Query: Hi doctor, The other night, my 13 months old daughter started screaming like crazy, I ran and picked her up and tried to walk around the room to soothe her, and I accidentally slipped while holding her and she fell on the floor. As I was slipping, I fell knee first, and at that point in that micros...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. There are two ways of judgement in our practice. Clinical judgement. Evidence-based judgement. The clinical one is based on the history, which you gave me. I appreciate the detailed description of the mode of injury and symptoms. Based on tha...  Read Full »

What could this pea sized lump around my scrotum be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been kneed really hard in the groin 10 days ago while playing basketball. The pain is more of an ache that does not last long. There was immediate swelling in my scrotum around the veins and arteries above my left testicle and some minor discomfort but continued to play. I had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have had a blunt trauma to your scrotum almost a week back and since then have had a decrease in the swelling and no urinary complaints which are good signs. Was there ever any blood in the urine immediately after the incident? From your description, it appears...  Read Full »

I have bruise on my tricep area and it is getting bigger. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have a bruise on my tricep area with a hard bump in the middle. The bruise has gotten bigger and it has been there for three to four days. Please help. I am currently taking Adderall.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, there is wedge shape hyperpigmented bruise over dorsum of the forearm and its color changes with time probably you had subtle trauma over that part. Is it paining or itching? Any trivial ...  Read Full »

After getting hurt, I am not getting proper erection. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, One night while sleeping I thought I hurt my penis while moving in sleep because I felt something that moment. But there was no pain nothing and I went back to sleep normally. From the next day onwards, I am not having an erection at all. I have no sensation on the penis. I tried mastur...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I know it can be confusing, clearly you must wait and not panic. It is possible that due to trauma one can loss the sensation and even it can affect erection for a few days. Stay hydrated, rest well, avoid any further trauma to the penis, avoid exercise for a few days...  Read Full »

What causes double vision after an accident?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 16 years old. She met with an accident and got an injury on her face. It was operated by a maxillofacial surgeon. The upper portion of the right eye is red. She can open her eye, but she is having double vision. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Redness could be due to subconjunctival hemorrhage. It usually resolves without treatment. Diplopia could be due to nerve palsy. In this case we usually observe the patient for six months for spontaneous recovery. Another less common cause could be muscle entrapment in fr...  Read Full »

I have a hard bump on my eyebrow after a fall. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had a fall before four days and hit my eye. I have a lump on my eyebrow, and that is not going down or getting better. It is hard and painful.  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns. The history you have provided suggestive that you are probably having a condition called hematoma. It is absolutely a harmless condition, and there is no need to worry regarding it. It is nothing but a...  Read Full »

Severe Pain In My Xiphoid Process

Query: Hi doctor,I think it is weird, but my xiphoid process has come out. It is paining a lot. I am 18 years old. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have xiphodynia, and it means pain and tenderness in the xiphoid process. Following are the common causes regarding pain in the xiphoid process. Trauma or injury to the xiphoid area. Bone disease.  Emphysema-like respiratory problem. Cardiac problems. Liver and gal...  Read Full »

I hit my elbow and now have swelling and pain. How to make it better?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, female. I hit my elbow at work the night before last, and it hurts to straighten my arm. I can do it, but it is painful. And randomly, I suddenly have shooting pain in my arm. It is swollen, and there is a small lump where I hit it. I also fractured my elbow in the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh C. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it looks like a blunt injury with a hematoma at the site of injury. I suggest getting an X-ray of the elbow to rule out a fresh fracture. If there is no fracture, then use an arm pouch and keep the elbow at 90 degrees flexion in the arm pouch for ...  Read Full »

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