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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 hit my elbow and now have swelling and pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-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 s...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh C. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it looks like a blunt injury with a hematoma at the site of the 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 pou...  Read Full »

My gonioscopy examination after a blunt trauma revealed I do not have angle recession. Are squeezing and hard blinking signs of angle recession?

Query: Hello doctor,I got a blunt trauma several months ago, I visited my ophthalmologist he told me that I did not have angle recession. Recently I became extremely anxious and cannot stop blinking hard and squeezing my eyes with my eyelids. Can hard blinking and squeezing eyes with eyelids cause angle re...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest that blinking and squeezing of eyelids can never cause angle recession. This occurs due to injury as the ciliary body muscles get disinserted. Nothing else can cause angle recession, you do not have to worry about it. I hope you find this useful. Tha...  Read Full »

My daughter is more lethargic after a fall. Why?

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 microse...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 that...  Read Full »

How to treat swallowing problems after a throat injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I got hit by a ball in my throat yesterday, and today it is uncomfortable to swallow and move my head in certain places. I have not applied ice or done anything because it has worsened throughout the day, and I thought it would go away. I am a female and have never got any other throat in...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is absolutely nothing to worry. Blunt trauma over the neck can result in soft tissue inflammation of the underlying structures, which could be why trouble or painful swallowing is present. It would take atleast two weeks for this inflammation to subside, and things ...  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 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 tha...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old male experiencing pain in the right arm for the past four months. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male who has been drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes since I was 16 years old. Every day, I sleep for around five to six hours. The pain in my right arm started four months ago. I speculated that it may be related to heavy lifting or a restless night. The unease...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Without X-rays, it is difficult to assess your lesion. Therefore, I suggest you send us the X-ray reports for a reliable assessment. Take the following medication until then. Take a tablet of Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day for five days after food, a tablet of Rabepraz...  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 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 »

I got a blunt eye trauma last year, and got continuous mild eye pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I got a blunt eye trauma last year. Since then, I got continuous mild eye pain but could not find the reason. I saw my opthalmologist and checked my eye pressures. I have a history of ocular hypertension in both eyes. Still, after I checked twice after the injury, the pressures are at my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Can you please explain how you got the blunt trauma, like with ball or anything else? It would help if you had a dilated fundus examination. Your retina has been checked but not under dilatation. So for that, you need an appointment with a...  Read Full »

I have something like a bruise. Can you tell me what it is?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an issue with my skin. It has changed color, maybe a bruise or something even though it is not itchy or painful.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it appears to be a bruise only (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Commonly this occurs due to trauma or injury noticed or unnoticed. So do you remember any history of injury while walking, playing, driving, etc.? Is there any possibility of injury...  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. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shinas Hussain A. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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