Back Rib Pain From Falling In The Bathroom?
good morning .. a few days ago i fell in the bathroom when i fell behind i hit the tub and until now i feel pain in the back ? should i see a doctor?
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An injury to the spine around the ribs from a fall that causes pain may indicate a serious condition, but it may not. Pain that needs to be watched out for is if the intensity is very great, causing deformity in the injured part (eg lumps, bruises, or even concave), or appears accompanied by other complaints, such as shortness of breath, vomiting, and so on.
Do you experience pain like the characteristics above? If so, you should immediately consult a doctor for further evaluation, namely through a physical examination, or also supporting tests, such as x-rays, ultrasound, and so on. With a thorough examination, possible dangerous conditions can be detected, such as broken ribs or spine, joint dislocation (shift), pinched nerves, pneumothorax (trapping of air in the cavity between the lung membranes), hematothorax (bleeding in the cavity between the lung membranes), and abnormalities of other internal organs located around the chest and spine, such as the stomach, lungs, heart, and so on.
However, if the pain you feel is only mild, and there are no other complaints as mentioned above, then you can first try to do the following efforts to overcome your complaints:
Compress the painful area with warm water Avoid excessive massaging of the painful area First reduce the activity that is too heavy Get plenty of rest Eat and drink regularly Take paracetamol if necessary If after doing the above efforts the pain does not improve in 1 to 3 days, you should also check with your doctor doctor yes..
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah