Injury To The Left Rib Cage After Falling?
I want to ask about 2 or 3 years ago, I fell and hurt my lower left rib, but until now it still hurts and sometimes it turns blue. If the cough hurts, does the bone crack or what?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Injury / trauma regarding parts of the body can cause damage to organs and tissues around the area of injury, the severity depends on the mechanism and the severity of the injury suffered, it can only affect the skin, bones, or it can also affect the internal organs. Symptoms experienced are also different, can only be in the form of external injuries, bruises on the skin, broken ribs, bleeding in the lungs and heart, and so forth. To ascertain the severity of this injury, it is necessary to do a direct examination by a doctor. The doctor will conduct question and answer, physical examination, and supporting examinations in the form of X-ray examination, ultrasound, and so forth. Handling will be adjusted to the injury that occurred. In the case of rib fractures marked by crepitations or fractures from the outside, pain when coughing or breathing in, etc., generally can heal itself with proper treatment, usually will begin to improve after 3 weeks to 1.5 months. If after 3 months the complaint is still felt, you should consult a doctor. The doctor will conduct an examination and suggest appropriate treatment methods. To reduce pain, it is best to compress the injured area with cold water, do breathing exercises, avoid bandaging or bandaging the area of injury unless there are open sores, adequate rest, and eat healthy and nutritious food, and meet fluid needs.
Thus, hopefully it helps.
Greetings, Dr. Nova