Left Chest Pain After An Accident?
My left chest aches like I was stabbed, why, a month ago, I had an accident
Hello Munyok ... Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com, I try to help answer yes .. Previously did you crash or hit a blunt object when you had an accident? Due to intense pressure on the area of the body during the incident can leave the pain, bruising to broken bones. Signs that arise if there is trauma to the chest are pain when breathing deeply, when coughing and laughing, bruising, can be accompanied by fever, dizziness, low blood pressure, to pain when moving bumpy limbs, these symptoms may not arise immediately when the incident took place.
Recovery of trauma to the chest depends on the level of collision obtained, if the collision causes a broken breast bone, then healing will take longer. During the recovery period, you should limit movement to the affected area and avoid strenuous activities, take a slow and regular breath, give a cold compress to the area that feels pain, take pain medication in accordance with doctor's recommendations.
We recommend that you check yourself to the doctor so that doctors do a thorough examination if the pain is felt more than 8 weeks, accompanied by faster heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fever. The doctor will do a physical examination, and if needed to be sure, the doctor will conduct a supporting examination such as an X-Ray to see if any part of the bone has been fractured or broken.