Shortness Of Breath And Pain In The Rib Cage After Falling From A Height?

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I fell from a height and immediately hit the area of ​​my stomach and I experienced symptoms of shortness of breath, pain when breathing and when the ribs were held in pain it was a symptom of what disease huh?

1 Answer:

Hello Aldoo,


Falling from a height can cause trauma to the tissues and organs of the body depending on the height of the fall, objects that hit when falling, the part that collided when falling, and the mechanism of falling.


The trauma that can result from falling from a height is as follows:

Tear wound to the skin
Broken bone or bone dislocation
Injury to internal organs (brain, intestine, lung, liver, etc.)

Pain is an uncomfortable sensation caused by damage to body tissues. Pain in the rib area can occur due to abnormalities in the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles, bones, and lungs that are in that area. Mild pain may result from bruising due to impact on the muscles, but more severe pain can occur due to other injuries such as rib fractures. Fractured ribs can cause injury to the lung sheath and also the pulmonary organ itself. As a result, severe complaints of shortness of breath can arise. In these conditions the patient needs an examination and treatment immediately.


If someone falls from a height, you should immediately take him to the nearest hospital. Doctors need to do a complete examination both through questions about the fall mechanism, perceived complaints, visible physical signs, and supporting examinations such as x-rays, ultrasound, and CT-scan. Treatment includes stabilizing the general condition of the patient as well as handling other more severe injury conditions. If bleeding is found in several internal organs, immediate surgery is needed.


If there is no severe injury from the examination, the patient will usually be given pain medication and education to find signs of danger such as severe shortness of breath, severe pain that is unbearable, suddenly unable to walk / move the legs, urinate and defecate is not felt , suddenly seizures or unconsciousness that requires the family to immediately bring the patient back to the hospital. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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