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 I'm kind of bored. Should I severely injury myself so I have something to do for a while?

 So i hit my head really hard 3 days ago, still have a headache, should i see a doctor?
I hit my head really hard about three or four days ago, and i've had a awful headache since then.

When i first hit it, i got blurred vision for a few seconds, i was a little dizzy as ...

 Tingling in wrist in arm?
I am 17 years old, and I am worried to death that I have carpal tunnel syndrome. I've been in marching band playing clarinet since I was 14 years old, and I've played piano since I was 5 ...

 What can I do about a fingernail that was smashed and eventually fell off?
I smashed my pinky finger about 2 months ago pretty good. It turned black (dark red from blood) but stayed attached for 2 months. There was a healthy portion going long ways on it, so it didn'...

 how can i break my arm or elbow?
I really wanna break my elbow or arm so i can get out of marching band which lasts for 10 weeks and i'm not aloud to quit so i figured i could break my arm or elbow. I know it hurts but i don...

 Spot on tounge?
got a spot on my tounge on the bottom of it, how can i get it to go away as its annoying!!...

 what is this little white bump towards my throat??
what is it?? it hurts rele bad 2 swallow nethin. && wen i drink sumthin it hurts worse! wut is it?? my friends say they had it 2 long time ago, but it went away!...

 Recently, i've had ankle pain & swelling on both, also chest pain & abdominal pain, any ideas what it may be?
i have consulted my doctor and have had check ups each week. they tell me its just a sprain but does it last over a month and on both ankles at the same time.
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 What do you do to get rid of canker sores?
Help it hurts like hell....

 How can I tell if my finger is broken?
I was playing football and the ball bent my finger back . My finger is swollen,I can type with it and move it but I cant bend it forward all the way,and the pain the only in the middle....

 Owwww i think i broke my finger?!?
SO like an hour ago i was my friends place and they have a bar and i was sitting at the bar rocking on my chair and it fell backwards and my finger got stuck under it. The chair was an old wooden ...

 Will i be ok? i slept with my phone under my pillow while it was ON!!!!?

 How do you make a big cut that's from the wrist to where you bend your arm stop bleeding? Really need help!
Please help!!...

 My shoulder blade hurts so bad and my muscle in my arm hurts too....?
i hurt my arm (muscle) when i was on the wii sports and was boxing. i should have stopped when my arm started hurting but wanted to beat my brother.. and now it is killing me..
then my shoulder ...

 How can I stop cutting my wrists?
Lately I've been feeling kind of depressed, and I started cutting my wrists to let out the pain. I never went too deep. Never deep enough to die. And I kept the cuts clean so that I did not get ...

 i think my intestint came out of my anus?
might seem like bs but its not. i was goin to the b room and i thout i just wasent feeling good and pushed realy hard and it kindof just hung out. i no it wasent poop. i kindof just pushed it up and ...

 Nail or no nail?
I stubbed my index toe several weeks ago----it hurt like hell----up until now it was just black and blue, but I noticed today that the nail is cracked along the cuticle and it is loose. Should I pull ...

 why do people still fill an itch when there leg or arm is missing?

 How long does it take for toenail grow back once lost to trauma?

 how do i not tear my family apart? should i really go?
people all said theyd call cops if i go to er and they see the bruises and the cuts and if take xrays of my ribs nd my shoulder theyre gonna see lot of old breaks 11 at least since i was 6 and i ...

swollen and bruised leg after flying? should i be worried?
After being on 4 hour flight lst week i realised my left leg had swollen and a large bruise has occured for no reason on the inside of my lower left leg, the leg is still swollen but the bruise is getting better. do i need to be concerned or will it get better on its own? Also it is throibbing a little bit.


Just as nannyb and Boris say - go to A&E or the walk in centre now.

I would go get it checked out just to be safe as it could be a blood clot.

This has happened to best of us, in your case do little light exercise.

The reason being that the circulation was cut of or reduced to great extent. Throbbing is a good sign, if there is very slight or no pain. Bruise was actually blood cloth and as circulation gets re established the bruise will get lighter and smaller. You need to get up and walk slowly from time to time and during resting or siting elevate the leg on a stool or pillow under the leg.

Again on the return flight inform the people on the plain of the problem and make sure to walk a little every 1/2 an hour(length of the plain few times, if the conditions permits or just try and move the knee joint, it is this joint that is pitching the blood vessel and not allowing the blood to circulate).

One of the USA VP had this problem on a flight from USA to London and on return had to undergo a surgery to correct this problem. So do mention it to your Dr. and get it corrected, there are drugs that can be tried, the surgery should be the last thing and be done not without allowing time for other things like exercises and drug to work.

Here is more:

In your case Knee support so you do not bend the knee enough to cut of circulating.

1).Use crutches. Rest. (do not play sports and lift any thing heavy, go to a pharmacy or medical supply and ask for a individual support for the injured areas, in your case get it and use it all the time but light exercises are OK). Just to reduce the swelling.
2). Cold and Hot compressions, alternately(ice the swelling in your case).
3). Pain killers such as Aspirin/Tylenol/ other. Aspirin is the one that brings down the swelling but some people are not able to take it.
4). Vitamin B6 it help rejuvenate the tissues.
5). Apply pain killer ointment and massage it lightly.

After healing, do light stretching and slowly get in to usual routing step by step.

Hope you have seen a Dr. and had a X' Rayed taken, or had MRI done (preferably both). Make an appointment for a Dr. and if need be cancel it later in time to avoid visit fees, if you get batter in time.

Treat the scratches with antibacterial. Like Bactine(it does not sting) or Equal, keep it covered and clean

See your health care provider as soon as possible (orthopedic). Three types of problems account for most leg pain not associated with injuries:

Inflammation and clots in veins--thrombophlebitis
Narrowing of arteries--intermittent claudication
"Overuse" problems associated with vigorous exercise, collectively referred to as "shin splints"

Thrombophlebitis is most likely to occur after a prolonged period of inactivity, such as a long car or plane ride. The pain is aching and usually not localized, but sometimes a firm and tender vein can be felt in the middle of the calf. Swelling doesn't always occur or may be so slight that it's hard to detect. See a (vascular surgeon), if a blood clot is possible.
I hope this helps you. And good luck.

Get it checked out at a hospital or the doctors straight away. It could be deep vein thrombosis even on a short flight.

if it was me i would go to the hospital today better safe than sorry ..they will scan it for blood clot ..go today if i was you

kellie m
Get checked out asap, it COULD be DVT, do not hesitate and go 2 A and E.

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