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 How long am i suppose to stay awake for after i just got into a fight with some girl and got hit in the head.?
please help me.?
- im really really tired but i heard it was dangerous to go to sleep . plus i have to have my head against the wall or laying down because its hurts to lift it, it feels heavy . ...

 Toe problems help hurry!!!?
Ok i can be clumsy and last night i stubbed my toe but the pain had stopped well just a little bit ago my toe started hurting super bad when i took my uggs off my toe was really red and have 3 small ...

 Will staples in the head cause hair to not grow back on the scar?
I recently had a head injury that had me go get 9 staples in the head, will my hair grow back on the scar after I have my staples removed in 2 weeks?...

 Had a shin split two years ago and I am looking to resume jogging. Any advice?
Two years ago I had vicious shin split which forced me to take a break for two years without jogging.

Right now it feels OK and I am looing to start jogging and most importantly avoid ...

 How long to keep someone awake to make sure they don't have a concussion?
My son got hit with a bat on accident by his sister. He has a knot but we are using ice and I think he is ok. I know he has to stay awake for awhile but I don't know how long.
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 Friend in cycle crash-in icu. head trauma-did craneotomy relieve pressure of brain-put in coma-will he live?
today they reduced the sedative to about half. took out the drain tubes from his scull. he has collasped lung, broken collar bone and broken arm they will put pins in. they said today at half of ...

 OMG my 2yr-old son just fell under the lawnmower and his face is all messed up and bleeding, what do I DO??!!!
Arrghh!! One of his eyes is almost hanging out and everything OMG...

I just got chalazion and im supposed 2 have a very important interview with a university that i want 2 go 2 in 2 days time. this thing started hurting yasterday n now its swelling up fast n it really ...

 Small 3rd degree burn discharge and smelly,infection?
ok ive had a small 3rd degree burn for about 3 weeks and the bottom of it will sometimes discharge and smell but only the outline of the burn is red doesnt streak anywhere and is on my leg not hands ...

 Can someone tell me what to do for carpal tunnel syndrome? i am in a lot of pain and i keep dropping things?

 Carpal tunnel syndrome queston?
i have had the examination and surgery . my wife is a very timid woman and easily scared she is to undergo this test monday. should i warn her the test is very painful or keep my mouth shut?please ...

 Make a bruise look worse? lmao?
Can't believe i'm actually going to ask this....but last week i got into a fight with one of my friends....like a physical fight...
and she kicked me HARD and on the side of my knee i ...

 Cheerleading Jumps?
Hi, I want to join my high school cheerleading team next year (I've been cheerleading for about three years) but I have a problem. Whenever I do a toe-touch I end up hurting myself. I'm ...

 Pus coming out of my pierced ears, what should i do?
Like there is that sticky stuff coming out of my ear that i had pierced 3 weeks ago. Does it mean its infected?
There are sites that say i should take it out and clean it really well and put it ...

 My boyfriend slammed my wrist in the trunk in the summer. and it still hurts! what's the deal?

 Whats a backslab plaster cast ?

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10 points to who ever gets it right,oh and im a orthopaedic plaster technician.No Cheating....

 Is this serious?
i have a doubt that my tail bone is weak. a couple of years ago, i fell down on the floor and it hurt the area around my hip bone. i didnt pay much attention to this matter b4 but recently i have ...

 Brken leg 7 operations what compensation should i get out of work now 3 full years had external fixator 7mths?
accident at work slipped on wet floor and broke my tibia and fibia i have had 7 operation to try and correct the problem over the past 3 years i have had 5 nches taken off my leg through opperations ...

 I have sprained my foot.?
Any suggestions how long it will take to heal? What should I do to get a quick recovery!! I have been walking around on it all day, Its really painful!!
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Had it x-...

 How long does it take for a fractured pelvis to heal and pinched nerves on my back?
I fell from a balcony that gave way from a house.I fell about ten feet landing on my right side causing me to have a fractured pelvis and pinched nerves on my right side of my back....

Should I go to a doctor? (Really bad bruise)?
I fell down the stairs at a New Year's party.... received a really huge, really swollen bruise on my outer thigh. It is about the size of my hand and is noticeably swollen even with my pants on. It's very dark purple, almost black. I'm wondering if this is something I should see my doctor for? Or should I just ice it? It hurts like a mother! Thanks for any advice!

Btw, I also bruised my back and my ribs are sore. I can barely touch any of the bruises, because they're so painful. I'm pretty sure I didn't break or fracture anything, though... think I would know if I did. :-)

You have a REALLY bad bruise. Let it go for now, keep icing it, etc. If it gets worse over the next couple of days, then go get it checked out.

Name here!!!
I think you should b/c that sounds really bad. I would go to a doc if i were you.

Betty Boop
you should go to a doctor because a friend of mine got a bruise also some years ago and she didn't go to the the doctor and now she have mark where the bruise use to be, so you should go to see a doctor.

OMG, I totally feel your pain! I did the SAME THING several years back. I slipped in vomit at the top of a stairwell and fell all the way down the steps carrying a 30 lb amplifier on my chest. I went to the doctor for a MASSIVE bruise that went from my upper hip all the way down my thigh. They insisted on doing x-rays because they couldn't believe I'd not fractured anything. I hadn't and was fine. If you're postive nothing's fractured then I'd say just take it easy. Soak in a bath of epsom salt to help with the pain. My vote is not to bother with the doc if you're absolutely positive nothing's broken or fractured.

Sandra G
Yes you should go to the doctors. Better safe than sorry.

Elaine P
Fractures are not always obvious. For example, you can still walk with a fractured bone in your leg, but it can get worse. You should see a doctor and get some X-rays especially of your ribs. Why take a chance that something serious has happened to you?

well you should go just in case something is fractured, i had a bruise just like yours...the size of my hand and it was almost black, it did hurt really bad but it went away after a while...but yeah you should go to the dr's just in-case something is wrong! if not just ice it.

Doesn't sound like a fracture so there's not much a doc can do. Ice it carefully, up to 15 mins at a time for the next few days till the swelling goes down, then you can use cold and heat alternately to stimulate the circulation. Homeopathic Arnica is great for injuries and bruising - you can buy it at Boots and take 1 tablet 3 times a day. While you're at Boots, get some WitchHazel to bathe it with or use as a compress, these should help reduce pain too. Vitamin C helps the body to heal tissue so really up your intake of fresh fruit and veg, or take as a supplement, 1gm a day is a very safe limit, many people take more.
Good luck!

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