General Health Care

Broken Ribs? Please help.?

Asked By: elsworthjulie
I am a 30 year old female and got punched extremely hard in my upper right rib cage just below my breast. For a whole minute I couldnt breathe. I was very scared. I am very skinny and I have no meat on my bones, so there wasnt much to protect my bones. Ever since then, it kills to lift myself up out of bed. There is severe pain when I cough, laugh and sneeze. I am in pain every which way I move. It hurts to toss and turn in bed and hurts to lay on my right side. It hurts when I breathe, but hurts worse when I exhale. I am able to get around and function, but I am very slow because I have to be careful how I move my body around. This is extrememly uncomfortable. I dont want to go to the doctor. Is there anything I can do to speed up my healing process? How long will it take? I dont know if my ribs are bruised, cracked or broken. Please help.
5 Answer(s) · 15 years ago

what is better for pain-aleve, advil or tylenol?

Asked By: birdlady
what is better for pain-aleve, advil or tylenol?
10 Answer(s) · 17 years ago

i really need your help iv been in so much pain and idk what to do?

Asked By: Anonymous
my boyfriend just broke up with me because me and my brother were talking about him on myspace and my brother told me to dump him and my boyfriend read the messages and then he dumped me ill do anything i can to get hi back. i love him and im in so mutch pain i want him back and i want to say sorry and have him be mine agian before he moves on but how..??
2 Answer(s) · 15 years ago

What would happen if you took a handle and burnt it?

Asked By: Hannah J
What do you think will happen.
1 Answer(s) · 15 years ago

Is it legal for a hospital to make a 5-year old girl with severe fracture wait for 6 hours?

Asked By: ?
the 5-yr old girl got fractured and was in extreme pain - the hospital in town couldn't treat her, so they asked her to be taken to another town 1 hour from here. In that hospital the doctor didn't arrive for nearly 2-3 hours & when he finally arrived, the girl's parents were asked to complete the formalities & then the doctor asked them to go to another town even further away...finally, after 6 hours the girl recieved treatment. I mean even a normal adult can't bear a fracture for more than a couple of hours - but a 5-year old girl was made to do that for 6 hours...
10 Answer(s) · 15 years ago

anyone know reliable sites to get pain meds without scrips??

Asked By: smurfette
i have seen a lot and they all seem like scams.... or foriegn countrys insurence was cancelled and i had prescriptions, but no longer.............
4 Answer(s) · 16 years ago

How much ibuprofen is actually okay to ingest in one day?

Asked By: CT1222
I have heard and read many differing reports from as little as 800mg/daily all the way to 1600 mg daily. And besides that, what are the negative side effects of taking too much IB? I take about 1000mg a day for pain management compounded with a narcotic, but have noticed no ill side effects yet. Anybody informed about this issue? Thanks!
3 Answer(s) · 14 years ago

If I were using my vacuum and got my foot sucked up, should I unplug the vacuum or turn it off?

Asked By: Anonymous
It's very painful, but I don't want to do something wrong and injure my foot.
8 Answer(s) · 16 years ago

My 3 y.o. will be put under anesthesia at hospital soon. What can we expect & how can we prepare him?

Asked By: K R
He's not having serious surgery- it's a relatively quick procedure but I know he'll be scared to be at the hospital and possibly seperated from us.
4 Answer(s) · 16 years ago