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Blunt injury to the jaws causing swelling - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Well, I was assulted three days ago...
Doctor :  
User :   punched in the jaw,
Doctor :  
User :   instantly the area where I struck began to swell
User :   looks like there is an egg under the skin
Doctor :  
User :   very bad looking but no pain
User :   bruising
User :   as i expected
Doctor :  
User :   Im curious is there fluid in this type of swelling the comes instantly?
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   22 male
Doctor :  
there are no fluid that is secreted over the site of injury.
User :   nope, the skin wasnt broken or even scratched on the outside, my teeth did not puncture the skin on the inside either
Doctor :  
However it can cause inflammatory reaction causing the swelling.
Doctor :  
What was the weapon that was used to assault you?
User :   closed fist with a roll of quarters packed in hand
Doctor :  
Though there were no external wounds the blunt injury can itself cause the swelling.
Doctor :  
You can visit a GP for further evaluation and proper treatment.

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