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Swelling in the breast due to injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Ive hit my breast
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please explain in detail
Doctor :   what symptoms do u have?
User :   Hello I hit my breast like 2 days ago and its stil hurting. Its like swollen. Please advise
Doctor :   is there any swelling?
Doctor :   Pain, redness?
User :   Swolling, tenderness, pain!
Doctor :   ok
User :   Ive taken ibuprofen but its still hurtying what should I do?
Doctor :   there might be hematoma or strain to tissue/muscles
Doctor :   how much ibuprofen dose you are taking?
Doctor :   How many times are you taking?
User :   I have hit it before and the discomfort last it quiet alot so im scare
User :   2 tablets, I hate taking med =( what should I do?
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   When there is problem u have to take medicines
Doctor :   Apply cold copmpresses
Doctor :   every 3 hrs
User :   is the swalling normal?
Doctor :   there could be swelling
Doctor :   usually blood clots and cause swelling
Doctor :   also there is tissue damage
Doctor :   you need to do 2 things now
User :   Should I worry about this? Should I go see a local doc?
Doctor :   1. Ibuprofen 600mg 4 times a day
Doctor :   2. go to pharmacy and buy ice packs
User :   Ok mine were 200 grams
Doctor :   apply ice packs on the breast
Doctor :   200mg is very small dose
User :   Isnt 600 mg to much though?
Doctor :   max dose is 800mg every 4 hrs
User :   Ok, I suffer heart burn so I wouldn't like it to make my stomach ache, but ill try that
Doctor :   u can use also use 800mg every 6 hrs
Doctor :   ten use Pantop 40mg/omeprazole
Doctor :   where do u live?
User :   Usa
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u will get prilosec on the counter
Doctor :   take 2 tablets of prolosec
Doctor :   each tab 20mg
Doctor :   so 2 tab make 40 mg
User :   So os it normal that start hurting way after?
Doctor :   what ?
User :   Yea I already take that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   watch for for wswelling
Doctor :   if the swelling apprear and increases in size
User :   Sorry I meant to ask if its normal that the pain showed up later?
Doctor :   no
User :   What do you mean?
Doctor :   later means after u hurt the breast
User :   Yes
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it very soft muscle and fat tisue
Doctor :   when got hurt it strains like any muscle
Doctor :   if u get fever, u need to consult doctor for antibitics
User :   Ok what was it that you said it was again?
Doctor :   when there is trauma, there is hematoma/blood clotting
Doctor :   Do u follow this?
User :   What does it mean if you get fever?
Doctor :   I am coming there
Doctor :   Do u follow the above sentence
Doctor :   when there is trauma, there is hematoma/blood clotting
User :   Lol yes
Doctor :   the hematoma ot clot usually dissolves by ibuprofen
Doctor :   OK
User :   Ok
Doctor :   it takes may be 1 wk
Doctor :   if it does not dissolve some times it might get infected
Doctor :   do u follo w this?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   when it is infected u get fever
User :   Ok
Doctor :   then u need antibitics and further help from MD
User :   Ok
Doctor :   That is why I am telling u to watch for swelling
User :   Ok. But its already swollen...
Doctor :   then go to MD and get a course of antibitics also
User :   Hmmm im not quite understanding... I dont have fever, just swelling and pain from the injury
Doctor :   apply hot compress instead of ice.

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