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Bruise on pelvic region after a horse riding accident, sharp pain on lower back above pelvis. Causes ?

Hi there, I recently was in a bad horseback riding accident. I went to the ER a day after it happened and had a CAT scan of my chest ( breathing problems) and hips (severe pain in left hip). The attending doctor said that I have no broken bones, and lungs look good. I now have a bruise the size of a softball on my pelvic region. The pain above my left hip is diminishing slowly, but still there for the most part. I sometimes get this sharp pain on my lower back right above my pelvis . It feels like a bunch of cold needles are going through my skin, but there isn t any bruising whatsoever. My left side is still pretty tender and a little harder than the other side in some areas. What are the possible causes for these issues on my left side?
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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The pain and tenderness on the left side is likely to be due to a soft tissue injury in the area. Since there are no skin color changes, a superficial hematoma is not likely. You need to rest for a few days, take a mild pain killer and do a hot fomentation in the area for relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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