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Constant swelling in the abdominal region post an accident resulting in broken ribs. Serious?

My girlfriend got into a car wreck and was diagnosed early Tuesday May 29th with 2 broken ribs - I believe it was the 6th and 7th rib and the doc said she was lucky because one is located by the heart . the next day she noticed some swelling in her abdominal region and it has been that way since. It doesnt hurt but I was wondering if this is normal considering the injury or if it may be something more serious.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
hello dear
apperance of swelling any where in the body (including abdomen) after trival trauma is usually a result of clotted blood (haematoma). simple ultrasound examination will diagnose it. if it is small without any symptoms no further treatment is required. if it is big and also causing pressure symtoms requires either aspiration or evacuation along with antibiotics and analgesics.
take care of your girlfriend
Answered: Thu, 28 Jun 2012
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General Surgeon Dr. Inderjeet Yadav's  Response
You should get her examined and get her Ultrasound abdomen done.If ultrasound doesn't tells the diagnosis then get CT scan of abdomen done.
Answered: Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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