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Do I have internal bleeding in my hip or back ?

hi there i have had a motorbikecrash in the last few days and fell onto my hip and then slid along the road scraping my arm and shoulder . they are fine but my hip is still in a lot of pain and has started throbbing, there are also some marks around the big red area that look like stretch marks . i have not vomitted blood but i am worried about internal bleeding . my back has begun to hurt today as well. i am in laos at the moment so the nearest hospital is in thailand,it onlyhappened two days ago and will be there in a week. is it worth going to the hospital to get checked?
Asked On : Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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The pain, redness and throbbing sensation is due to possible soft tissue injury like the skin, subcutaneous tissue. You need to get an X-ray of the Pelvis to confirm. Are you able to pass urine normally, no blood in urine. If you had internal bleeding you would have gone faint and cold skin. You need to go to the Hospitally as early as you can ideally but for now avoid riding bike. Take help while walking. If you have any tingling and numbness of your feet you must rush to the Hospital. Drink plenty of water. Eat protein rich diet. Take Tablet Acetaminophen/Paracetamol 500mg three times a day over food for pain relief. Get examined by the Doctor as soon as you can.
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