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Have a fracture, wrist and fingers swollen, constant pain. Get an Xray?

My elderly dad fell 3 weeks ago. Taken to hospital and x rayed but sent home saying no fracture , just badly bruised. Now his wrist and fingers are very swollen and he s in constant pain. His GP checked him today but said taking him back to A&E would be a waste of time. Should I go with my gut feeling and insist on another x ray or should I listen to his GP?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Hi, welcome to HCM.
If he is having continous pain and swelling then you must ask for another xray or CT SCAN. Because in just a bruise pain will subside in 24 hours.
Whatever may be next investigation or management keep hand completely immobile. Mobility increases pain significantly.

Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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