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Severe pain and swelling in the lower rib after an accident. Bloated abdomen, burping and discomfort. Liver injury?

I ran into a 2X4 head-on and the impact came at my lower right rib. I lost my breath and was in pain, but the next day I just had soreness in that area. The last 2 days, I have had a bloated abdomen, burping, and more discomfort with movement and when riding in the car. The right side of my rib cage is swollen, but the bloatedness bothers me the most.

I have no fever, vomiting, bleeding, or light headedness, but am concerned that I could have hurt my liver or pancreas? Is it safe to just wait and see if I am OK?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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No, it's not advisible to wait & watch.With the blow over your Rt. lower rib,along with swelling,pain & bloating -there is possibility of injury ti liver-an important organ. It can be easily excluded/controlled/ cured/ prevented from a graver damage by earliest expert consultation,sonogrphy/CT scan if indicated &earliest managment.
Please take rest,don't massage,& consult.
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Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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