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Shin hurt and in pain. Why is the hip painful?

I am a 26 yr old (not pregnant) female. I fell onto my Left side on the ground 2 days ago and hurt my hand and left arm but was fine other than that. Yesterday my shins and Left side started hurting. Since last night I can t bend, turn over in bed, cough , or sneeze without my lower left quadrant hurting so badly that I double over in pain. What would be causing my lower left quadrant pain - down by my hip - after this fall?
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Thank you for the query.

It is very common that couple of days after trauma the pain is getting worst. It is caused by repairing processes of soft tissues due to nerves irritations by cells degradation products. So you probably are suffering because of soft tissues (muscles, tendons) contusion. Such pain can last for about a week or two. But such pain can be also caused by some fractures as well. Left side trauma should be always checked for spleen contusion.
It is advisable for you to have left arm and hand, left leg X-rays and abdominal ultrasound to rule out fractures and abdominal internal contusions.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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