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Had a fall and broke ribs of lower back. Started to vomit, diarrhea. Is it due to accident?

I recently fell and broke two ribs on my lower back and suffered a puncture wound that required thirty stitches. I was released from the hospital the same day with instructions to keep it clean and get some rest. Unfortunately, I live alone and was completed leveled when I started to vomit uncontrollably. Without in 5 hours it was both diarrhea and vomiting . This lasted for almost two days without a break. Somehow I manage to reach out for help and got some fluids and a babysitter. I am better now but extremely weak and can only eat bland food. I still have mild diarrhea. Is there a correlation to my accident and the onset of flu like symptoms.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Ideally it is caused by the fall, there is a theory behind it. Severe vomiting is caused inflammation of pleura, that is outer layer of the lungs. it might be even caused by trauma, inflammation or infection. So severe pleural inflammation caused severe chest pain with vomiting.
Even it might mimic flu like symptoms, So what I suggest for you is to get one chest x ray done and review.

Secondly see if you symptoms do get better with positional variations, like sitting, standing and lying. If it do happens then you might need to under go some more investigations like CT thorax.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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