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Having green stools, swollen arm and back pain after a fall. Taking Ibuprofen. Need to take X-ray?

My boyfriend fell out of a truck bed and landed on his arm and shoulder he is 45.he huft his arm and had mid back pain and now green stools .I have given him large doses of ibprofen but im worried that he needs toget x_rayed.his arm is very swollen we have iced it for twp worried something internal could be going on.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
Your boyfriend either has suffered a sprained ligament or a fracture which has caused the swelling. Our body tries to cope up with trauma by swelling but giving large doses of ibuprofen wil not only make our body mount a inefficient response,you are aggravating the condition as it has not been diagnoses either its a sprain or fracture. Also kidney takes lot of this drug and can affect kidney adversly.
Also,green stools means the bile is coming out of the body with out getting digested,may be due to stress of fall or other causes.
I advice you to take your boyfriend to hospital where he needs xray and managed accordingly.
For green stools,he needs a stool examination in absence of any abdominal symptoms or endoscopy and treated accordingly.
All the best
Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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