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Intense pain, difficulty in lifting the hand post breaking the wrist, have a cast that has loosened. should I go in for a new one?

Hi, I broke my left hand/ wrist last sunday and have had it in a cast since last tuesday...the pain has still not eased and i am unable to use my left hand still, however it is the pain that is most severe. Do i need to go back to the hospital? Also the cast is getting a little bit loose so is this normal or do i need a new one putting on? Could this also be the reason i am still in a lot of pain? thanks.
Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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Loosening of cast happens once the swelling subsides. The pain is likely to be due to displacement of the fractured fragments. You need to have an X-ray and examination to know the exact cause. Please do consult your doctor.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal
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