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Suggest timeline for healing from a chest wall contusion

I got into a car accident 2wks ago and was diagnosed with chest wall contusion. Well, I have been doing my breathing exercises but still having chest pains every now and then and its hard to breathe but I do have asthma... So, my question is how long does it take for a chest wall contusion to heal and should I be worried do I need to go to a doctor?
Thu, 18 May 2017
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Respected user, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly.
* There are no absolute timeline for healing from chest wall contusion.
* It depends on multiple factors as - size , depth of contusion - presence of
infection - comorbid conditions as diabetes / other related issues - local
care in form of cleanliness - general healing factors of patient - many
more .
* In a nutshell small , minor contusions heal within days but if major +/-
with infection or other conditions may take longer period .
Hope this clears your query.
Welcome for any further assistance better with photograph of it.
Thanks for using & giving me an opportunity to assist
Wishing you fine recovery from the same.
Regards dear take care.
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