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After tripping over a curb and falling on his right side 3

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After tripping over a curb and falling on his right side 3 days ago, my 61 year old husband complains of increased pain, "all over" and has developed a headache, fever of 101.3 degrees and chills. He is drinking water and taking Advil, but I'm wondering at what point I should do something more than just let him sleep. Any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 years ago.


I think with this picture that he should be checked. I would advise just go shears to ER tonight. A fracture of a bone may cause a fevercas one possibility. If he injured soft tissue then an infection under the skin or cellulitis could be possible. You and he may look for reddened sore skin...internal injury may be possible

With him running fever I do worry if some infection. A CBC (complete blood count) may be run quickly at ER and would be useful to help determine significance of fever.

They could obtain xrays and other tests if needed depending on his exam.

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Anthony Bray MD

Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 years ago.

Typos sorry (ahead to ER ...NOT SHEARS !!)