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I am a 55 year old stroke survivor and I have been taking

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I am a 55 year old stroke survivor and I have been taking Xarelto for 2 years now. Yesterday I fell and I hit by back on something. I really don't remember anything but suddenly being on the floor. Anyway I have a really bad bruise on my back, right at my spine. It is VERY painful, swollen and feels hot to the touch. Is this something I should be concerned about? Xarelto makes me nervous.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This can be due to the lot of bleeding.

Feeling of warmth is concerning for possible bacterial infection as well.

You should apply lot of ice over the area.

The hematoma can press on the nerves and spine causing lot of symptoms sometimes.

Hence better to get it checked at the ER with a scan.

Please avoid any physical activities.

And xarelto may need to be held for a day or two after discussing with your doctor if the swelling is expanding.

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