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I bruised the ribs in my lower left back in a ski accident.

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I bruised the ribs in my lower left back in a ski accident. I hit a tree stump hard on a fall in my lower left back region. I had X Rays and the doctor checked my lower abdomen for pain and the x rays didn't show any unusual conditions. I have been taking Alleve and Tylenol as prescribed by the MD. My stomach is very bloated and pushed out and it feels like I have gained 10 lbs but my weight is normal.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I don't take any meds daily and have never had allergic reactions. I am currently taking 2 Alleve every 12 hours plus 1000mg of Tylenol every 8 hours.I have been diagnosed with IBS and have had a couple of diverticulitious attacks in the past but this feels very different.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not that I can think.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Stomach bloating might be related to painkillers you are taking regularly now a days. As far as there is no blood in vomitus, stool or abdominal pain nothing much to worry about. Intestines slow downs after a trauma. I would recommend you to take tablet metoclopramide to increase motility, ginger tea, walking after every meal could improve the situation a lot. It should get better within 1 to 2 days.

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 5 months ago

I hope you are feeling better. Let me know if you have followup questions.

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