Re: Rib Cage Injury - Ruptured Spleen?
just based upon your description,it would be much more 'likely" just given where our organs are normally located that you just could have actually hit you L kidney and not so much the spleen? the spleen is more to the front of our body while that kidney just IS located in our back. and usually with most people and their overall understanding of its location, its much higher than most people think. see if you can at least track down a full anatomical look somewhere at just where the kidneys are actually located in comparrison to where that 'hit" is located. i just think the chances are much higher that the kidney may have possibly been 'bruised" than any real impact getting to that spleen in the anterior ya know what i mean?
this could also just be a bruised lower back ribcage too. i would really just see your primary doc about this to ensure that everything is okay in there. you just never really know whats up inside til you get things evaled. he could possibly send you for at least a CT(or MRI, but more spendy) since the organs generally just do not show real well upon plain x rays. if there is ANY level of actual bleed anywhere, it would be picked up upon a CT scan. do you have any pain in that back area when urinating at all? can you actually see the bruising from the hit on the outside? what about pain upon palpation,light pressing of the front area where you stated you are feeling that pain as well? anything? what about when pressing into the back area too?
anything that would be possible to have going on in there right now would depend much more on just what you actually hit and how hard it pushed in to your body. thank god it was not the corner, i do think THAT could have been much much worse considering. right now you just really need to do the better safe than sorry type thing. it could just be a bruising to the back ribcage or could involve much more ya know? but getting to your doc as soon as you can at this point really is kind of important. hopefully its nothing serious, but things DO need to be evaled just to find that out right now. good luck and please keep us posted botanica. **
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