I know you guys aren't doctors, but anyone have an idea?...

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  1. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a disclaimer: guys(men), there is a little "women talk" in here!

    I need some quick "doctor" advice before I go running to the dr's office, and they make me look like an idiot again (trust me, I went through 6 months of visits, drawing blood - which I HATE, them going between telling me I have fibromyalgia, thyroid problems, telling me it's in my head ect -when actually I had lyme. Then when I sprained my ankle, they basically laughed at me because I went in when it wasn't actually broken...On my behalf, I was worried about a small bone being broken, not something big, seeing how I roll it more than normal and it hurts like heck to put weight on it, thank you!) Anyway....

    My pony and I took a fall last Tuesday (he's only 13.2hh, but that is still a good fall!) - he slipped on a pole with his front feet and went down. He landed on my lower leg, and I landed flat on my shoulder/hip. On Wednesday (when the adrenalin wore off, and the pain set in), besides my lower back/shoulders/necks hurting, I also got a cramp like feeling in my lower left abdomen - about even with my hip bone. For all you women out there who get bad menstrual cramps, you know exactly what I am talking about...That is EXACTLY how it feels (about the same place as well)....Please don't tell me it's menstrual cramps, because it has been almost a week with no "flo" (also not time for that yet)...

    It hurts to cough/sneeze, and it is always there. Any kind of "pressure" makes it hurts worse, otherwise, it's more of an annoyance than a stabbing, going to kill me pain. (edited to add - I am a hardy person, so my "annoyance" might be a killing me type pain for someone who isn't good at ignoring pain!)

    I HATE (enter hissy fit here) going to the doctors, so I'm avoiding it unless it really is that alarming...

    Hopefully someone has some experience with this, or might have some idea why it would be hurting there?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It actually sounds to me like you had a cyst and the fall caused it to burst. If the pain continues you are going to have to see a doctor.
     
  3. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    If I lived closer I'd come pick up and and go to the doctor with you. And it actually sound like a trip to the emergency room is more in order.
    I can truly empathsize - I thought I had the market cornered on hating doctors - but sometimes you just have to go. Do you have a friend that can go with you?
     
  4. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh...That isn't something that needs immediate attention is it? The pain has actually been getting worse today...That's the only reason I thought to ask [​IMG] If it's still getting worse tomorrow, I might see about going to my dr's office... [​IMG]

    And thanks Coopa Cabana...I do have a few people that would go with me...That might ease the stress a little bit
     
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  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yes, if it ruptured and is bleeding, waiting could do more harm than not. I would go to ER if it were me.
     
  6. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could be a cyst, could be a torn ligament. Not sure what you should do but no lifting, twisting, etc for at least a week. If the pain gets worse in the next day or so go to a doctor. If not just continue to lay low and rest, no straining. Even something as simple as getting out of bed can strain it so be well aware of your body mechanics and hopefully it's a ligament that needs rest.

    Good luck, and hope your pony is faring better than yourself.
     
  7. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    For internal stuff, you are better off going to the dr. You may have some little rupture somewhere and you wouldn't want it to become an emergency at some time in the future. I'd go to the Dr. tomorrow...
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I want to say that I am only expressing an opinion. You need a real physician to tell you what is wrong.
     
  9. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya...I just wanted to get an idea of what it might be...So then I am totally freaked out when I go, and (hopefully) it is only something minor [​IMG]

    Thanks guys! I think I just needed the extra moral support to call the drs office [​IMG]
    I'm going to call my normal dr. in the morning (I can get a same day appointment)...I have way too much school work to do tonight to be injured!!! [​IMG] Yes...here is my main problem [​IMG]


    And yes, my little pony boy is fairing much better than I am!! He's so lucky [​IMG]
     
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  10. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hiya.
    Yeah, I would wait for the Dr appointment tomorrow...
    Dr's in the ER, if anything, have gotten *mad* at me for coming in and *wasting* their time if I was still able to walk. [​IMG]
    I've had both the aforementioned educated guess, and a somewhat similiar mystery ailment that may have been a torn something or other, since it was worsened by work, and sneezing ,coughing, moving.....
    Wondering if you can supply a little more detail about the exact area that hurts, how large it is, and the nature of the pain? Throbbing, stabbing, constant, off and on, ect. and perhaps I can help with the guessing. Edited to say - Sorry, I know you already did describe it some... but a little more, if you can manage it please.
     
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