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Have i broken my elbow or is it just bruising?

I was in my room and as i was on my way out i caught my left foot in the bottom of the duvet and fell onto my chest of draws with my arm. I cannot bend my arm fully back or forth. I have bruising and swelling, the pain is unbelievable. I cannot lift my arm and if i do not move my arm for a while when i go to move it, the pain starts as soon as i move it. Any suggestions as to what it might be?

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BethanyyMoss

Asked by BethanyyMoss at 6:59 PM on Jul. 28, 2013 in Health

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  • How about you go to the ER and have it checked out?
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 7:02 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • I have been to out of hours and the doctor said he doesnt think its broken, however if the pain gets worse then come back in the morning and have an xray. Its just when i bend it, thats when the pain begins :( Its quite bruised and when i touch my elbow it severelly hurts
    BethanyyMoss

    Comment by BethanyyMoss (original poster) at 7:04 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • So what was the point of this question then?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:10 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • I dont know whether to get it checked out or see if it gets any better?
    BethanyyMoss

    Comment by BethanyyMoss (original poster) at 7:13 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • If the Dr says it's not broken, what do you want us to say?

    That he's full of shit and it is?
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 7:14 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • It sounds like the pain my boyfriend had when he fractured his elbow. But I would guess bad bruising would hurt, too, so you'll be best off to follow your doctor's orders.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 7:18 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • He said he doesnt think its broken, but he didnt x ray so he doesnt fully know.... I was asking for advice that was all, because the pain is worse. Obviously hes not full of shit but he wouldnt know if it was fractured or whatever without an xray would he
    BethanyyMoss

    Comment by BethanyyMoss (original poster) at 7:18 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • Thank you Ballad :')
    BethanyyMoss

    Comment by BethanyyMoss (original poster) at 7:20 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • I'm not sure why he didn't do an x-ray? Regardless, I think you need to plan on going back for that
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 7:20 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • You need an X-ray. Good luck hope its better soon.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:22 PM on Jul. 28, 2013

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