This is Dr. David
you could have a rib fracture.
you should go to the ER or urgent care center and get a rib xray serious or CT scan of the chest to look for rib fractures.
you should be icing the area as well to decrease inflammation and swelling and pain.
yes you can take a bath
and ice it afterwards
you injured your ribs last october? 2013?
there most likely is still scar tissue there.
well sounds like this would be a good time to go and see a doctor there.
don't be scared of going to see a doctor.
most likely just a rib fracture. or bone bruise
call and make an appointment to see a doctor.
are you willing to do that?
yes, most likely the referral should still be fine.
first step is cold compresses and NSAIDs
you could have thrombophlebitis
or superficial inflammation of superficial veins.
antibiotic therapy and ibuprofen and warm compresses can often help swollen varicose veins
for bad swollen varicose veins, it is a cosmetic procedure to remove
usually it is injected with saline or other sclerosing agents to shrivel up the swollen vein.
so it is not a vein bipass type of surgery.
yes, for treatment of varicose veins.
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