Could this really be anything other than bruising?
October 9, 2006 12:15 PM Subscribe
How likely is it *really* that there's something worse than bruising wrong with me after a minor car accident?
posted by catfood to health & fitness (15 answers total)
On Friday I was in a minor car accident in my apartment's parking lot. A car backed out of a space and crashed into my moving car, resulting in a little damage to both of our cars, but neither of us seemed to feel hurt at the time. Since I was driving in the parking lot, I was going 10-15 mph, and while the idiot backing his car up was going too fast for what he was doing, it wasn't really *that* fast.
The next day I felt a little sore in my ribs and back and figured it was just the shock of the accident. Last night, my fiance put his arm around my ribs and I realized that it really kinda hurt. Today I'm also noticing that my ribs sort of hurt.
So, I know common sense says go to the doctor. And I am, I called my dr and am going to a walk-in urgent care clinic right after work. But seriously, is it really likely or even possible that it's anything other than some bruising from the seatbelt? The crash was so slow that the airbags didn't even deploy.
And I've been known to ponder things too much and be a little bit of a hypochondriac. I'm wondering if I'm imagining the ribs thing.