Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abdominal Contusion Outlook

What to expect with an abdominal contusion:

  • Most people recover completely from abdominal contusions.
  • Pain, swelling and bruising usually resolves in 10 to 14 days.
  • Rarely, those with abdominal contusions have long-standing soreness in the abdominal wall.

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Last Updated: Oct 14, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Abdominal Contusion References
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