Fractured Pelvis Home Care
Home care for pelvic bone fracture includes:
- Apply cold compresses:
- Apply for 20-30 minutes, every 1-2 hours, for the first few days.
- Rest until the pain subsides.
- Begin walking only when directed to do so by your doctor.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- To avoid constipation:
- Eat a high fiber diet.
- Take a fiber supplement.
- Take prescription medicines as directed.
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
Fractured Pelvis Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have pelvic bone fracture and any of the following:
- Pain during urination
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Inability to urinate
- Worsening leg pain
- Worsening leg swelling (unilateral)
- Worsening leg swelling (bilateral)
- Leg numbness (unilateral)
- Leg weakness (unilateral)
- Worsening abdominal pain
- Worsening constipation
- Worsening pelvic pain
Continue to Fractured Pelvis Outlook
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