Got hit by a baseball in my midsection. The pain is getting worse and won't go away.

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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, name's JD. A few weeks ago I was practicing at the local batting cages down here near the University of Texas at Austin where I go to school, when I got caught off guard, and one of the baseballs slammed into my midsection. It came out of nowhere. I immediately dropped my bat, screamed out in pain, and dropped to the ground in tears. It was the most painful thing I've ever felt in my life. I was just laying there and couldn't move because I was in so much pain. Two of my buddies who were there with me had to run in and help me up and out of the batting cage. They took me to the ER, and the doctor told me I was just sore from the force of the ball hitting me. He said to put ice on it.

Now though, a few weeks later, the pain is not getting any better. I can barely walk, I keep getting really bad pains in my stomach too. I have a really pain in my midsection and in my upper legs. I am in extreme pain now when I urinate. I also am having really bad pain when I have sex with my girlfriend, especially when I ejaculate. I have started to walk with a limp now too. I am in so much pain, and it keeps getting worse. The pain is really starting to affect my schoolwork and concentration. I can't even play baseball anymore, which is my passion, because I am in so much pain over this. I'm only 23, so I'm really worried and scared too. I have never felt pain this bad before in my life. I am in so much pain and I've tried every kind of painkiller (Percocet, Vicodin, Tylenol, Motrin, Codeine, etc.), even a shot of whiskey, and it's not helping. The doctor here at UT campus health just keeps saying its normal and to keep putting ice on it. It also hurts when I'm laying in bed too. It's just getting unbearable. Could I have some kind of internal bleeding even? Can a baseball hitting my midsection at a really high rate of speed really do all this to me? I can't handle this pain much longer, and all my doctor keeps telling me to do is put ice on my midsection, which doesn't help.

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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you need to stop messing around with campus medical and get yourself to another doctor or go to the ER and insist on some lab work and some x-rays and/or CAT scans to see what is going on.

I know for a fact that a baseball can do a lot of damage, and sometimes it is not immediately apparent. When I was a kid my best friend's older brother got hit in the chest with a line drive. His initial exam showed that he just had some bad external bruising, but a few days later he was feeling worse and it was found that the impact had actually bruised his heart. He was fine after proper treatment, but if it hadn't been caught it could have been a lot worse.
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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree...get to the ER right could have a tear in your spleen, or other injury that could cause you real problems. It sounds like perhaps your kidney has been any rate, we're not doctors, and you need to see one urgently.

Please come back here and tell us how you're doing. This mom doesn't want to have to worry about you.

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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to the ER right away. This is nothing to play with and nothing we can diagnose here. Noone on this site is a Dr and nobody, even a Dr, could tell you how much internal damage has been done without proper testing.

Please do not wait on this as you do not want to end up causing permanent damage for something that can be fixed with proper medical treatment.

Campus medical can be a great benefit to some, but I know from personal experience that they don't always get it right. I still suffer from something that campus medical (we affectionately called the voodoo hut 25 years ago) diagnosed incorrectly. Perhaps they are right in your case, but it's not worth the worry and the pain to live like this and take the risk.

All my best!
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