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Immediate weight gain after injury

Rdunnigan1968Rdunnigan1968 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
This weekend I was helping my father get up from the bleachers at my son’s baseball game and he put all of his weight on me and we both fell down the wooden bleachers. My dad is completely fine but I got the wind knocked out of me and couldn’t breathe well for about 10 minutes. My ribs on the left side are KILLING ME!! They said they’re not broken but bruised and I will be in a lot of pain for at least two weeks. Anyway I gained 3 lbs in 3 days!!!!! WHY?? I have literally maintained the same macros I have for two years and then all the sudden I gained 3 pounds in three days?? Why??


  • thisvickyrunsthisvickyruns Member Posts: 111 Member Member Posts: 111 Member
    Water weight as your body repairs the damage to your ribs.
  • Rdunnigan1968Rdunnigan1968 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Wow, thank you!! I was really freaking out!!
  • mylittlerainbowmylittlerainbow Member Posts: 726 Member Member Posts: 726 Member
    I agree - water weight. I broke my arm and I definitely swelled up (not just the arm, either) as the tissues retained fluid to start to repair the injury. Trauma does that to you. Keep on drinking and do not panic.
  • rheddmobilerheddmobile Member Posts: 6,209 Member Member Posts: 6,209 Member
    Yep, very normal. When I hurt my knee I gained a pound a day for four days.
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