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A 22-year-old male asked:

I got punched in the left pectoral muscle one week ago, and it now hurts worse also hurts when i cough. what is the problem and how do i fix it?

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Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 32 years experience
Muscle pain: How hard was your punch in muscle.? Does not sound like you fractured anything. Muscle trauma can cause mild hematoma - bleed in muscle. Usually resolves on its own in 2to3 weeks. Ice gentle massage and pain meds in form of Ibuprofen if not contraindicated can help. Rest muscle and avoid straining . Ice is your best friend.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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