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A 46-year-old male asked:

Just over aweek go i got up to get of bus and the driver put the breaks on abit sharp and i bumped the left hand side of my chest and now it hurts ?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
4-6 weeks: Ribs can take 4-6 weeks to heal completely from bruises or sprains. Usually you feel a good bit better by 2-3 weeks though.

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Last updated Aug 22, 2015

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