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A 31-year-old male asked:

Hello dr i went down a water slide 4 days ago. i was laying arms crossed over chest i was flipped on my arms and lost breath i have a pain in the side i was flipped heart side when i push on it it gets worse i am breathing fine and heart rate fine

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
First of all: it sound like you bruised your ribs (and possibly displaced the cartilages which attach those ribs to your sternum (breastbone) Secondly what's a 31 year old doing sliding down water slides...your bones are not as flexible as a child's!!!! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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