A member asked:

2 nights ago, i fell and have extreme pain on my side. excruciating to touch, no visible bruising. feels slightly swollen and according to someone who felt both sides, it feels more fluid like . it hurts to move around but not badly. broken or...?

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Dr. Marshall Bedder answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Could be broken: You certainly may have a rib fracture. See your PCP or Urgent care clinic. They can perform x-rays for confirmation. We don’t tape ribs anymore but NSAIDs like ibuprofen are useful for swelling as is ice.

Answered 3/21/2018



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