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...?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
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

360 views

Thank

Related Questions

Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question