Florence, SC
A 34-year-old female asked:

My 13 yr old daughter fell on her side 3 days ago. it's hard to take deep breath, eat, walk 4 2 long and have a bowel movement. is there a chance she has any fractured ribs?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hard to speculate: The described trauma is too vague to predict an injury. That said, if it is interfering with her normal daily activities to this extent the problem can range from simple muscle pain to a ruptured spleen. It is time to have her seen at urgent care or an ER.
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