U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A 59-year-old female asked:

Was unable to take a full breath when lying on my left side. since ceased, prodding area 2 ins in from sternum beside and under breast and area is tender to touch and burning sore when stretching. all began after stretching back. mammo in jan all ok?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sudha Bidani
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Could have a non displaced crack in the rib or pleuritic, cracked rib will be quite sore to touch. Laying on that side will be painful as well preventing you from taking a full breath.

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

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 26, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.