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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?

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Dr. Sudha Bidani
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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.

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