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I fell and hit my ribs now it's real sore and hard to sleep. I can also feel it in back area. It doesn't hurt to bad when I take deep breath. Doctor?

I fell and hit my ribs now it's real sore and hard to sleep. I can also feel it in back area. It doesn't hurt to bad when I take deep breath. Doctor?

ICE/IBUPROfEN: Ice and Ibuprofen will help. Suggest you get xray to find out if there is a fracture. If so 6-8 weeks before healing occurs. Hope this helps Good Luck! ...Read more

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I fell on my back and now my neck and ribs hurt what do I do?

I fell on my back and now my neck and ribs hurt what do I do?

Get eval: Hard to tell what is wrong without an exam, so best for you to get evaluated by a dr. However, sounds like a a musculoskeletal sprain/strain with rib contusion and you can start by resting and taking an anti-inflammatory (if not allergic). Good luck. ...Read more

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2wks ago over stretched and fell,major pain right side under rib goes to back. whole right side swollen and hard …painful all the time. Go see a dr?

2wks ago over stretched and fell,major pain right side under rib goes to back. whole right side swollen and hard …painful all the time.  Go see a dr?

Not a bad idea: If after 2 weeks pain is still quite severe and especially if the pain increases upon inspirations and prevents you from catching a nice full breath then, you'll want to know whether or not there was a rib fracture. For that you'll need an X-ray. If you'd like to discuss anything on a private consultation feel free to make an appointment with me by using Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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What could be cause of hard lump, size of gumball, on bottom right rib felt on back/side. Had 12 years now. Not usually painful unless pressed on alot?

What could be cause of hard lump, size of gumball, on bottom right rib felt on back/side. Had 12 years now. Not usually painful unless pressed on alot?

NotSeriousGetChecked: You have had this for 12 years and it has not changed.It is hard lump to feel which means it is likely to be in the rib itself or over it Could be a cyst or a healed scar from old fracture or a benign tumor It needs to be evaluated by your Primary Care Doctor when you next visit him/her let him check it ...Read more

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