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I fell onto the edge of a bed. Landed on my ribs or back? It's bruised. Can't bend back can't lie down or sit down. Stand up on a tilt what've I done

I fell onto the edge of a bed. Landed on my ribs or back? It's bruised. Can't bend back can't lie down or sit down. Stand up on a tilt what've I done

I suggest you: go visit your doctor for an evaluation. Only after a physical examination will he/she be able to tell who what exactly may or may not be going on. ...Read more

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8 weeks ago I fell hard on my right side and bruised my ribs. Shortly after I started coughing up small amounts of phlegm (non smoker). Cause?

8 weeks ago I fell hard on my right side and bruised my ribs. Shortly after I started coughing up small amounts of phlegm (non smoker). Cause?

Lung bruise: A hard fall can cause the force of the impact to bruise the lung tissue. Drink lots of water but if this continues consider see MD to make sure nothing more is happening. http://www.freemd.com/rib-contusion/treatment.htm ...Read more

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I bruised my rib one week ago today when I fell in the shower. When can I start using the ab machines again at the gym? Or my regular weight machines?

When it feels ok: If you have a rib bruise, there is no medical reason you can't exercise. The limiting factor is pain. If you hurt too much, don't force it. Give yourself time to heal. When the exercises don't bother you more than you can take, go ahead and resume your normal exercise schedule. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I fell at work and bruised my ribs i haven't really been able to get a good nights sleep is there a certain way I should be sleeping or just cowboyup?

I fell at work and bruised my ribs i haven't really been able to get a good nights sleep is there a certain way I should be sleeping  or just cowboyup?

Tough situation!: Bruised and/or broken ribs are painful. It seems like no position is comfortable for sleeping. You might try sleeping in a recliner if you have one. I've even had patients who found it most comfortable to sit at a table and lean forward on pillows to sleep. An anti-inflammatory medication may help if you can take one without adverse symptoms. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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Hot wheels box fell on me at work, hit my ribs, got bad pain immediately, still hurting hrs later, hurts when I breathe too, did I bruise it? No marks

Hot wheels box fell on me at work, hit my ribs, got bad pain immediately, still hurting hrs later, hurts when I breathe too, did I bruise it? No marks

Mgt: I would suggest a heating pad,rest and Motrin as needed. If you have any shortness of breath or trouble breathing, please visit the ED. If you are still in pain after one day, please see your PCP. Most likely you did bruise the ribs/chest wall. ...Read more