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This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having pain after a fall and bruise
you should be icing the area to help decrease pain and swelling with a bag of crushed ice in a zip lock bag wrapped in a towel for 10-20 minutes 4-6 times a day.
make sure you take advil with food already in your stomach and with plenty of water. never on an empty stomach.
you can alternate with 325-500mg of tylenol as well
if this doesn't help, you should see a doctor and get a rib xray to check for fractured ribs
you might need stronger pain pills from your doctor like percocets or a prescription 5% lidocaine patch on the area to decrease pain.
do you have a doctor you can see if the pain gets worse?
when did you fall?
I see. have you been using ice on the area to help decrease swelling and pain?
you should try that
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