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FELL AND BRUISED MY RIB RIGHT UNDER MY RIGHT BREAST BONE.

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FELL AND BRUISED MY RIB RIGHT UNDER MY RIGHT BREAST BONE. WHAT CAN I DO FOR THE PAID
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

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?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I fell last night
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

I see. have you been using ice on the area to help decrease swelling and pain?

you should try that

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I will. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

you are welcome

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