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Thread: OK this might be a mistake but I am in pain.

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    Super Member kwhite's Avatar
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    Ok I fell off the front step yesterday morning and when I hit in the grass (soft landing) my right arm was under my side. In my ribs I hear and feel crunching. immediate pain. I was in pain all day and this morning it is bad, but the part that has me a bit worried is the pain and hard area under one breast. I don't know muscle structure so I am not sure what to think. Don't scare me please.

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    You may have cracked a rib. You might want to go get an x-ray. I put my elbow through 2 ribs once when I fell. They really don't do anything for broken ribs anymore - don't even wrap then, due to water in the lungs issue. Take pain pills and take it easy!

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    Check for any bruising or redness or lumps. It wouldn't hurt to call the doc either. It's only a phone call...


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    kwhite, I would definately get it checked out. You may have cracked a rib and they are very painful. Let us know how you are doing.

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    Go and get it checked our, now!

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    Ice it to reduce pain and swelling and go get checked out!

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    I think beachlady is right, cracked/fractured,chipped ribs are one of the most painful injury you can have, in my opinion. I'd get it x-rayed, then you know for sure, even though there isn't a thing they can do for it, except pain meds.

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    Please see the doctor. It will be find, I'm sure, but you'll feel better just knowing what it is. Like others said, probably a cracked rib.

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    Ok, don't want to scare you, but it's important. Go get x-rayed.
    Hubby broke 3 ribs, and two months later, he started building up fluid.
    He has also been dx'd since then with emphysema, which has nothing to do, with breaking the ribs. so don't worry about that.
    You just need to have this medically documented, and your doctor needs to be aware of this injury, as well as needs he x-rays for referral later on. Go! gentle hugs. :wink:

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    Go straight to the ER right now. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.00. I'm a nurse practioner in emergency medicine and you definitely should be checked out. GO NOW. And when you get home, take your pain meds, rest, and then let us know what is going on.

    What are you waiting for? You don't need to read any more posts. GO!

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