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Cure for pain in left ribs due to fall possibility of gastritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my 11 year old fell yesterday i thought he bruised his ribs, his pain is now below ribs on left side. No bruise visible but tender to touch and still not able to get comfortable. Advil eases but only makes tollerable. Should we go in?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   thank u
Doctor :   could you describe the area of pain ?
Doctor :   is it in upper abdomen area on left side?
Doctor :   does this pain and tenderness continue on left side back?
User :   just below rib cage between side and center of abdomen
User :   no
User :   not in back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then it could be a little gastritis and pain due to the hurt
Doctor :   if teh Advil is not working
User :   advil is working
Doctor :   then getting a thorough examination to rule out serious injury would help
User :   but he is still waking occasionally
User :   emergency room or only if it worsens
User :   what could he have damaged in that area?
Doctor :   if the pain is worsening or there is abdomen distention, take him to ER.
User :   what is distention?
Doctor :   it could be the spleen, which is easiest to damage with injury there or the stomach
Doctor :   distention is bloating of abdomen
User :   any other symptoms i should watch for?
Doctor :   watch for any fever, or change in color over the injured area
User :   ok thank you
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