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Pain in rib cage, shoulder, neck, all left side - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   i have bad pain under my left brest on my rib cage. it hurts to breath deep laugh and move this is day two of this. the pain is also in my shoulder and neck all on the left side. any suggestions?

Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   i have bad pain under my left brest on my rib cage. it hurts to breath deep laugh and move this is day two of this. the pain is also in my shoulder and neck all on the left side. any suggestions? not sure if you got this..
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender & occupation?
User :   27
User :   female and I work
Doctor :   Is your let shoulder & neck hurting? or
Doctor :   is it on both sides?
User :   just the left side
User :   the most pain is coming under my left brest
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor :   Breathlessness?
User :   yes
Doctor :   cough?
User :   no but when i do it hurts
Doctor :   Is this pain related in any way to food/meals?
User :   No, I fell down the stairs about two weeks ago and hurt my ankle and wrist well those are now feeling better and now my rib hurts
User :   and if you push just under my left breast the pain is really bad
Doctor :   Which side ankle & wrist got injured?
User :   the left. however i am not thinking stright right now. it is the left side of my rib it is the right side.
User :   i have my nine month old sitting with me
Doctor :   Since when do you have Breathlessness?
User :   isnt the left side it is the right
User :   the last two days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have difficulty in taking breath due to increased pain while trying to do so?
Doctor :   or you really are not able to catch abreath?
User :   yes
Doctor :   OK
User :   i can catch my breath ok it just hurts
Doctor :   So what you are having is a musculoskeletal pain indeed
Doctor :   your rib & its surrounding is injured
Doctor :   all you need to do now is
Doctor :   Rst
Doctor :   Rest
Doctor :   Hot water/pad fomentation of that area
User :   ok will do.
Doctor :   Take some analgesics/pain killers till the pain subsides
User :   ok
Doctor :   In case you have a considerable swelling or redness in that region, then you need to visit an orthopedician
User :   Thank you very much.
User :   will do.
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