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Have pain in ribs, stomach. Had a hit earlier. No medication till now. What to do?

I was bathing my Grandson and holding him with both hands...he held on to tub and lunged for the hot water faucet. I slammed my ribs into side of tub. That was 5 days ago. Day 3, it started getting more painful by day. Today is horid... and now my stomach is bloated. I weigh 108's very obvious I'm bloated. Never went to Dr. didn't see a need to because I've heard there's nothing that can be done for broken ribs (if indeed I even broke one). But, now I'm concerned with the bloating and the worsening pain. Any idea?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Hello, it would take some time for the pain to dissapear. If there is a fracture rib it would take 3-4 weeks for the pain to subside. Pain will increase when you cough, sneeze or take a deep breath. So when you cough hold your chest and cough. You can take hot fomentation and a analgesic gel application over the painful area and a painkiller tablet if pain is unbearable. For bloating i would suggest you to take some antacids. Thank you, get well soon.
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