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Intense pain below ribcage post fall, difficulty in sleeping, using ace bandage. Cure?

I fell down some stairs and the next day my right side below or on ribcage is in excrutiating pain . I am not having any breathing problems but it hurts so much very uncomfortable especially going to sleep . Do you suggest sleeping on my other side? What can I take for this pain? I put on an ace bandage should that help heal it? How long does this take to heal its very painful and cannot do any kind of work
Asked On : Mon, 14 May 2012
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As ypu have hurt your right side you should sleep on your left side .You can take T Etorocoxib 90mg once daily for a week for the pain .Before doing this please take a Xray of your chest to rule out any ifracture of the ribs.If there is a fracture it will usually take 6 to 8 weeks to heal.Usually the pain subsides in 3 to 4 days if there is no fracture
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