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Does being hit in the chest require medical intervention?

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I'm a 51 yr old woman and three days ago my boyfriend hit me hard in my chest with his fist, I feel fine now but should I still be concerned about this now?
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 28 minutes later
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No need to be worried.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the query.

If you do not have any problems with breathing, no shortness of breath and the pain is not very strong (so the naproxen helps), there is no reason to be worried. Chest is generally very resistant structure and it is hard to cause any serious damage with just a fist.

Hope this helps.
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