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    What causes left sided pain in the rib area after injury?

Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: i had a fall off of a horse and initially did not have any pain at all in my left side in my rib area...i landed on my back... now I am having a lot of pain in the rib area under my left breast and it is not getting better

By the way, this happened 4 days ago
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Add tylenol. If pain persists, get an x-ray and more potent pain drugs!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

This is probably caused by contusion of soft tissue in this area. It is unlikely to be a fractured rib or bone. However, you need more potent pain medications. I will suggest that you add tylenol to ibuprofen: 1000mg every 6-8hours. If this fails to control the pain, consider getting an x-ray for evaluation to rule out any minor bone injury. Also, your doctors should consider getting you on more potent pain drugs.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up on this if there are some unanswered questions to you. Above all, kindly keep me updated with the evolution of this pain.
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