What causes pain under the bottom left rib after injury?
I can breath normally, sitting and crouching the upper body enables me to take deep breaths with small pain.
Sitting erect and breathing deeply is more painful.
I would like to know if this will clear in its own time.
I can massage the entire area easily, pressing the bottom rib is painful.
Thank you XXXXXXX
since you don't have any breathing problems, this has to be nothing more than soft tissue injury. Even if one rib breaks, no treatment is applied (time heals it!), unless there are complications also like lung injury (by the broken rib), pneumothorax etc. All these complications cause shortness of breath, so it's rather unlikely that you do have something more serious.
Clinical examination and radiological tests may exclude more serious damage. If it's only a bruise then it will take some time (usually 1-2 weeks to get better). If the pain is unbearable then you'd better do an X-ray to clarify the extent of the injury.
I hope you find my comments helpful!
You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information.
It is all very painful - the torso and especially the right shoulder, I think it is lumbago
The stomach hurts and breathing is much more difficult - just writing this email is difficult I feel light headed.
Thank you XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
you've got to seek medical help
It seems that your symptoms are severe enough to seek medical help. You've got to do so urgently, to exclude serious damage like broken ribs (if more than one is broken then it's a very serious situation) or internal damage like the conditions I've described in my previous answer.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
The User accepted the expert's answer
Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties
- What is the cause for leg pain after an injury
- Causes of penile pain after injury
- Rib pain after injury
- What causes swelling and pain in wrist after an injury
- What is the cause of fever after an injury
- What is the cause of knee pain after injury
- Suggest treatment for intense rib pain caused by an injury
- Shin injury knee pain what is the cause
- What causes pain inside the knee after an injury
- What causes pain in tailbone after an injury