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Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I think I have a cracked standingb. Sharp pain on left side, deep breath or standing or moving much.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Is it a chest or abdominal pain?

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns.

But please can you clarify if you think you have a cracked rib/sternum?

Also, is the left sided pain is over chest region or an abdominal one?

Please provide this required information, so that to guide you specifically with the diagnosis and possible treatment.

Awaiting..

Thanks and kind regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 23 minutes later
pain is in my rib on my left side not over chest or abdominnal area. Definitely a rib.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Rib sprain most likely

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms,

The symptoms you are experiencing are most probably due to rib sprain Which is caused by costovertebral or costochondral joints inflammation. This condition usually presents with painful breathing and movements together with pain at the area of the joints affected.

It usually resolves but will take about 6-7 weeks to be completely relieved. But first, an X-ray chest should be done to rule out any fractures. It should be treated with an anti-inflammatory eg. Diclofenac twice daily, that will also help with the pain and corticosteroids that need to be taken under the supervision of a doctor.

Also, physiotherapy will help relieve the condition faster.

I hope I answered your question.
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 27 hours later
Thanks. It's already better
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
you are welcome, kind regards
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