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How to determine the bruise on the rib bone after falling?

How do you know if you have a bruised rib, i fell on the driveway on my left side and have pain under armpit towards breast I have no bruising or swelling. Pain is about a 7 and is still there after taking 600mg of ibuprofen,pain is a 4 after the medication.
Mon, 4 Nov 2019
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Hello,

The symptoms seem to be related to the injury. I suggest to do a chest X-ray to check for a fracture. Meanwhile, I suggest using anti inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen to relieve the pain. I also suggest to maintain the area immobilized to prevent further damage.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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