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Kicked left breast, severe pain, taking cap. Injury? Concerned?

I was kicked in my left breast by my 3 month old foal. It was excruciating agony just after and that night and for a few days. I went to the local clinic and saw the dr on duty who had xrays taken and said no ribs fractured so all should be fine. My breast was almost black from bruising and he said it was most probably bad bruising which was causing the pain. Today a week later I still have bad sharp pain deep under my left breast, when I cough or breath deeply it is like a sharp deep pain and I have to hold my chest . I have been taking pain medication ever since the incident. If my ribs are not fractured is there any other injury/damage that can be causing the pain? Surely just bruising cannot? I would appreciate your help, we have just relocated to our new area and do not know any local doctors well enough here to ask
Asked On : Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us,

I have studied your case with diligence.
As per your history of trauma there is possibility of rib contusion.
Rib contusion is not always visible on X ray .You may need to do MRI or HRCT to see details of injury
I will advise to consult to orthopaedic surgeon.

Medication like muscle relaxant and analgesic will reduce pain along with it use rib support belt.
You may consult physiotherapist for pain management. He may start TENS, or ultrasound which is helpful in your case.
You may need to take rest for early healing.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you find this answer helpful do not forget to give rating at end of discussion.

Wishing you good health.

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Answered: Wed, 30 Oct 2013
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