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Pain under the rib cage after hitting with elbow, diabetic, correct weight. Reason for the pain?

I have a pain on my left side under and to the right of my lower rib cage. It feels more inside rather than just the rib. I fell about a week ago and I think my elbow hit the ribs. I am 61 years old and am pretty good health not over weight. I do have type 2 dieabeties no other problems except for derm problem. What is internal in that area of the rib. Also it hurts when I bend over.
Asked On : Sun, 5 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The pain is of musculo-skeletal origin.
Kindly take analgesics like Diclofenac+ apply muscle relaxant gel.
You can also apply ice over the area.
The pain will take some time to relieve.

If it still persists, kindly get X ray of chest done to rule out any fracture.
There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Wishing you a good health
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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