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Slight hit below the sternum yesterday, have discomfort throughout the area today. Worrisome?

I got hit below the sternum yesterday by a slight hit (wife was kidding around and back handed me there with her fist). Today I feel discomfort there and throughout the area? Is this normal. I was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when she hit me. Should I be worried? X-ray? It feels discomforting there with pressure.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Hi There,

It seems like a minor trauma. You do not need an X-ray for this. Apply warm compresses to the affected area. Simple analgesics like Tylenol will help you.

You shall be better soon.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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