March 11, 2010
    Right Side Pain from fall. Been over two weeks, still pain and deep breath and cough hurts. HELP!
    March 11, 2010

    I am a 44 year old man with chronic back pain from surgey. I take numerous medications for this as I have major pain from it. About two weeks ago, I fell from a chair and hit my chest very hard. I have since had pain on mostly my right side. A doctor told me that as long as I had no bruising, I had no broken ribs and should be fine. I have pain on my right side, is bad mostly at nite when I try to sleep. Also have pain when I take deep breaths or cough deeply. Should I be worried or do as this doctor here said and just wait? 



  • MonicaRD
    Health Pro
    March 11, 2010
    Health Pro
    March 11, 2010

    Hi fallen,


    If your physician did X-rays and told you nothing was broken, then I would do as he says. However, if X-rays were not taken and the pain persists, I would follow up with the physician and see what your diagnosis and treatment options are. 


    Best of luck,

    Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN


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