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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 fALLEN, Community Member, asks

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

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? 

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MonicaRD, Health Pro
3/10/10 11:06pm

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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By fALLEN, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 03/10/10