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    mar3423 posted:
    Approx 3 weeks ago I took a hit during a lacrosse game. Instantly I felt pain in my ribs and was finding it difficult to even take a step. I have since had 2 separate x rays done, both were negative. I was at work and had to sneeze, after I sneezed I was absolutely paralized with pain. It felt as though my rib cage had just been ripped out. I could not move as if I did the pain would increase. It almost felt like a muscle cramp. That incident happened 4 days ago and I am still feeling the effects although not as intense. What is the issue and how can I address it. Any help would be wonderful. Thanks
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    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Youch! I hope you went back to the doctor. How are you doing now?

    Bruised ribs can take a long time to heal but you definitely need to see a doctor again. It could be an unrelated lung issue on top of the bruised ribs.
    ~Louise
     
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    mar3423 replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I did not go back to the doctor again, I figured if they came up with the same answer twice then there was nothing more I could do. I did however go and see a physiothereapist who spent a little more time in the diagnosis. You are somewhat correct, I was told that there is a gelly like substance at the impact site and that it would appear that the bruise went very deep and affected my lung as well.
    Thank you for your response.


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