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20 Feb 2004

Bear hugged = now sore chest!

Hi there...

During the Decsember holidays i was down at the coast... i bumped into a old friend on tyhe beach i had not seen for almost 10 years... so in the excitment he picked me and gave me a bear hug from hell...

A day after my chest was quite sore... thought maybe bruised something... but thought nothing of it!

2 Months later... every now and then when i move a certian way or got squeezed or preesed on my chest... (above the nipple or below it) it is abit sore... (Although not all the time) - i have never broken a bone so i would not know what to expect!

Could it have fractured it abit.. i do not have a medical aid and cant afford x-rays ... is there a way i can be sure!!! My friends says if it is a fractured bone in your chest... there not much you can do... except wait for it to heal and try not hurt it motre??? Not sure if his advise is advisible????

your advise much appreciated!

ouch to the touch!


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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Ouch to the touch, it sounds like he might have cracked or fractured one or more ribs. If you experience no other pains than the ones you described and it is steadily getting better, you have nothing to worry about. You can also try taking a long-acting anti-inflammatory like Brexecam® for a week or so. If the symptoms become worse at any stage, the best would be to see your doctor. Good luck.
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