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Bruised Rib or something else?

I am a 16 year old female, 5'4 120 pounds. I do Crossfit twice a week and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu twice a week sometimes three times. So I'm very active. About two weeks ago, I started having trouble breathing, and pain in the side of my chest, slightly below the nipple line and in the exact same spot on my back. I figured it would go away after a few days but it's only gotten worse and now the pain is incredibly painful and I can only breathe shallowly if I want to be comfortable. There's no noticeable bruising in the pain area so I wasn't sure if it was a bruised rib from rolling in BJJ, or maybe am overextended muscle from lifting weights or something of that nature.
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I am not sure why this posted to the anxiety community, my apologies for that.
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The only way to find out is to see someone who can answer the question -- the appropriate specialist.  Even a chiropractor or osteopath can probably answer it.  But as someone who practiced ju jitsu as well as kung fu, I've had rib issues, and it certainly sounds like one.
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If the rib is bruised or cracked it will heal by itself, but pain can continue for a long time. When I broke a rib it took almost a year to be completely free from pain.
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ribs. do you smoke cigarettes ? your ribs are rubbing up against your side k
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I injured a rib in high school.  30 some years later and it jumps up and bites me, just as the doctor said it would.
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