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pain in my lower ribcage, right side

Hey, I'm male 28 years old. The other day I was leaning over a metal railing at a skating rink to touch the ice with my fingers and I sorta leaned a bit against my lower ribcage on my right side. I suddenly got this shooting pain there though and trouble breathing... It still hurts allot, especially when I put any kind of pressure on it and I still have a little trouble with deep breathing. I'm still able to move around and go places but I have to be really careful... I cant run really much at all. Also depending on my movement it hurts to like a debilitating degree. I don't have health insurance and I was just wondering. could this just be bruising? Is it something that will just go away on it's own?
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My personal opinion is bruising! It will take time to heal. As long as you did not have any blunt force to it! Do you have any discoloration? I do hope you feel better soon!!!
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It can be bruising or it can even be costochondritis that developed secondary to the trauma. You can apply local analgesic cream and hot fomentation by a hot water bottle and see if it helps. If it does not help, then, go to a walk in clinic and get this investigated. Take care!
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