Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mommy | 2011/04/05

Q.

worried about pain on chest

Dr my 3 yr old son jumped from the table last night with the intention to land on his bum on the couch (I know...he''s not suppose to! Boys!!!), but then missed the couch and landed hard on his bum/back...Since then he has been moaning about pain on his ribs and stomach...He slept well, is eating well, but is grumpy and doesn''t want me to pick him up, pressing onto his stomach or chest. Can this type of injury be serious, do I need to take him to the dr or will it pass? Can I wait till tomorrow and see if he is better? Thanx

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is possible that your son has fractured a rib. It would be best to ask your doctor to see him or take him to an after hours clinic.

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