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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Pain: Pain when you take a deep breath in, intense pressure when you push on the rib are major ways to identify a rib fracture.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Broken rib: A broken rib causes local pain and tenderness. You may get short of breath if rib punctures the lung.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience Pain Management
Anti-inflammatories: Broken ribs take longer to heal than some injuries because the ribs are always moving. The only truly “natural” pain reliever are the endorphins your ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Examine: History palpating x-rays may show , or special films specific, or ct scan.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Chest X-Ray...: Often you can suspect it by having pain with breathing. Broken ribs are usually caused by trauma of some sort (car accident, fights, falling, etc). ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical evaluation: Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, xray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is essential: To be compliant with your physician's medical recommendations.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Narcotic reaction: If you are on an opiated pain med this may be a side effect of these meds
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Broken rib: Doctors can feel the movement of broken rib. Usually the site will be painful. However, not all broken ribs can be dignosed without x ray or ct scan.
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