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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Gallbladder and liver problems. Take care!
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Several: Viral pneumonia, cough fractures, embolism, or muscle strain can all produce symptoms. See your pcp who can sort out the whole history and exam.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple symptoms: I suspect the best course of action is to see physician with detailed history physical and blood work for support.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
35 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pain: A bruised rib is mainly painful, especially if you breathe in or if you push on it. A chest or rib xray can tell if the rib is bruised or broken, alth ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Usually bruised ribs will feel sore at the site of the bruise. Other symptoms might be difficulty with breathing because the ribs move when we breath. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Pain/discomfort which may be increased with respirations.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Difficulty breathing: Injured ribs can cause pain with chest expansion as the air-filled lungs and chest expand with each breadth. Treatment is usually supportive and activ ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kurt Ehlert
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest & time: Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment for rib injuries. Any type of strapping or taping leads to complications such as pneumonia without aidin ... Read More

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