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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Cracked rib: Time will heal it, for pain, analgesics, ice or heat will help.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
get xray: At this point the pt. (hopefully)should no longer be intoxicated.An xray is indicated to see if the rib is 'broke' and to rule out a pneumothorax.Even ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: what you are describing is pretty "classical" for subluxing (partial dislocating) ribs at the posterior cartilage connection with your spine.. UNFORTU ... Read More
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Rest: just take it easy and give it time; they will heal. just be careful to avoid any activity that causes discomfort. Make sure to take deep breaths (do ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
If: If you are implyiing that "he" injured you, then yes, you should get away from such an individual. No one should be abused. (if I am understaning you ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes you can.: Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma. A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two. Most heal on their own without surgery, ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Let it heal: Even if you broke a rib, there is nothing to be done about it as long as you have no other symptoms than the ones you described. For good health - Ha ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin can sometimes be very helpful, it may not be strong enough for the pain control ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Regular chest X-ray: ...Might be able to tell, but it doesn't matter. You can't immobilize a rib, and all we recommend is pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen), res ... Read More
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