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what do you do for a bruised rib

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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Not much: Really just time will heal this. No stretches or other exercises will heal a bruise or contusion to the chest area.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
X--ray: You need to have an x-ray done to make the diagnosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Rib pain is exceptionally painful; however, usually does not require hospitalization. Pain medication, rib belt and anti inflammatory medications are ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wells
43 years experience Psychiatry
Brace intermittently: A bruised rib could be supported with a brace or other tightfitting garment, but it will be very important to remove the brace about every hour and t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Can't tell: Go to the doctor and get an x-ray - that will tell you.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ramaboea
Specializes in
Please consult dr: you may need an x-ray and or analgesics. please see your dr
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
15 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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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?trauma: If you have had trauma to the chest cage the rib or ribs could be fractured or bruised as the symptoms are essentially similar except for the duration ... Read More
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Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Sooner the better: The sooner you see adoctor the better. He can guide you towards proper treatment after a proper dianosis has been established. It is important to rule ... Read More
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