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A 19-year-old female asked about a 19-year-old female:

I have a rib fractured can it cause rib , side abdomen & abdomen swelling ? maybe even back pain

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Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain in chest wall: Yes a rib fracture can cause rib and side pain as well as abdomen discomfort because of the muscles attached to the broken rib.
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