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8 weeks ago i fell hard on my right side and bruised my ribs. shortly after i started coughing up small amounts of phlegm (non smoker). cause?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lung bruise: A hard fall can cause the force of the impact to bruise the lung tissue. Drink lots of water but if this continues consider see MD to make sure nothing more is happening. http://www.freemd.com/rib-contusion/treatment.htm

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Last updated Sep 13, 2015

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