Hyde Park, MA
A 31-year-old female asked:
My husband broke one of his back ribs. there is a large lump where the rib was broken. is this the muscle swelling from the broken bone piercing it?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sounds like: you are describing a "hematoma" collection of blood in the intercostal muscle(s) around the fracture.
An x ray is probably a good idea.
Contact your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps
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Last updated Oct 15, 2016
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