A 59-year-old female asked:
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i fell yesterday for no reason,nothing to trip on, now my ribs hurt, did i crack them or break them,im not having trouble breathing but its painful?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
You probably did: Brake a rib. Get an X-ray
Answered on Nov 20, 2016
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