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A 44-year-old male asked:

Could i have fractured a lower rib despite no trauma? woke up a little sore. but by days end taking deep breaths became quite painful.

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Ribs: It is possible that you fractured a rib. It can even happen w/strong coughing. Please see your doctor to be sure. Peace and good health.

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Last updated May 1, 2018

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