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A 23-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old male:

Hello my boyfriend has some broken ribs and he coughed on some water and is complaining of pain in his side, will he be okay?

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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Yes: Broken ribs are certainly very painful especially in the first few weeks. Coughing or anything else which causes them to move will elicit pain. He will be alright.

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Last updated Nov 22, 2013

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