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Doctor insights on: A Bruised Rib From Wrestling

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Broken or bruised rib from jumping from bannister?

Broken or bruised rib from jumping from bannister?

Can't tell: Go to the doctor and get an x-ray - that will tell you. ...Read more

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Broken or bruised rib? How can I tell which?

Broken or bruised rib? How can I tell which?

Hard to tell: If its just one rib, it is hard to tell on exam, and sometimes even xray. A ct scan would tell, but involves radiation and sometimes a high cost. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bruised rib- what does it feel like?

What are the symptoms of a bruised rib- what does it feel like?

Pain: A bruised rib is mainly painful, especially if you breathe in or if you push on it. A chest or rib xray can tell if the rib is bruised or broken, although, in reality, unless there is collapse of the lung, there is nothing really to do about a broken rib except for time and healing. ...Read more

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Can u be hospitalized on a bruised rib if the pain and syokmptoms get to bad?

Can u be hospitalized on a bruised rib if the pain and syokmptoms get to bad?

Rib fractures: Yes
Simple rib fractures are treated conservatively with pain management only.
Certain rib fractures that result in breathing difficulties and / or relentless pain are treated surgically.
I use titanium plates to repair the chest wall. ...Read more

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How can you protect / support a bruised rib when you are unable to take time off to let it heal?

How can you protect / support a bruised rib when you are unable to take time off to let it heal?

Brace intermittently: A bruised rib could be supported with a brace or other tightfitting garment, but it will be very important to remove the brace about every hour and take several very deep breaths to avoid an increased risk of pneumonia related to more shallow breathing while the brace is in place. Ice packs periodically and Acetaminophen may also be helpful. Ideally rest would be best. ...Read more

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Can you get a cracked/bruised rib from falling backwards?

Can you get a cracked/bruised rib from falling backwards?

Yes you can.: Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma. A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two.

Most heal on their own without surgery, but it appears that multiple broken ribs that affect breathing do better when fixed with modern plate and screw devices. ...Read more

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Broken or bruised rib? Hurts when I take a deep breath sharp pain?

Broken or bruised rib? Hurts when I take a deep breath sharp pain?

? trauma: If you have had trauma to the chest cage the rib or ribs could be fractured or bruised as the symptoms are essentially similar except for the duration of the discomfort. An x-Ray of the rib cage makes the diagnosis. There is no specific treatment except rest and pain relief unless there are lung complications. If there has been no injury, then a pinched intercostal nerve may cause sharp pain also. ...Read more

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Bruised rib & shoulder, when should I see doctor?

Bruised rib & shoulder, when should I see doctor?

Sooner the better: The sooner you see adoctor the better. He can guide you towards proper treatment after a proper dianosis has been established. It is important to rule out injuries that you may not be even considering such as lung and abdominal organ injury. ...Read more

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Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture. ...Read more

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I have a bruised rib right under my breast happen about 3-4 weeks ago, first week it hurt bad but then got better but now it hurts again heat or cold?

I have a bruised rib right under my breast happen about 3-4 weeks ago, first week it hurt bad but then got better but now it hurts again heat or cold?

Evaluation: Although a cold pack may help to ease swelling, inflammation and numb the pain but I would recommend you to talk to a physician in detail as the pain re-occured after initial improvement. ...Read more

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Is there anything strong enough to help my pain from my cracked rib, bruised rib, and bronchidus? I'm 37 and I injured myself on a water slide at wet n wild last sunday. I was laying down on the slide on a mat, when the slide turned it slammed me against t

Hello.: Hello. Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin can sometimes be very helpful, it may not be strong enough for the pain control you are looking for. You might need narcotics and you can only get that by prescription. If you don't have medical insurance you might look into a clinic in your area that provides sliding fee services. Take care. ...Read more

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Hurts to take a deep breath and whenever I sit up there's a dull pain on my left ribcage. Could it be a fractured or bruised rib?

Could be rib: Fracture if you had a trauma or rib dysfunction. Read more about it here
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Anti-inflammatory: A pulled muscle is certainly a possibility, especially at your age, and would be more tender between the ribs. A bruised rib would be more tender directly on the involved rib. Try an oral anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen - aka Motrin or advil, or naproxyn - aleve) for a week or two, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Could a bruised rib in the process of healing be the reason for my white blood cell count to be a little high?

Could a bruised rib in the process of healing be the reason for my white blood cell count to be a little high?

Need data: You did not provide the actual counts. The count may be your normal value. Uncomplicated bruise of the rib is not expected to raise WBC count. ...Read more

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Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.

Have a pain in my right side, mid ribcage. Feels like a muscle strain or bruised rib but feels swollen. Hurts when sleep on side or take deep breath.

Pleurisy?: This is an area of inflammation in the lining around the lung. Usually doesn't last more than several minutes. If persistent, sounds like it would be reasonable to see your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I cope with rib pain from wrestling?

Be examined: Given your sport (wrestling) and the potential for rib injuries including fractures, you should be examined by a sports medicine physician and x-rays may be considered. They can give medications / pain patches to manage the pain also. There are over the counter pain patches from your local pharmacy that can be used in the meantime. ...Read more

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Hurt palm in wrestling a month ago had bruise on palm and swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand?

Hurt palm in wrestling a month ago had bruise on palm and swelling pain im still gettjng pain numbness tingling shooting pains in hand?

Palm pain s/p injury: Has swelling gone away? Could have had injury to carpal tunnel and or other nerves (which fingers? Is it worse at night? Do fingers turn colors white/ blue?) Does pain improve with NSAIDS (if not allergic)? f/u with orthopedist ...Read more

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Can you bruise ribs from coughing?

Can you bruise ribs from coughing?

Yes: Violent, continual coughing may bruise a rib or rarely even fracture one. ...Read more

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How do I care for bruised ribs?

How do I care for bruised ribs?

Rest, meds: There is not much you can do for bruised ribs
you will need to rest until symptoms resolve and nsaids may help.
Its good to get an xray to make sure you don't have a fracture which will obviously take 6-8
weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How much time can bruised ribs last?

How much time can bruised ribs last?

Weeks: Weeks or a month or more if fractured. ...Read more

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How long does it take bruised ribs to heal?

How long does it take bruised ribs to heal?

Depends: It depends on the severity and whether there is a fracture involved, but it could be 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do to help bruised ribs heal faster?

What can I do to help bruised ribs heal faster?

Natural timing: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a few bruised ribs?

What are the symptoms of having a few bruised ribs?

See below: Usually bruised ribs will feel sore at the site of the bruise. Other symptoms might be difficulty with breathing because the ribs move when we breath. When ribs are actually broken there is a remote chance that a broken piece can puncture the lung underneath it which would cause severe shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose that my rib is fractured or bruised?

Xray! Rib injuries: Depending on the history of injury, x-rays may or may not be necessary, as treatment is generally symptomatic and no different from bruised ribs versus fractured ribs. However, to definitively diagnose whether a rib is fractured or bruised, x-rays or some other radiographic modality (mri, ct) would be needed. ...Read more

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Pain for bruised ribs. What can I take to help the pain?

NSAIDS: Ibuprofen, the generic for Motrin, or naproxen, the generic for Aleve, are both good options. Bruised ribs can take awhile to heal and can hurt just as much as a fracture. Remember to take regular deep breaths when you have bruised or fractured ribs so that you don't develop lung infections. ...Read more

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Should I limit my activities because my ribs are bruised?

Should I limit my activities because my ribs are bruised?

Active to toleration: Not all rib bruises are the same. Pain and discomfort will dictate what you can and cannot do. Activities that cause deep breathing may be more bothersome early after rib bruising. Restrictive clothing will also cause discomfort. Use your pain as your guide and advance at a slow pace to your individual tolerance. ...Read more