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What are the symptoms of a collapsed lung. Symptoms of a rib fracture?

Difficult breathing

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Initially Chest pain, palpable crepitance- rice crispies in the chest wall,. Later fever, pneumonia, cough along with short of breath. RIB trauma and significant local pain! Limited chest wall motion
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How do I know if I have a rib fracture after getting my back cracked?

Exam & X-ray

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Unusual, but if there was a flaw in the rib- cyst or some other weakness it may be possible. Broken ribs have happened with coughing! Sometimes we can feel a callous or rough spot or movement. Generall,X-ray of the chest and some specific rib films will solve the issue
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Dr. Marianna Post answered:

What are the signs of a rib fracture?

Severe pain

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Severe usually sharp pain of the chest wall increasing with movements, other conditions can cause that as well, so the only way to be sure is to have an X-ray of the ribs.
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What should I do if I have a rib fracture?

Be sure

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X-ray, and pain control. In young persons, a single rib is pretty well tolerated. If multiple, or flail, or aged patient the risk of pneumonia and bleeding are increased.
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Dr. Paul Kovatis answered:

What are the symptoms of a rib fracture besides pain?

Pain with breathing

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1) pain when sneezing coughing, laughing, going to the bathroom, twisting, getting dressed, pain with breathing. 2) NOTE - MANY other things can mimic a rib fracgure including a heart attack (!!!) , herpes zoster (shingles) and GI issues so get checked out . . the good news is that most rib fractures do not require surgery but do indeed hurt and take weeks or months to improve.
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Dr. Marianna Post answered:

What does it feel like to have a rib fracture?

It hurts

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It really hurts to have a rib fracture, makes it hard to take a breath.
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Could a rib fracture affect the heart?

Infrequent

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A myocardial contusion is contusion (bruise) of the cardiac muscle (heart muscle). It is usually a consequence of blunt trauma to the anterior chest wall, and the right heart is thought to be most commonly affected because of anterior position. Usually, there are associated injuries such as sternal and/or rib fracture,
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Dr. Vance Harris answered:

What are the complications of an untreated rib fracture?

Heal on their own

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Rib fractures are one of the types that we don't really do much for. They heal up on their own as the two fragments are usually very close to one another. They heal on their own usually within 4 to 6 weeks. Putting pressure on the fracture will be painful so most of the time people avoid that and they heal just fine.
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What are the risks of a rib fracture puncturing your kidney?

Unlikely

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Though the kidneys reside above the bottom of the rib cage they are surrounded by fat and tissue. Though possible I would think it would be very unlikely.
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What do they do at the hospital if you have rib fracture?

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Most rob fractures require relative rest ,ice and nsaids. Significantly painful rob fractures may require stronger pain medications. Rib fractures may tale 4 to 8 weeks to heal. Your discomfort may be improved by also wearing a rib belt. Significantly displaced rib fractures will need close monitoring.
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