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Broken Rib Coughing
Taking meloxicam for a possible broken rib from coughing. Cough is mostly better now. 2+ hrs after pill, no pain relief whatsoever. What should I do?
Iv had chesty cough for five weeks pain in chest and breast i had a chest xray bout 8 weeks ago for broken rib and lungs wwrw fine should I be worried?
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?
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. ...Read more
Chest X-Ray...: Often you can suspect it by having pain with breathing. Broken ribs are usually caused by trauma of some sort (car accident, fights, falling, etc). The best test is an x-ray or ct scan to determine for sure. The treatment is usually just pain medication alone. Rarely is surgery used for broken ribs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer