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Broken Ribs Vs Bruised Ribs
My husband have severely bruised ribs not broken. What can he do for pain, and to help heal them? He's in a lot of pain!!!!!! Please help.
Very: Painful injury. NSAIDs will help with the pain and inflammation. But he may need something stronger to help him rest at night. Unfortunately this injury is hard to treat. Everything he does he will feel it in his ribs. Time will help best if all. Talk to your doctor about some treatment options ...Read more
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
I have bruising on my back and side area, could that have something to do with broken or bruised ribs?
Have pain in chest that seems to get better when laying flat or staying still. EKG normal, most likely broken or bruised ribs/muscles around heart?
Chest pain: From out here can't tell what's going on. Musculoskeletal causes are certainly possible but can't tell from out here what's going on with you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pain: Pain/discomfort which may be increased with respirations. ...Read more
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