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Can a rib fracture puncture a lung?

Yes

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An X-ray is required to diagnose a puncture. Be careful this can be life threatening.
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What are the symptoms of a collapsed lung. Symptoms of a rib fracture?

Difficult breathing

Pneumothorax
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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Can a broken rib cause a collapsed lung? I fell and broke a rib. Am I in danger of getting a collapsed lung?

Yes

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Rare but it can happen with really bad breaks from severe trauma. Mostly -- NO
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Dr. Allen Seely answered:

How would trauma doctors heal punctured lung due to a broken rib?

Chest tube

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A punctured lung (pneumothorax) from trauma (rib fracture) is likely to cause lung collapse and blood in chest cavity (hemothorax). 1 or several chest-tubes would likely be needed to drain fluid (&blood) and re-inflate the lung using negative pressure (suction on the chest tubes). The chest tubes remain until the lung REMAINS inflated when chest tubes are clamped.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Can rib pain be a sings of lung cancer?

While not

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common, direct invasion into chest wall and ribs can be from lung cancer. Many lung cancers present more with signs of systemic spread: weakness, fatigue, weight loss.
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Can you tell me if lungs are attached to the rib cage?

Not attached

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lungs are not directly attached to the boney rib cage. They are attached to structures within the mediastinum. Otherwise they would not be able to expand and contract with inspiration and expiration.
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could a bruise on the rib or a broken rib resemble a thickening of the lung?

It may.

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Possibly, depending upon the density.
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Dr. Denis Winder answered:

Can you get a collapsed lung from someone squeezing you too hard in the rib area?

Yes

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The actual act of squeezing might not be a problem, but a broken rib as a result of squeezing could cause a pneumothorax if the rib puncrured the lung.
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Dr. William Galli answered:

What do you advise if I have chest pain. can it be a dislocared rib or a collapsed lung?

Yes to both

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Depends when u have Chest pain. 1st make sure not cardiac most important. Then other causes of Chest pain r ones you mentioned but also reflux or noncardiac pain. Need to see your MD. At 43 yrs old and unknown risk factor have heart looked at. If all ok then look for other causes.
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My bf has been smoking marijuana since the age of 16 now he is having pain in his lung/rib area to where he can't move what is this?

Difficult to say

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Marjuana can cause symptoms similar to Schizophrenia , with symptoms like this he needs to see his PCP for evaluation and work up
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