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Can A Broken Rib Puncture A Lung
Chest tube: 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. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
It may.: Possibly, depending upon the density.Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter, about 35 pounds, walked on my ribs.Would it hurt if I had a broken rib or did something to my lungs? Because I feel okay.
Can a broken rib cause a collapsed lung? I fell and broke a rib. Am i in danger of getting a collapsed lung?
Yes: Rare but it can happen with really bad breaks from severe trauma. Mostly -- no. ...Read more
Broken rib, bruised lung. Prescribed Percocet & Methocarbamol. Should I take together or alternate? Time intervals?
Discuss w/ Dr: The Dr who prescribed is the right one to provide these directions as well as other questions you may have about side effects and effectiveness - what to do and what to avoid in detail. I hope it heals well! ...Read more
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?
I am24 yrs old boy having pain in between the chest apparently right chest rib joining while exhale pain seems like broken rib under the skin sometime?
Trauma or no injury?: A common inflammatory condition of the joints between the ribs and breast bone, called tietze's syndrome, can cause painful chest wall irritation and swelling and redness. A similar condition called costochondritis is painful inflammation of the same joints without obvious swelling. Rest, anti-inflammatories and occassionally steroid injections can treat both. Time will usually allow both to heal. ...Read more
Was in bath moved backwards with my elbows lifting my self back and my chest felt odd pain in left side under collar bone broken rib? Muscle? Damage?
Probable muscular: If pain persists >10 days see MD and get X-ray ...Read more
I have had a CT of the chest in ER and was told I have several fractures to my ribs. One acute rib fracture and several healed,and Chronic rib fractu?
Underlying problems?: Multiple rib fractures over time are concerning for problems with the bones (osteoporosis, cancer in the ribs, poor nutrition), or repeat trauma. Repeat trauma can be related to frequent falls from a neurologic condition, chronic alcoholism, or abuse. Proper evaluation of the possible causes of repeat rib fractures requires addressing numerous factors, which could be handled by a family physician. ...Read more
After car crash had chest Xray and was told it was a fractured rib. Next I read the radiology report: "may" show rib fracture. SO much pain... "may?!"
1week since I fell & hurt chest & ribs Lt. side. Doctor thinks nondisplaced rib fracture but hurt all the way to shoulder blade pain 6/10. what to do?
Chest Wall Injuries:
Unfortunately it'll continue to hurt for few weeks before it gets better
The chest wall is in continuous movement with ring respiration and that gives a little time for the muscles to rest and recover from the injury
What you need now is strong pain killers, to help you breathing better and helps you breathing deep to prevent any infections of the lungs ...Read more
I feel like I have a bone or rib fracture on my thoractic spine..Between my shoulder blades hurt and I have a raised bump on my chest bone.
The spine area may be a prominent spinal process and not abnormal, but a bump on sternum is unusual.
Some x-rays may be necessary to, sort out.
Thoracic surgeon most likely to be if help. ...Read more
My husband went to ER for severe pain in his back; developed overnight. Diagnosis from Chest X-Ray is "Fracture of 6th posterior right rib laterally with callus formation which may represent subacute rib fracture. Mild blunting of the right costophrenic
More info. needed .: . . . Hard to help without additional info. Callous formation implies healing. The real question is the cause, correct? Rib fractures rarely occur spontaneously (i.e. without a reason). If you are certain that there was no trauma involved, it is very important that your husband contact his doctor to be evaluated for the cause. I hope this helps. Best of luck. ...Read more
Negative chest Cat scan for rib fracture but radiologist recommends MRI with contrast of thyroid for my 12 year old. I'm not getting a reason why?
Not a clue: We do not have the history, exam or CAT scan to review, so we could only guess that something in the cat scan was suspicious. I'd call your doc, who might have received a call from the radiologist.One of the problems of these advanced technologies is they find stuff we weren't looking for that points out a need for another test.Some of the stuff is worrisome, some turns out to be okay. ...Read more
Unlikely: 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. ...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 more
Xray: The only way to know if your rib is truly broken is with an xray. This simple diagnostic test creates a picture of the rib cage which your physician can use to evaluate your pain. Sometimes it can be hard to see a fracture on xray. Typically these breaks take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Broken/fractured: A rib is a bone & any loss of continuity of the cortex is a break or fracture. ...Read more
Broken rib: What to do depends on how bad it is broken. Treatments range from non-operative to operative management. ...Read more
I have an intermittent sharp stabbing pain under my left pectoral. It feels like a broken rib, but it fades. It flares up every couple of hours.
Often. especially after a URI, the linning of the lung sticks. A give away of DX is that pain varies with respiration. It will come and go and is limited both in duration of each episode and number of recurrences.
Anpossibility is an intercostal muscle cramp after heavy breathing 7 lifting. If pain is lower, it could be related to your colon. That is a whole 'nother problem. Get back to us on that ...Read more
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