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What are the symptoms of a cracked rib from a kid jumping on you?

What are the symptoms of a cracked rib from a kid jumping on you?

Simple answer: This may be too simple but pain along your ribs is the first sign. Then go see a doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cracked rib? I have a pain in the rib area and it is sore to touch

Go see your doc: Rib fractures are painful and take a long time to heal. Go see your family doc for an xray and exam. He can offer you medication to allow you to heal and re-assure you of your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mass on lower rib, symptoms leg cramps, lower back ache, chest congestion and tiredness and fatigue. I have CP what cud this b?

Mass on lower rib, symptoms leg cramps, lower back ache, chest congestion and tiredness  and fatigue. I have CP what cud this b?

What is CP: You certainly need to discuss this with your phyician . This group of signs and symptoms may have a very simple explanation. Also they may all not be related. I'm not certain what you mean by CP. Your physician should help clarify how much of each of these symptoms is been a related and what the cause maybe ...Read more

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How do you treat a cracked rib?

How do you treat a cracked rib?

Gnenrslly nothing: It depends on the severity and if there is an associated flail chest or punctured lung or hemopneumothorax which require urgent care. However in the vast majority of cases nothing is done. ...Read more

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Can you crack a rib by coughing strenuously?

Can you crack a rib by coughing strenuously?

Possible: It is possible but less likely to crack a rib by coughing as most healthy people would actually strain the muscles . Rib fracture by coughing would raise suspicion of brittle bones and most doctors would try to find another cause which would have weakened the bone . ...Read more

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I have a broken rib cracked rib or what?

I have a broken rib cracked rib or what?

Medical evaluation: Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, xray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have broken rib cracked rib or what, what to do?

I have broken rib cracked rib or what, what to do?

Time...: Broken ribs are painful. Try taking a NSAID and if not helping your physician can prescribe stronger meds.Immobilization of the ribs is difficult and generally not helpful and potentially counterproductive( rib belts etc). Usually after 2-3 weeks enough callus has formed that the pain subsides tremendously, although healing takes6-8 wks.Try to avoid getting a cold... Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it ok to lay on the side you have cracked ribs on?

Cracked Ribs: Cracked or fractured ribs are painful and it often helps to hold a pillow on that side and laying on that side is fine if comfortable. Most important not to use a binder or ace wrap around chest as this impedes inhalation. Most common complications of rib fractures is pneumonia from not taking deep enough breaths. Make sure you are taking deep breaths and not splinting that side. ...Read more

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Can still have a crack rib and have it not show up on an x-ray?

Can still have a crack rib and have it not show up on an x-ray?

Yes: Plain x-rays are very good at looking for fractures, however, a hairline, nondisplaced fracture could be missed on an x-ray. ...Read more

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I fell and broke a rib i think is there any thing emergency room will do for cracked rib?

I fell and broke a rib i think is there any thing emergency room will do for cracked rib?

Pneumonia prevention: The most concerning problem with a rib fracture is the possibility of a collapsed lung (pneumothorax.) if not present (x-ray/ultrasound) then the biggest complication is developing a pneumonia. This happens because you don't take deep breaths because of pain. They'll usually give you some pain medications and a breathing 'toy' called an incentive spirometer to rehab breathing. Take deep breaths! ...Read more

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I recently was trying to loosen a bolt while pulling on wrench i pulled by body into the frame and what feels like cracked a rib. Seemed to easy to bk?

I recently was trying to loosen a bolt while pulling on wrench i pulled by body into the frame and what feels like cracked a rib. Seemed to easy to bk?

Ouch: Cracked, broken, or bruised, any football player will tell you, all rib injuries hurt! i would bet you bruised your rib, but even if it's broken/cracked, there isn't much to do but wait. If you are breathing ok, there is no emergency. If not, see a doctor. Okay to try local heat or ice. Or a prescription for a Lidoderm patch (it's lidocaine.) put over the area of pain, it can really help! ...Read more

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Bruised, cracked, and broken rib. Should I leave him?

Bruised, cracked, and broken rib. Should I leave him?

If: If you are implyiing that "he" injured you, then yes, you should get away from such an individual. No one should be abused. (if I am understaning you correctly.) be careful, have a support group - speak to someone i.E social worker, psychologist, the police to make sure you seperate in a manner that will not put you in more jeopardy. ...Read more

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How is a cracked rib treated?

How is a cracked rib treated?

Rib fracture: Rib fractures are usually treated conservatively and there is no specific cast. This mostly means pain control. Some people use braces but they are of questionable clinical value. Most fracture heal spontaneously without any problems. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to crack a rib?

What does it feel like to crack a rib?

Rib: Tender to touch, sore with breathing, redness, swelling, may show on x-ray. ...Read more

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Could i still workout normally with a cracked rib?

Could i still workout normally with a cracked rib?

Possibly.: It may be difficult, because as your breathing rate rises with exercise, it could cause pain from the fractured rib. ...Read more

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