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Fell while skiing and heard a crack. Think I broke a rib but no visible bruising. Pain when cough or deep breath but can move around. Any advise?

Fell while skiing and heard a crack. Think I broke a rib but no visible bruising. Pain when cough or deep breath but can move around. Any advise?

Let it heal: Even if you broke a rib, there is nothing to be done about it as long as you have no other symptoms than the ones you described.
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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

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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Unexplained bruising on left under ribs. 3 painless bruises. No injury or other symptoms.?

Unexplained bruising on left under ribs. 3 painless bruises. No injury or other symptoms.?

Monitor: Hi, is this just a random thing or do you get unexplained bruises a lot? If it is the former, just monitor. You could have been bruised without sensing it at the time. If it is the latter, see a doctor for more work up. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my lower left back, and for somereason I also feel symptoms that of bruised ribs, the bruising pain is isolated down on bottom left.?

I have a rash on my lower left back, and for somereason I also feel symptoms that of bruised ribs, the bruising pain is isolated down on bottom left.?

See a DR.: Maybe you have shingles. If you have shingles (zoster), the pill for it is most effective if started on the first, second, or third day. Your dr. Will be able to determine what you have. ...Read more

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Can you bruise ribs by pushing to feel spleen? Was doing last night and now sore to touch. Don't feel spleen. 13cm spleen on ct 1 mo ago- no symptoms

Can you bruise ribs by pushing to feel spleen? Was doing last night and now sore to touch. Don't feel spleen. 13cm spleen on ct 1 mo ago- no symptoms

No: You are sore because of digital manipulation, will go away. Spleen of 13 cm is normal size, no body will ever feel it manually, even in skinny persons, it needs to triple its size to be felt under the rib cage. Your spleen is fine, stop worrying about it, take care ...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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Symptoms of headache, chest pains, coughing, random bruising, infections?

Sounds like more: Than can be sorted out in 400 characters. Need a visit with your doc for a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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Symptoms: random bruising, chest pain, dilated pupils in the morning, eyelashes falling out, passing out. What could this be?

Symptoms: random bruising, chest pain, dilated pupils in the morning, eyelashes falling out, passing out. What could this be?

See a doctor: There may be several things that can cause problems such as these, including endocrine abnormalities, anemia, etc. Someone with these symptoms needs to be evaluated by a health care pro. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?

I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?

See a doctor: Cannot, even if you gave enough data, diagnose you on the internet. These symptoms deserve a detailed evaluation by a competent experienced clinician who can obtain a full history and a detailed physical exam. Do this soon. ...Read more

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Are chest pains, mysterious weight loss, hair loss, easy bruising, coldness, haemoptysis, fainting all symptoms of haemoptysis?

Are chest pains, mysterious weight loss, hair loss, easy bruising, coldness, haemoptysis, fainting all symptoms of haemoptysis?

Reword your question: If you clarify your question you will probably get an answer, but I think you meant to ask if those things are symptoms of "X" but I'm just not sure what "X" is. Do you really mean to ask if those are symptoms of hemoptysis? ...Read more

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I believe I cracked my rib, what are some ways to relieve the pain while it heals?

Multiple meds: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, narcotics, anti seizure medicine, and antidepressants. If severe, an intercostal nerve block can relieve the rib pain. ...Read more

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Is a man or women's ribs easier to crack when cpr is administrated?

Is a man or women's ribs easier to crack when cpr is administrated?

Old age = easier: It is based on amount of calcium in bone--which women tend to lose faster then men, so generally easier to break female's rib (s) with CPR than males. ...Read more

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Cracked my ribs in car crash, please, any advice?

Cracked my ribs in car crash, please, any advice?

Serious: Complications can be pneumothorax, hemothorax,
pneumonia is not uncommon with poor pain control and ineffective cough.
Older persons are at higher risk than 36 but if you do not seek medical attention beware of fever, difficulty breathing etc and go! ...Read more

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Has anyone ever cracked or broken their ribs by sneezing?

Has anyone ever cracked or broken their ribs by sneezing?

Sneezing: It can happen but it tends to occur in the elderly and frail patients with thinning of the bones or patients on chronic long term oral steroids. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cracked or bruised ribs?

What to do if I have cracked or bruised ribs?

X-rays fine?: If you have been checked for any lung puncture and the ribs are just cracked, you should have been prescribed pain medication. A muscle relaxant can help in addition. A lidocaine patch could help (script). You can use your hand or a pillow as a splint when you need to move or take those deep breaths. Heating pad helps. Be sure to see a doc if you have any fever, cough, or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Lower left back rash that also causes rib bruising?

Lower left back rash that also causes rib bruising?

Diagnosis?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Can you get a cracked/bruised rib from falling backwards?

Can you get a cracked/bruised rib from falling backwards?

Yes you can.: Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma. A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two.

Most heal on their own without surgery, but it appears that multiple broken ribs that affect breathing do better when fixed with modern plate and screw devices. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bone bruise in the ribs to heal?

How long does it take for a bone bruise in the ribs to heal?

6 to 8 weeks: Most rib injuries are fractures. Rib "bruises" are most likely fractures in which the ends fit together so well they can't be seen on xray. In most people, rib fractures heal completely in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have OI T1 and cracked 3 ribs, how can I carry my school books safely?

I have OI T1 and cracked 3 ribs, how can I carry my school books safely?

Don't Carry Books: You can have your doctor write a letter to the school asking for a second set of books for you to keep at home so you do not need to carry them. If you would like help with this schedule a visit via concierge using code XATXVC. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between broken ribs, cracked ribs and a pulled muscle next to ur ribs?

Need advice on what is the the difference between broken ribs, cracked ribs and a pulled muscle next to ur ribs?

Location: Fractured and cracked = the same & u would b tender on the bone of the rib. If intercostal muscles the pain will b between the boney rib. ...Read more

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I was exercising and I heard a pop. Now my right side is so very sore right above my hip. Could I have cracked a rib?

I was exercising and I heard a pop. Now my right side is so very sore right above my hip. Could I have cracked a rib?

Muscle injury likely: Assuming you mean in the lower-mid outer abdominal area, then a strain of an intercostal muscle (between the ribs) or a partial tear of an oblique muscle (outer abdomen) would be the most likely cause. A rib fracture is possible, but less likely as more force is typically required to injure a rib. Treatment is usually symptomatic and includes rest, ice and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week. Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?

Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week. Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?

Frequent and: Excessive motion across a fracture point in a bone will slow healing. However ribs usually do well because they are naturally splinted well by surrounding musculature. Try your approach but let pain be the guide to tell you to back away. ...Read more

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Hit by softball on cheekbone. If it was broken/cracked would I know? Hard knot, slow bruising, mild headache. 48 hrs has passed.

Hit by softball on cheekbone. If it was broken/cracked would I know? Hard knot, slow bruising, mild headache. 48 hrs has passed.

Softball injury: Your symptoms of pain, swelling, bruising and headache after an injury to the face could all be related to a fracture...Or maybe not! The best way to tell is to follow up with your doctor and obtain some imaging (like an x-ray). Good luck! ...Read more

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