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Cracked Rib Symptoms No Bruising
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's the home treatment for a cracked lower rib near the backbone? No insurance, certain there's not much a doctor can do for it. No bruising @ 34hr?
Cracked rib: Time will heal it, for pain, analgesics, ice or heat will help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Symptoms: random bruising, chest pain, dilated pupils in the morning, eyelashes falling out, passing out. What could this be?
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
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
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
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
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've cracked my ribs so why do I have pain in my shoulder and collarbone, pain like air trying to escape?
MAY BE REFERRED PAIN: If your fractured lower ribs nay be reffered paoin. Get cxr or dt to check for pneumothoral ...Read more
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
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
I feel like I have a bruise on the right side of my back along the rib cage. It has been feeling sore for several weeks.
You might have: You might have shingles. See you doctor for the answer. ...Read more
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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