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Doctor insights on: Cracked Ribs Cause Lung

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Can cracked ribs cause a lung infection?

Can cracked ribs cause a lung infection?

Indirectly: The pain from the rib injury keeps you from taking regular deep breaths and this prevents you from clearing the build-up of "stuff" in your lungs that normally accumulates. Bacteria multiply and give you pneumonia. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


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Mom fell X-ray show cracked rib on wednesday now has knot there and still lot of pain? Lungs clear just pain and weakness thoughts?

Mom fell X-ray show cracked rib on wednesday now has knot there and still lot of pain? Lungs clear just pain and weakness thoughts?

Broken rib: A broken rib usually heals in 3 to 6 weeks . Ibuprofen and all nsaids interfere with bone and any other type of healing and can make the healing process stall or stop completely. Better to take a mild narcotic like Codeine rather than any nsaid. ...Read more

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Would damage caused when a rib entered my lung in the past cause copd?

Would damage caused when a rib entered my lung in the past cause copd?

No: A traumatic lung injury does not cause copd. COPD results from inflammation causing airway damage usually as a result of smoking. ...Read more

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What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external :( I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu

What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external :(
I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu

Allergies/reaction: This sensation of itchiness can be caused by allergies. If it is only happening when you have the flu then it is probably caused by your bodies reaction to the infection. When we get infected our immune system sends out cells that release substances to rid us of the infection. Sometimes these substances cause inflammation and itchiness as part of the healing process. ...Read more

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When my heart beats it feels like it's being forced to pump or like something's touching it like lungs or ribs is that possible? Other causes?

When my heart beats it feels like it's being forced to pump or like something's  touching it like lungs or ribs is that possible? Other causes?

Not sure: I am not sure what you are describing exactly. Sometimes you can get a skip the beat that sounds like what you have are having but this should not be all the time. With your history listed, i worried that you could have other problems and should visit your primary doctor to learn more. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause a palpable lymph node on the rib cage (specifically lower left rib cage)?

Can lung cancer cause a palpable lymph node on the rib cage (specifically lower left rib cage)?

Not a lymph node: There are no lymph nodes at the location you describe, so what you are referring to may be a soft tissue mass like lipoma lung cancer can spread to lymph nodes inside the chest or to those above the clavicle (collarbone) or in the armpit ...Read more