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I am 16 years old and smoke weed could I get lung cancer? I get pains where my ribs are on the left side

I am 16 years old and smoke weed could I get lung cancer? I get pains where my ribs are on the left side

Eventually/not now: Smoking anything like weed or cigarettes throws a bunch of irritants into the sensitive lung tissue and over a a couple decades this may trigger cancer. Any pain you have at your age is likely infection or inflammation from something else. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Might it be possible that a a chest X-ray tell if you smoke weed?

Might it be possible that a a chest X-ray tell if you smoke weed?

No: Strictly speaking, a chest x-ray does not show evidence of marijuana use. However, there are certain findings such as emphysematous changes which could be consistent with chronic lung changes due to smoking in general. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What must I do for fractured rib?

What must I do for fractured rib?

Depends: If you have only one or two fractured ribs, there isn't too much to do, and time is your best ally. Breathing exercises and pain medication really is all you can do. The pain should resolve over a span of approximately 3 months. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a fractured rib?

What is the cure for a fractured rib?

Time: Most rib fractures will heal over time with no treatment needed. Most care is supportive, trying to stay comfortable until healing occurs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could ease pain from fractured ribs?

Can you tell me how I could ease pain from fractured ribs?

Thoracic compression: Rib pain is significant and lasts a long time. Compression of the thorax and splinting the injured ribs is helpful. It is the reason that you hold and press against your chest about the area of the fractured rib. Historically, rib binders were use. If you're female, and extra length paneled brassiere will help support the chest wall. For the fellas – ace wrapping or strapping. Beware pneumonia! ...Read more

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What to do if someone got a fractured rib for first aid?

What to do if someone got a fractured rib for first aid?

Prevent: Further injury to the lung by the broken rib. Once at the hospital or doctors office you may be told that no other treatment is needed if it's just one rib. Be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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How and wat is the best and most pain free way too sleep with fractured ribs?

How and wat is the best and most pain free way too sleep with fractured ribs?

Time: Time and pain meds. Other than that, operative rib fixation will decrease the time, but at the expense if operative risk, which is low. The procedure however is not frequently done, and you may have a tough time finding anyone who does it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have an endoscopy scheduled but I fractured a rib last night. Will this affect the procedure?

Rib fractures: No it should not effect the procedure. You should be monitored a little closer afterwards to make sure the pain from your rib fracture isn't keeping you from taking deep breaths. ...Read more

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How long does it take for fractured ribs to heal? Are there any huge risks of walking around with broken ribs?

How long does it take for fractured ribs to heal? Are there any huge risks of walking around with broken ribs?

Rib healing: No real good studies on rib fractures. They can hurt for weeks or longer depending on how bad the fractures are. Usually walking around is good. ...Read more

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I fractured left rib 6, 7, 8, 9 in 2008. I still have soreness, sometimes abit more than other times. Is this common all these years later?

Maybe: It's not uncommon to have aches and pains years after an injury. If it's mild, I wouldn't worry about it. If it's limiting your activities, or more severe, see you doctor for a more complete evaluation and ask in an X-ray it crashes scan is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Having bad rib pain that moves to the middle and upper rib on left side. I fractured it when I had pnmonia 5 months agoHad an x-ray Dr's sayis ok?

Left pleuritic pain: Was the X-ray repeated now? If normal then suggest ECG to exclude cardiac disease, and nerve conduction study to exclude intercostal nerve injury. Also consider FBC and SPEP to exclude non benign pathology like myeloma. ...Read more

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I fractured two ribs three days ago, how dangerous is it to go for a run? I'm training for a marathon but I'm planning to only do half the training.

I fractured two ribs three days ago, how dangerous is it to go for a run? I'm training for a marathon but I'm planning to only do half the training.

Can't take a break?: Seriously consider that you can't run a marathon with broken ribs. Take the time to invest in letting your body heal. If you are that addicted to exercise, take a step back and think about your motivations. Are you really exercising excessively due to body image issues? There are variant forms of anorexia/eating disorders involving inability to stop exercising. Consider obsessive compulsive issues. ...Read more

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How to care for bruised or fractured ribs?

How to care for bruised or fractured ribs?

Rest: Rest, ice, and antiinflammatory meds. No surgery is needed because they are usually stable fractures however it just takes time to heal. Avoid stenosis activities for 2-3 months. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do I know that I have a fractured rib?

How do I know that I have a fractured rib?

Easy to break a rib!: If you've had an injury that puts unusual force against a rib, you may be able to feel a very tender spot at the point of fracture. An xray can confirm a fracture. Often, however, you don't see the fracture initially - but a little while later, after new bone has formed around the fracture site. You often don't do much - other than comfort measures - as the broken rib heals...About six weeks! ...Read more

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What do you do if someone got a fractured rib?

Pain control: Pain control is the mainstay for fractured ribs. Only on rare occasions, when patients are polytraumatized, we will operate on them using plates and screws to improve their lung function and decrease their stay in the icu. Otherwise, we let them heal on their own. ...Read more

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Can I work out with a healing fractured rib?

Can I work out with a healing fractured rib?

Depends: Depends what kind of fracture you have and how long you have been injured. Posterior fractures may have a greater risk of puncturing a lung.
Check with your doc! ...Read more

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Could I have fractured a rib from coughing while I have pneumonia?

Could I have fractured a rib from coughing while I have pneumonia?

Yes: It is possible but not common. I'd consider muscle injury as a more likely culprit. The pain from that can continue for a month or more. ...Read more

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If you have a fractured rib can you still get up and walk around or is it too painful?

If you have a fractured rib can you still get up and walk around or is it too painful?

Usually ok to walk: The pain can be quite significant and it generally hurts to cough or even to breathe. I found an interferential stimulator applied to the area of the broken rib or ribs can relieve the pain quite successfully. ...Read more

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I've had cough. It's like a pulling sensation almost. Do you think I might've fractured a rib, advise?

I've had cough. It's like a pulling sensation almost. Do you think I might've fractured a rib, advise?

More likely: Intecostal muscle strain @ your age unless for some reason you have osteoporosis. Then a fierce cough can cause rib or vertebral Fx's. An evaluation by your PCB can be of great help. A hands on eval and images can give you an answer. ...Read more

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I got tackled by a stray dog. I hit the ground hard. For the last two days I've had a pain in my floating rib area. Could a rib be fractured?

I got tackled by a stray dog. I hit the ground hard. For the last two days I've had a pain in my floating rib area. Could a rib be fractured?

It's possible.: Perhaps it would be a good idea to see your primary care physician for an exam and an xray if indicated. I'm glad the stray dog didn't bite you. Rabies shots are no fun! ...Read more

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Do rib fractures heal by themselves or not?

Yes: Only the extremely rare fractures that involve multiple segments of the same rib or adjacent ribs need surgical repair. Even many of these will heal by themselves. ...Read more

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Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

6 weeks: A rib fracture heals like any other bone, taking six weeks to achieve sufficient strength. Soreness may be present far longer, but the actual fracture should be healed in a normal time period. ...Read more

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Could you get a fractured rib from just sneezing hard?

Possible: But very unlikely. You can, however, pull a muscle or dislodge rib/cartilage connections which is equally painful. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose that my rib is fractured or bruised?

Xray! Rib injuries: Depending on the history of injury, x-rays may or may not be necessary, as treatment is generally symptomatic and no different from bruised ribs versus fractured ribs. However, to definitively diagnose whether a rib is fractured or bruised, x-rays or some other radiographic modality (mri, ct) would be needed. ...Read more

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Are rib fractures from severe coughing really a rare event?

Are rib fractures from severe coughing really a rare event?

Not exactly...: Young, otherwise healthy individuals that develop pain/tenderness with severe cough are not likely to have "broken a rib". Cough induced rib fractures generally occur in a specific segment of the population with or without predisposing conditions/pathology. This link may provide a summary: http://goo. Gl/qokhr. ...Read more

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My son came up with unexpected rib fractures. What should we do?

How old?: Retake the history!
fall
fight
vigorous hug
wrestling

medications, steroids, drugs
any other trauma that he does not want to talk about- be curious

there are some bone conditions that are prone to fractures.
These are usually found in youth. ...Read more