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How Do You Know If You Have A Broken Rib
Xray: The only way to know if your rib is truly broken is with an xray. This simple diagnostic test creates a picture of the rib cage which your physician can use to evaluate your pain. Sometimes it can be hard to see a fracture on xray. Typically these breaks take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anti-inflammatories: Broken ribs take longer to heal than some injuries because the ribs are always moving. The only truly “natural” pain reliever are the endorphins your body makes. Some people and some studies have shown that white willow bark is an effective anti-inflammatory. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil (and not plant oil) can be very potent anti-inflammatories, but take weeks to months to take work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam: Rib fractures are often a "clinical diagnosis". This means by history/cause of pain, and physical simple exam, a fracture is presumed. Generally do not do "rib films" to diagnose a rib fracture. A simple fracture will often not be seen on routine chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest X-Ray...: Often you can suspect it by having pain with breathing. Broken ribs are usually caused by trauma of some sort (car accident, fights, falling, etc). The best test is an x-ray or ct scan to determine for sure. The treatment is usually just pain medication alone. Rarely is surgery used for broken ribs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is essential: To be compliant with your physician's medical recommendations. ...Read more
Narcotic reaction: If you are on an opiated pain med this may be a side effect of these meds ...Read more
Im 35 weeks, i was wondering if its possible to have a broken rib from my naby kickkng my ribs so hard?
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