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How do you know if you have a broken rib?

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 more

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Which is the best natural pain reliever to get when you have a broken rib?

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 more

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How can a doctor find out if you have a broken rib?

How can  a doctor find out if you have a broken rib?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have a broken rib?

How can I tell if I have a broken rib?

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 more

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I have a broken rib cracked rib or what?

Medical evaluation: Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, xray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a broken rib in the care of the hospital., what to do?

It is essential: To be compliant with your physician's medical recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a broken rib and am experiencing nausea. Should I be worried?

I have a broken rib and am experiencing nausea. Should I be worried?

Narcotic reaction: If you are on an opiated pain med this may be a side effect of these meds ...Read more

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Prior to x-rays how does a doctor suspect/examine that you may have a broken rib?

Broken rib: Doctors can feel the movement of broken rib. Usually the site will be painful. However, not all broken ribs can be dignosed without x ray or ct scan. ...Read more

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