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Is It Necessary To Go To Er For A Possible Broken Rib
Broken rib: It depends on whether the rib is broken in just one place or multiple, and whether adjacent ribs are injured as well. The range of therapy is from anti inflammatory and pain medications to wrapping, to intercostal block for pain, and least likely, surgical intervention for stabilization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a CT of the chest in ER and was told I have several fractures to my ribs. One acute rib fracture and several healed,and Chronic rib fractu?
Underlying problems?: Multiple rib fractures over time are concerning for problems with the bones (osteoporosis, cancer in the ribs, poor nutrition), or repeat trauma. Repeat trauma can be related to frequent falls from a neurologic condition, chronic alcoholism, or abuse. Proper evaluation of the possible causes of repeat rib fractures requires addressing numerous factors, which could be handled by a family physician. ...Read more
My husband went to ER for severe pain in his back; developed overnight. Diagnosis from Chest X-Ray is "Fracture of 6th posterior right rib laterally with callus formation which may represent subacute rib fracture. Mild blunting of the right costophrenic
More info. needed .: . . . Hard to help without additional info. Callous formation implies healing. The real question is the cause, correct? Rib fractures rarely occur spontaneously (i.e. without a reason). If you are certain that there was no trauma involved, it is very important that your husband contact his doctor to be evaluated for the cause. I hope this helps. Best of luck. ...Read more
Taking meloxicam for a possible broken rib from coughing. Cough is mostly better now. 2+ hrs after pill, no pain relief whatsoever. What should I do?
Mrtrcycle accident going<30mph i came down on lt side.Dr. Sd no broken rib.It's been 2wks and i still have a pinpoint pain high on rib area.Misplaced?
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
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