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Doctor insights on: My Rib Hurts Alot And I Dont Know If Its Broken From Dismount Fall

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Is it possible to break some ribs by vomiting so much. My ribs hurt in my left side, i didn't fall or anything I have just been vomiting now stop.

Is it possible to break some ribs by vomiting so much. My ribs hurt in my left side, i didn't fall or anything I have just been vomiting now stop.

Unlikely: It is unlikely for a healthy 23 year old to fracture ribs from vomiting. You may have strained your intercostal muscles or developed inflammation in your costal (rib) cartilage. It is also possible you developed pleurisy (inflammation of the chest the area between your lungs and chest wall). Try some anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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Sharp pain and bruising on 1 side of my ribs after a hard fall on concrete stairs. Should I get checked out? I can breathe even though it hurts badly.

Sharp pain and bruising on 1 side of my ribs after a hard fall on concrete stairs. Should I get checked out? I can breathe even though it hurts badly.

Its a good idea: to find out if you broke a rib since this will take 4-5 weeks to heal (There is no specific treatment except pain medication and ICE/HEAT) Hope its just a bruise since this will feel better within a week! Good luck and I hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Good morning, I had a fall less than 48 hrs ago down my stairs and hurt my leg and ribs and since numbness under my ribs towards back and low belly ??

Medical check up: A medical examination by your physician would be a good idea as the numbness implies possible injury to one of the intercostal nerves. You may also have broken a rib in that area. Usually rib fracturte causes pain which will be worse on taking a deep breath. I would suggest a medical exam and possibly X-rays on your Rib/s where you are hurting or have a bruised area/numbness areas. ...Read more

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Abrupt onset of shaking, sweating, nausea and lightheaded. Fasting blood sugar is 97. Had a bad fall and hurt my ribs and right side of my back.

Abrupt onset of shaking, sweating, nausea and lightheaded. Fasting blood sugar is 97. Had a bad fall and hurt my ribs and right side of my back.

Consider a seizure: Although many events might have caused your problem, including syncope, consider an EEG to assess seizure potential. Also, get EKG to rule out transient cardiac arrythmia. ...Read more

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My left rib hurt off and on?

My left rib hurt off and on?

Osteochonritis: The rib is not bony all the way it attac to the sternum by mens of cartilage , a lot of time that cunction get inflamed and cause the pain, off and on.Some time could acute and some time turn to chrnic conditon.I t happen with people who suffer from asmtha, wieght leffting and other cause. Be carefull some time pain in that area could be heart problems? ...Read more

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What should I do for a hurt rib?

Usually nothing: If it doesn't get better on it's own in a few days, see a doctor for a good physical exam. ...Read more