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What are the symptoms of a cracked rib from a kid jumping on you?

What are the symptoms of a cracked rib from a kid jumping on you?

Simple answer: This may be too simple but pain along your ribs is the first sign. Then go see a doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cracked rib? I have a pain in the rib area and it is sore to touch

Go see your doc: Rib fractures are painful and take a long time to heal. Go see your family doc for an xray and exam. He can offer you medication to allow you to heal and re-assure you of your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please help can't take the pain! My (r) shoulder blade bottom tip along with all (r) side ribs hurt so bad, only relief when cracked or medicine?

Get diagnosis: Radiating pain can have many causes. Treatment should be specific. Get it diagnosed properly. A physiatrist might help. ...Read more

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I have right side upper chest or back pain can't tell where it is it's constant and worsens when I move I'm thinking a rib is cracked or something?

I have right side upper chest or back pain can't tell where it is it's constant and worsens when I move I'm thinking a rib is cracked or something?

Your symptoms are: Most likely musculoskeletal but could also be pulmonary or vascular or neurological. If they persist it would be important to see a health care provider for evaluation and avoid potentially serious consequences. ...Read more

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How to tell if I cracked a rib, or just injured a muscle in center of mid back, below shoulder blades? Pain when bending but not if stationary.

Get an x-ray: An x-ray would be necessary to diagnose a fractured rib. Usually a fractured rib would be painful with movement, deep breathing or coughing. It would also be tender on feeling it. The center of the back would be an unusual location for a rib fracture--it should be off to one side or the other. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a rib fracture after getting my back cracked?

How do I know if I have a rib fracture after getting my back cracked?

Exam & X-ray: Unusual, but if there was a flaw in the rib- cyst or some other weakness it may be possible.
Broken ribs have happened with coughing!
sometimes we can feel a callous or rough spot or movement.
Generall, x-ray of the chest and some specific rib films will solve the issue. ...Read more

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Ymy rib feels really sore almost like cracked. Had no trauma. It hurts to move period. And sends a sharp pain in my back to my pelvic.

Well, did you: Recently have a lot of coughing? You could have a muscle strain. Try aleve (naproxen) if no contraindications but as always see a doc for fever, getting worse, etc. If the pain starts there and is happening from the ribs it is pain control but don't want to mislead if I haven't examined. ...Read more

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Hurt rib 3d ago box. Got X-r, nothing, ER said maybe crack. Back pain near spine lowest ribs, yesterday receded for 6 hours after popping sound, now pain again started during laying in bed. Is it dislocated, treatment?

Hurt rib 3d ago box. Got X-r, nothing, ER said maybe crack. Back pain near spine lowest ribs, yesterday receded for 6 hours after popping sound, now pain again started during laying in bed. Is it dislocated, treatment?

Yes: What you are describing is pretty "classical" for subluxing (partial dislocating) ribs at the posterior cartilage connection with your spine.
UNFORTUNATELY you cannot "splint" your chest (you need to breathe / cough. If the pain is severe an injection may be helpful!
Consult your PCP (Primary Care Provider =) for hands on diagnosis and treatment!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a pain in my chest which is worse when I press on it above my right breast and in same place in back? Don't think I've cracked anything? Stress?

Maybe stress: Mental stress can cause aches and pains, and it can also make us notice "real" aches and pains more. It's impossible to know the root cause over the internet, it could be a muscle strain, bruised rib, etc. If it doesn't get better soon, please see a doctor in person. You could also try aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetominophen (tylenol) to see if that helps. ...Read more

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Months of right upper back tightness. Right upper chest tightness as well. Feels like it needs to crack but doesn't. What could this be??

Months of right upper back tightness. Right upper chest tightness as well. Feels like it needs to crack but doesn't. What could this be??

See doctor: This could be almost anything. I recommend a physical examination. Your physician might want to do a chest x-ray. If your doctor doesn't find anything serious, a chiropractor might be of some use. ...Read more

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I have discoloration on my chest, neck, back, and the beginning of my butt crack, how can I make it lighter or make it go away, my doctor said its fungis?

I have discoloration on my chest, neck, back, and the beginning of my butt crack, how can I make it lighter or make it go away, my doctor said its fungis?

Dermatomycosis: If your doctor recognized this as a local superficial skin infection I am sure they also told you what to put on it to help eradicate it. If you prefer to use otc there are numerous agents that your friendly pharmacist will recommend. ...Read more

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