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Symptoms Of Cracked Rib In Back
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
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
Fell down my stairs, step hit my back, wind was knocked out of me, lower back on left side, painful to touch the ribs there. Did I crack a rib?
Possible: You should see your doctor for xrays. Get well soon! ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can you do for cracked or broken ribs? My husband fell off a ladder last week and injured his back, neck, and ribs. Last night he was rolling over in bed and feels that he broke or cracked his ribs. He said it is really bad.
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
Rib fracture: Anything is possible. However, this is very rare. ...Read more
I have a small pneumothorax from a cracked rib from hockey on Mar 17. the lung is almost back to normal... can I fly to Denver on April 4th?
Best to follow up: Best to follow up with doctor who has been managing the pneumothorax. Medical clearance for flying should come from that physician. ...Read more
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
What's the home treatment for a cracked lower rib near the backbone? No insurance, certain there's not much a doctor can do for it. No bruising @ 34hr?
Cracked rib: Time will heal it, for pain, analgesics, ice or heat will help. ...Read more
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?
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
We assume my partner has cracked a rib as he feels a popping when he breathes in and out and has chest pain after some heavy lifting and a violent sneeze, his back is also aching is this normal? Shall we get an X-ray done? Or see our gp?
Both: I would recommend both, that you have a chest radiograph and that you see your physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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