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What's the fastest way to heal a broken rib? Do i wrap it up or just leave it be?

What's the fastest way to heal a broken rib? Do i wrap it up or just leave it be?

Variable: Be examined. Get chest x-ray front or back rib. More than one rib? Pain? Complications can include pneumothorax, blood in chest, pneumonia. Wraps usually are not very much help. ...Read more

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Im pretty sure i pulled or strained a muscle right below my left bottom rib i was wondering how I should treat it for the fastest recovery time.

Im pretty sure i pulled or strained a muscle right below  my left bottom rib i was wondering how I should treat it for the fastest recovery time.

No quick answer: Resting the area is the only treatment. Unfortunately, when you strain a muscle near the ribs, it is impossible to 100% rest is - due to the need of the diaphragm and ribs for breathing... So don't over-do it with activity and be careful with coughing/sneezing and lying on that side while sleeping... ...Read more

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Awful sharp pain lower right ribs. Lasted 2 mins. Hurt to move/breathe way worse than when had spontan pneumomed but gone so fast... What was this?

Awful sharp pain lower right ribs. Lasted 2 mins. Hurt to move/breathe way worse than when had spontan pneumomed but gone so fast... What was this?

C ostepathic doctor: If your ribs hurt when moving, or breathing, you could have either a muscular spasm involving the rib, inflammation present, or something internal going on. Best to see an osteopathic doctor, who can do a complete musculoskeletal exam, of your neck, back, hips, extremities, pelvis, sacrum and ribs, and assess what's going on more precisely.S/he can also treat you to alleviate the pain without meds. ...Read more

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I fracture a rib in three places and it took them 8 months to figure out. It's been over a year but I feel pain when I lay a certain way or move fast.

I fracture a rib in three places and it took them 8 months to figure out. It's been over a year but I feel pain when I lay a certain way or move fast.

Ribs: It is highly likely that these ribs did not heal which is called a nonunion, it also could be a fibrous union where they heal but they don't feel completely due to persistent motion in the rib cage. Rib fractures very commonly do not heal as a long bone heals. The complaint you are having or not uncommon after an injury like this. Some people have tried ultrasound or bone stimulator's to help healsome people have tried ultrasound or bone stimulator's to help heal these fracturesolidly more some doctors will fix these with plates and screws ol ...Read more

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Acute, very sharp & fast shooting pains around my ribs going to middle back. What could this be?

Acute, very sharp & fast shooting pains around my ribs going to middle back. What could this be?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What if you have pains in area of left side ribs that at times feels like your hearts going to fast or to slow the pain gets so bad you can't get up?

Diagnosis?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. A diagnosis is what you specifically lack! a 30 day event monitoring exam would be a good starter to see what's happening during your symptoms. Other tests may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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I've bin having a weard pain unDer my left side armpit when I point it out I fell my ribs, most times I panic and my hart starts beating fast pls help?

I've bin having a weard pain unDer my left side armpit when I point it out I fell my ribs, most times I panic and my hart starts beating fast pls help?

Assessment: Recommend medical assessment to determine if there is a medical condition causing these symptoms. If not - behavioral health evaluation to rule anxiety disorders or panic attacks/ panic disorder would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain under rib cage while walking fast. What could this be?

Rib cage pain: I am not sure if it is on the right side or left side ? It could be muscle contraction , an ols rib injury. I would suggest that you talk to your dr about it soon. ...Read more

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High mcv,mchc and low red bc width. What does this mean?Chronic fs, nausea , full fast and feel like something is stuck under right lower ribs.

High mcv,mchc and low red bc width. What does this mean?Chronic fs, nausea , full fast and feel like something is stuck under right lower ribs.

Need actual results: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual results. What you are calling high and low may not be meaningfully abnormal. It would be prudent to discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been feeling rapid heart beats that go really fast and hit my rib cage, and it worries and much. This happens during. Exercise, what is this?

I've been feeling rapid heart beats that go really fast and hit my rib cage, and it worries and much. This happens during. Exercise, what is this?

Hard to say: But I'd be worried about a possible arrhythmia, as in irregular heart beat. It's possible that these sensations are related to benign extra heart beats, like PACs or PVCs, but nonetheless, you need to be formally evaluated. ...Read more

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Occasional pain under right ribs when I sit up too fast or sit down with force only lasts 30 seconds. How to tell if muscle spasm or something else.

Occasional pain under right ribs when I sit up too fast or sit down with force only lasts 30 seconds. How to tell if muscle spasm or something else.

If muscle: then it is likely reproducible by twisting, touching, moving and breathing. If severe pain and persistent , constant and unable to take shallow breaths you'll need to be evaluated at an urgent care or emergency room. Good luck ...Read more

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Was exercising doing a brisk fast 2 mile walk & got a little pain under my right rib cage. Comes & goes. My health has been good. Did I strain it?

Was exercising doing a brisk fast 2 mile walk & got a little pain under my right rib cage. Comes & goes. My health has been good. Did I strain it?

Were U eating right: before walking? Best idea is to check with your PCP and have an abdominal exam done in person to see if your liver, gallbladder, intestines (appendix) feel normal upon palpation to ascertain if it's internal, or external (rib strain/ intercostal muscle or otherwise). You've had previous surgery and depending where you had it can also affect if you had any scar tissue/adhesions impacting it or not ...Read more

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I fell face first snowboarding after hitting a jump. Brunt of impact was my elbow, chest, and ribs. It hurts to breath, move fast. Did i break a rib?

I fell face first snowboarding after hitting a jump. Brunt of impact was my  elbow, chest, and ribs. It hurts to breath, move fast. Did i break a rib?

Possible: Your ribs move every time you breath, so a bruise, inflammation, and or fracture can all cause pain. An exam would be best and possibly an x-ray to definitively diagnose you. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with idc with mets to spine/ribs on 9/4. Mri done in feb shows they missed the spine met. How long did I have cancer? How fast do mets grow?

Diagnosed with idc with mets to spine/ribs on 9/4. Mri done in feb shows they missed the spine met. How long did I have cancer? How fast do mets grow?

Each case is unique: Stage IV idc has about a 20% 5 year survival by american cancer society stats; but no case is typical. The speed of growth and prognosis depend on many things, including: tumor size, grade and staging of disease, the presence of certain tumor markers (her/2) and whether your cancer has hormone receptors for estrogen and progesterone. I suggest you discuss these issues with your oncologist further. ...Read more

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