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X Ray Of Rib Views
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Yes: An x ray of your ribs will determine if your ribs are broken or not. The x ray will not tell you why they were broken. ...Read more
Hi I had hit the side of my rib really hard last week and now it's swollen and hurts when I touch it should i get and x ray?
Probably not: a non displaced or mildly displaced rib fracture without complication (pneumothorax, hemothorax, pulmonary contusion ) is not worth diagnosing. You will live with the same rib fracture pain for 6 weeks whether or not it is confirmed by radiography. Any worsening shortness of breath, go to the ED directly. That could indicate increase pneumothorax or bleeding into pleural space. ...Read more
Cont to follow: You need to continue to f/up with your DR concerning this. It is impossible to give you reassurance about this without an exam ...Read more
Pain right side spine one inch below shoulder blade around to ribs for months. Back X-ray showed nothing. What could it be?
Thoracic pain: After excluding problems with your lungs (pneumonia), aorta, heart, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder etc. You would want to consider a herniated thoracic disc. Any of these problems could mimic your symptoms. The chronic nature of symptoms suggests, to me, that nerve pressure could be causing. Especially if worse bending/twisting. Easy to confirm with mri. Treatment usually nonsurgical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer