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X Rays Of Broken Ribs
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What can a chest X-ray diagnose besides broken ribs and lung tumors? My doctor wants to do a chest x-ray, but i don’t know why? My ribs don’t hurt and i’m not coughing. What could he be looking for?
Many things: Many things can be seen on a chest xray - scars, infection, tumors, foreign bodies, size and shape of the heart, and much more. As to why your doctor is ordering one for you, you should ask him or her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: A chest xray or dedicated rib xrays can identify rib fractures and determine (roughly) whether the fractures are new or old, but they cannot determine what caused the fractures. ...Read more
I hit my ribs on a tree while sleigh riding. I went for an X-ray and it wasn't broken. But now, it is swollen under my left breast muscle and i feel weak. What should I do?
Chest wall injury: X-rays sometimes can miss rib fractures, however they usually do r/o lung injury or collapse. This type of injury typically takes weeks to heal since it is impossible to rest the chest wall muscles from a bruise. I would be applying local heat and taking otc pain meds. See your pcp if you continue not to improve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need further work: With this, you'll need further work up. A chest ct scan will tell for sure, but the treatment migh be the same: time. It really depends on your situation and what's injured. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had right back rib pain for seven weeks. I did not fall or injure myself. X-rays negative. What's up?
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer