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Xrays Of Broken Ribs
Bottom left rib sticks out and pops near sternum when someone hugs me or there's pressure on them. Xrays show no broken rib. Why does it do this & hurt?
Pain: Probably an anatomic aberrationGet a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Depends on the lung disease, but usually not. ...Read more
Hi, my xray result told that there's an ovoid density projecting over the 6th anterior rib, what was that mean? Thanks.
Were you: Wearing a shirt with buttons when you took the X-ray? ...Read more
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
Was looking straight on at my tspine xray and notice I have many ribs that are very uneven in alignment. Could this be symptomatic or common finding?
It depends.: The appearance on x-ray is highly variable depending upon the angle the x-ray was taken at as well as your body position at the time. Unless you have had trauma or have a congenital anomaly, it is unlikely to be more then artifact. Radiologists are well trained in deciphering this issue and they're read of the x-ray will be the most important factor in interpretation. ...Read more
Left bottom front rib juts out + feels much thicker. Awaiting xray results but any ideas meanwhile? Uncomfortable lying on side. Had 1 month, no injury
Bone growth, or mechanical: Could be a bone growth under rib. That is unusual. Mechanical function of the rib cage can cause a change in position of the ribs. Could be a long-standing problem that is now showing up involving A change in how the rib cage or spine is working. X-ray results should be helpful in diagnosing it. ...Read more
I am 63 yrs old female. Last summer I fell and thought I hurt my ribs. When I fell I curled up and kind of rolled. Xray showed ribs were ok. Pain has?
Went to the dr had a xray didn't see anything said come back in 2 weeks if I still have pain on my right side underneath my ribs It hurts all the time?
Hard to say; investi: It's hard to say from the short introduction what the problem could be. If the symptom (pain) is disabling or keeps you from doing usual activities, you could use further investigation. Rib sprain/bruise (from trauma), liver problems, and other problems can arise. Did you get an X-ray for the ribs (not just chest)? Consider HealthTap Prime if you don't have a doctor to talk to. Good luck, and thanks for asking HT. ...Read more
Radiation: Probably about. 03 mSv.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Plain x-rays are very good at looking for fractures, however, a hairline, nondisplaced fracture could be missed on an x-ray. ...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
Having bad rib pain that moves to the middle and upper rib on left side. I fractured it when I had pnmonia 5 months agoHad an x-ray Dr's sayis ok?
Left pleuritic pain: Was the X-ray repeated now? If normal then suggest ECG to exclude cardiac disease, and nerve conduction study to exclude intercostal nerve injury. Also consider FBC and SPEP to exclude non benign pathology like myeloma. ...Read more
Yesterday as I picked up my 4 yr old daughter I felt a pain in my rib had a X-ray done but dose not show any damage the pain is really bad today why?
I've had pain on/under my left rib and chest. Dr said I have a bony abnormality as rib sticks out. Had xray today and shows 2 black circles?
Hmmmm: Talk to your doctor about those black for on the rib and ask him or her for plan. ...Read more
Hurt ribs &muscles around ribs a week ago, xray showed not broken but when mashed on I can feel them move & pop. Still have moderate pain. What is it?
Could be fracture: Rib fractures don't always show up on x-ray. They DO hurt. You can also get pneumonia from not breathing deeply enough because of the pain, or puncture a lung from too much movement if there's a sharp edge. Take the pain meds you have for other conditions, use heat locally to help muscles and ribs to heal. If you get a fever or get very short of breath, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Hard marble size lump under rt rib and rubbery lump on left rib, would a chest xray notice these when I had one?
I needed an xray of my spine and ribs and they couldn't get the right angle/image and took like 10 tries. Was I exposed to a lot of radiation?
Not really: X-rays typically do not expose patients to dangerous levels of radiation, even w/ multiple attempts. I would not be concerned at this point. ...Read more
2 yo xray says first rib has a horizontal course proximally and is angulated acutely inferiorly&is partially fused to the 2nd rib. What can b done?
2yo xray says first rib has a horizontal course proximally and is angulated acutely inferiorly&is partially fused to the 2nd rib. What can be done?
Wouldn't do: Anything unless there is some symptom directly related to that anomaly. You failed to mention whether you had any symptoms which initiated that radiographic investigation. Simply finding something doesn't mean you have to do anything with it. ...Read more
Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing (mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they
Need to be checked:
Your question was incomplete. You had an xray done. Apparently you are or have been under the care of a doctor who ordered Xray.
I will suggest that you should make an appointment with your doctor to find out the cause of your shortness of breath and pain.
Shortness of breath can be serious and if you can not get an apt early go to ER ...Read more
Pains under left breast on ribs. Feels like it pops out when I bend over sometimes. Took xray. Said there was nothing wrong. What do you think?
Don't worry about it: There are several possibilities, mostly in the mild abnormality range. I think you should treat with benign neglect for a month or so. The trouble with x-rays of the ribs is that they may be quite normal with soft tissue changes. But the symptoms don't sound alarming to me. ...Read more