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Is it necessary to have xray for a broken rib?

No.

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Not necessary, but if your symptoms persist or you feel short of breath, you may benefit from an xray.
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Would an xray specifically for detection of broken ribs also show up early lung diseases?

Maybe

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Depends on the lung disease, but usually not.
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Iv had chesty cough for five weeks pain in chest and breast I had a chest xray bout 8 weeks ago for broken rib and lungs wwrw fine should I be worried?

Have followup

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There are complications of broken ribs that can show up later. Hemothorax-blood in chest. Infection, Pulmonary contusion from the injury to the ribs and pneumonia
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How do you heal a broken rib?

Time

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All broken bones heal with time usually. A high calcium diet may help speed things up if you're deficient, but ultimately, time is the only cure.
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Dr. Marvin Den answered:

I think I've broken two ribs?

See your doctor

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If you are having any difficulty breathing go to the ER. Otherwise see your doctor for pain management
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How can a broken rib be fixed?

Tincture of time

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A simple rib fracture is usually allowed to heal on its' own. A more complex fracture that has injured underlying lung may require surgical reduction but that is unusual.
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How bad would a broken rib feel?

It can be very

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Painful but pain tolerances vary from individual to individual. Even a bruised or contused rib can be quite painful to the point that breathing can hurt. If causing enough pain or breathing difficulty, see your doctor.
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Broken rib hurts years later, why?

? Arthritic changes?

Have it medically assessed.
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How do I breathe with a broken rib?

Painful

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Try to breath as deep as you can so you don't get pneumonia.
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Can broken ribs cause periocarditis?

No

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Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart.
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