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Broken or bruised rib? How can I tell which?
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to tell
If its just one rib, it is hard to tell on exam, and sometimes even xray.
A ct scan would tell, but involves radiation and sometimes a high cost.

In brief: Hard to tell
If its just one rib, it is hard to tell on exam, and sometimes even xray.
A ct scan would tell, but involves radiation and sometimes a high cost.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: X--ray
You need to have an x-ray done to make the diagnosis.

In brief: X--ray
You need to have an x-ray done to make the diagnosis.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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