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What are the symptoms of a bruised rib- what does it feel like?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Pain

A bruised rib is mainly painful, especially if you breathe in or if you push on it.
A chest or rib xray can tell if the rib is bruised or broken, although, in reality, unless there is collapse of the lung, there is nothing really to do about a broken rib except for time and healing.

In brief: Pain

A bruised rib is mainly painful, especially if you breathe in or if you push on it.
A chest or rib xray can tell if the rib is bruised or broken, although, in reality, unless there is collapse of the lung, there is nothing really to do about a broken rib except for time and healing.
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