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What are the symptoms following multiple rib fractures?
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Pain
Rib fractures are not easy to diagnose without xrays.
Even then they can sometimes be hard to pick up. Pain right over the chest wall which is increased with sneezing or coughing. If you are having difficulty breathing then you need to see a physician. In some cases an injury which causes multiple rib fractures can puncture the lungs.

In brief: Pain
Rib fractures are not easy to diagnose without xrays.
Even then they can sometimes be hard to pick up. Pain right over the chest wall which is increased with sneezing or coughing. If you are having difficulty breathing then you need to see a physician. In some cases an injury which causes multiple rib fractures can puncture the lungs.
Dr. Bruce Prager
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Depends
It might be minor but multiple rib fractures, if enough of them, can eve lead to death.
Usually they result in pain, shortness of breath, and can result in chest asymmetry and an abnormal looking torso.

In brief: Depends
It might be minor but multiple rib fractures, if enough of them, can eve lead to death.
Usually they result in pain, shortness of breath, and can result in chest asymmetry and an abnormal looking torso.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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