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What are the symptoms of a rib fracture besides pain?
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Dr. Paul Kovatis
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pain with breathing
1) pain when sneezing coughing, laughing, going to the bathroom, twisting, getting dressed, pain with breathing.
2) note - many other things can mimic a rib fracgure including a heart attack (!) , herpes zoster (shingles) and GI issues so get checked out . . The good news is that most rib fractures do not require surgery but do indeed hurt and take weeks or months to improve.

In brief: Pain with breathing
1) pain when sneezing coughing, laughing, going to the bathroom, twisting, getting dressed, pain with breathing.
2) note - many other things can mimic a rib fracgure including a heart attack (!) , herpes zoster (shingles) and GI issues so get checked out . . The good news is that most rib fractures do not require surgery but do indeed hurt and take weeks or months to improve.
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Depends
Pain is most common but shortness of breath and chest tightness are also common.

In brief: Depends
Pain is most common but shortness of breath and chest tightness are also common.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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