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Can a displaced rib cause you pain when you swallow food?

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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Any intrathoracic movement or pressure such as swallowing, deep breaths or coughing can cause pain if ribs are fractured or dislocated.

In brief: Yes

Any intrathoracic movement or pressure such as swallowing, deep breaths or coughing can cause pain if ribs are fractured or dislocated.
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Possible

If the rib impinges on the esophagus then yes.
But this is unlikely. More likely you can experience pain when breathing deep.

In brief: Possible

If the rib impinges on the esophagus then yes.
But this is unlikely. More likely you can experience pain when breathing deep.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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