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Can a bruised liver or a broken rib not show on X-ray? What can explain the pain?

Can a rib be broke and not show up on exray or bruise the liver . Fell backwards on a metal wagon wheel did exrays but showed not broken hurts by the liver area, I did hear a pop after they got donw with exrays all dr said is did something to the rib cage. stayiing in bed ice, Wonder if it could of pop it under right side under breast area to the back middle ribs.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Broken ribs are visible on Xray however for ruling out any lesion on liver you would require to do a ultrasound of abdomen.
Answered: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
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