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Pain in ribs after concussion and rib injury, no bruising on surface. Reason?

I fell a week ago and suffered a concussion , stitches and rib injury. At the time I did not feel any pain in the rib area until leaving the hospital, I believe it was do to shock. I have been in extreme pain since and whenever i move my ribs will pop. Do you think there is a fracture or bruising. No apparent bruise on the skin surface.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from soft tissue injury. I suggest you to consult a doctor nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim, ice the affected area and take anti-inflammatory drug like mortin to reduce pain and inflammation.

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon.
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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