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Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 in General Health
Question: I heard and felt a snap or pop in my ribs when I sneezed. Severe pain! Is it a bone or cartilage or just muscle. Can't cough or sneeze without excruciating pain. What do I do?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 35 minutes later
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Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

One cant be sure if its a fractured rib unless an x ray of the chest involving the ribs is done. Go to an ER immediately and get the x ray done. Prolonged painful breathing can lead to atelectasis so the pain associated with breathing must be relieved. Take ibuprofen or any other NSAID available to you now and reach a hospital soon.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

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