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What causes pain and cracking sound on the ribs after an injury?

hi, i was playing with a baseball bat the other evening and hit myself right in the rib on the left side.it s been hurtting the most like when i get up in the mornings. when i move or take a deep breath, sounds like something is cracking. i don t really wanna go to the hosiptal for an x-ray. could i have bruised it or maybe even cracked something?
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
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Hello,

Your symptoms are suggestive of a bone fracture. That it why, I would recommend performing a chest X-ray study, especially if the chest pain is persistent. Otherwise, I would recommend taking ibuprofen for a week.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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