Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
175 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Doctors waiting to answer your question
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi
MD
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

General & Family Physician

Exp 6 years

Dr. Suresh Heijebu
MD
Dr. Suresh Heijebu

General & Family Physician

Exp 9 years

Dr. Vaishalee Punj
MD
Dr. Vaishalee Punj

General & Family Physician

Exp 16 years

Dr.Raju
MD
Dr.Raju

General & Family Physician

Exp 11 years

Dr. Kiran Kumar
MD
Dr. Kiran Kumar

General & Family Physician

Exp 11 years

Dr. Arun Prasad
MD
Dr. Arun Prasad

General Surgeon

Exp 35 years

Non-displaced rib fracture treatment

Premium Questions

Dr. Vivek Chail MD

I fell on by right side and my doctor said I fracture r4 and crack r5 disk He said they will heal on there own, is that right ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Vivek Chail ( Radiologist)
Dr. Vivek Chail MD

Hey there, I was thrown from a horse and fractured rib right hand side .. 2 weeks ago. Went to hospital and they xrayed and ultrasounded .. cleared me. Its been healing but then today I picked up ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Vivek Chail ( Radiologist)
Dr. Noble Zachariah MD

My husband broke ribs 3-7 and separated his shoulder. He continues to have shooting pain into his armpit. His injuries are to his right side He was hospitalized and the lungs were not involved. He did have some fluid... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Noble Zachariah ( Internal Medicine Specialist)
Dr.  Praveen Tayal MD

Asking for my daughter: She has been coughing and congested possibly from allergies. Her OB gave her Flonase . She continued coughing and now has a fractured rib. What can she take to quickly heal? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Praveen Tayal ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari MD

, if their is multiple rib fractures at different stages say two weeks from each break is it painful? what forces would ... suffered from multiple rib fractures at different times (different... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari ( Pediatrician)

Public Forum Discussions

Jay Indravadan Patel MD

Cc: Rib pain Hist: Fell from ladder 4/11/2012 INCENTIVE SPIROMETER q 2 hr 3 - times MEDS: Percocet q 6 h Valium q 6 h Motrin 400 mg q 4 h Asprin q 4 h ACTIVITY LEVEL QUESTION? BEDREST WITH BATHROOM PRIVILEGES? OR LIGHT... View answer

Answered by : Jay Indravadan Patel ( Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist)
Dr. Ilaria Morelli MD

my mom fell and broke a rib since home from hospital she does not want to eat 1 or 2 bites here and there and sleeps a lot try to get her to eat and she says she wants to die. she is 87 and before the fall she cooked did... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ilaria Morelli ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Sandeep V MD

74 yr old male, slipped and fell on bathroom toilet on 6/13 Saturday around 3-4am suspects he has rib fracture with visible indentation in the rib area. Can he have SBO or Sm Bowel puncture ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Sandeep V ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi MD

I broke three ribs two days ago in a bicycle accident. I haven t slept since then because of the pain and I find it hard to clear my throat, I don t have the strength which then makes me hear rattling in my chest. Does... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Md Iftakhar MD

there now. Could it just be a rib fracture on the right under the breast or near the breastbone? I know that there isn t much the docs can do for rib fractures. I am 140 pds and 5 9 . ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Md Iftakhar ( General & Family Physician)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Shanti Vennam MD

Hello, It could be a simple muscle spasm over the chest wall or some injury to the rib cage leading to either soft tissue compression or rib fracture. Treatment is rest and strapping if there is any...

Dr.  T Chandrakant MD

HI. Most of the times the rib fractures heal on their own as there is no definite treatment except in some cases we can wire them or so. It takes about 3 to 6 weeks for it to heal Consult an Ortho...

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar MD

It usually takes about 6 to 8 weeks for a rib fracture to heal completely.