Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 6 months ago

I think I broke my rib?

Hey, so I was out being an idiot climbing around walls with friends and managed to fall on my side with quite a lot of force.

I didn’t think a lot about it but when I woke up this morning, about a 6-8 inch radius around my lower right ribs are just a big bright purple/red bruise. There’s mild swelling but it’s very painful to touch.

Do broken ribs fix themselves or do I have to go see a doctor?

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  • John
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    I broke two toes 35 years ago and just let it heal itself with no complications. I broke my hand last week and it is going to heal itself. Your broken rib needs taped all the way around the rib cage and it will heal itself. It takes a broken bone 6 weeks to heal.

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