Question by  kdev1203 (52)

How can you tell if you've cracked a rib?

I fell down the stairs and my ribs hurt.


Answer by  hulmer (1067)

The only way to tell for certain is to have x-rays taken at a clinic, doctors office, or emergency room. If you have injured yourself, please visit one of the above as soon as possible.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

If you have pain there, then that is a good indicator. It is important to see a doctor right away so that you can get a real diagnosis.


Answer by  Krissy (178)

A cracked or broken rib will result in bruising and burning around the area. You may feel a sharp pain in your ribs when turning and twisting.

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