#1
Good evening/morning/afternoon good sirs and ladies. My rib has been aching for a while now, and by that I mean agony when i cough and a dull ache when i breathe, so I was just wondering if it's possible to break, or just crack, a rib simply by coughing too much. As in a MASSIVE coughing spasm like the one I had a few days ago. If not, I guess it's just bruised or something, which is a lot better news for me

Before I get a load of 'oh em geez w3're nOt dOCt0rz' I'm already going to see the doctor tomorrow about it, so I thought I'd ask incase anyone else has had a similar experience.
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#2
Probably a strain or somethin. I dont think you can break your rib from coughing...
#3
if it where broke you would know it. i boxed for almost 8 years and have suffered a few broken ribs. you can barely move. and when you caugh or bend over it would pop and you buckle at the knees. sounds like you may have a pulled muscle in there somewhere.
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you can break it by coughin but i dont think that can happen at your age, mostly to older people
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That's what I said, but then one of the guys down my corridor (doing medicine) said it could be broken. I'll wait until I've recovered then piss on his door for scaring the **** out of me.

EDIT: Oh yeah and cheers for the replies, you've confirmed what I thought
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probably a bad cramp

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Probably a strain or somethin. I dont think you can break your rib from coughing...



You actually can, but it must be extreme.
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#11
Actualy, it is possible to break a rib by coughing violently. And im not kidding. I suggest you go get that checked out, because if it is broken it may either heal incorectly, and cause you pain for the rest of you life, or in the worst case, manage to ram itself into your lung and kill you. Really, dont toy with this, go check it out. Even if it isnt broken, agony when caughing isnt a very good sign.
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#12
Sneezing is the most violent event your body does, so I don't think coughing would break a rib.

But you can tear/rip/strain all sorts of great stuff that causes lots of pain in the rib cage / stomach area. Tear lining away from ribs, separate cartilage, etc. etc.

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