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I have what feels to be a rib in back right side popping

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I have what feels to be a rib in back right side popping ...it was so painful the other day I thought I was gonna die and I take strong pain meds for other bone issues...can ribs pop out of place and need to be put back in the socket ? I also have osteo genesis imperfecta but I've never had a rib issue...it's still very sore especially when I wake up and when I cough
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.

Hello!

Ribs do not "pop out" of place but if you have osteogenesis imperfect I would worry that you may have a fractured rib

I advise that you get this checked

You need evaluation to include x-rays..

A fractured rib can lead to a puntured lung so I advise that you do follow through and have this checked !!

I hope that this is helpful for you

Let me know if you have further questions or concerns

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Dr. Bray