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my left ribs hurt every time i sneeze or lay down in bed and

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my left ribs hurt every time i sneeze or lay down in bed and when i roll over in bed , sharp pain like its really sore or something, or do i have a broken rib, when i'm on my feet i'm ok but when i laugh or sneeze or lay down or bend down to pick up something.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 8 years ago.

Since when do you have this symptom ?

Do you have a cough / lifted weights / had a fall / got injured ?


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
a friend of mine fell on my ribs
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 8 years ago.

Since you have a history of significant trauma to your chest, it would be advisable to have a Chest X ray done to look for a fractured rib that is causing the pain.

This needs to be look for on a priority basis as if you indeed have a cracked rib that is neglected, the sharp end of the rib can puncture the lung causing a "pneumothorax".

This pain can also be from a muscle strain, but a fractured rib needs to be looked for and your chest needs to be strapped if you have a cracked rib.

Kind Regards,


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