I think I'm going to have to go to the doctor today. I think I may have a cracked rib or something. I can hardly breathe or move and I've been coughing up some blood (I had chest congestion from a cold, and I thought it was from my nose/sinuses at first, but I haven't had any blood at all showing up when I blow my nose, but I'm still convinced it probably is because of my sinuses).
Does anyone know what they'll do if I go to a general practitioner for this? I don't have a doctor (haven't had insurance since I was 18), so I guess I'm going to call my mom and ask her which of the ones at the clinic she likes best or something. I'll also try some of the income based clinics, first.
Answer by AprilDJC at 2:20 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by calliesmommie at 2:19 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by christinahenry at 2:20 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by calliesmommie at 2:32 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by flipper4u21 at 6:30 AM on Apr. 18, 2011
You'll get a chest x-ray for both issues... hopefully you are only coughing up blood from the rib injury. But it's better to have that checked out to make sure you are not coughing up blood for any other reason... that could be deadly serious!!
There are a lot of little muscles in between your ribs that help you breath... that's one reason it hurts so much... muscles pull on the damages bone every time you breath and cause pain. They will wrap you torso to help support those muscles and the bone, give you pain killers and very necessary muscle relaxers. But more importantly they will r/o any serious lung illness/injury!! Feel better!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 9:41 AM on Apr. 18, 2011