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How can broken ribs heal if you can't stop coughing? And will I know if I punctured a lung?

normal intake of breath causes a pain or squeezing sensation in area of broken ribs, also getting short of breath easily.

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You should go to urgent care. they will be able to tell. my dad broke three ribs a few years ago, and it was very painful, he decided to go to urgent care, and they proved that he had punctured a lung, but it will heal also. he took awhile to heal, but he just rested and drank tea, in a few months, he felt much better.

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Go to the doctor and tell them imediatley

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It will heal on its own but hold a pillow to it when you cough and it will lessen the pain. More than likely, if you punctured a lung, you'd know it. you'd have shortness of breath, fluid build up, and pain.

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sounds normal. just take it easy. if anything gets worse go see your Dr

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If you punctured a lung, you would be coughing up blood, it happened to my friend and it was NASTY!

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Eww, nothing yet, thanks.
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not nessesarily, that must have been a BAD puncture...:(
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Yeh it was
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