First Aid FAQ's

Should you go to the emergency room if you think you’ve broken a rib?

  • Seek emergency help for a broken rib if you also experience:
    • Trouble breathing (dyspnea) that gets increasingly worse
    • Difficulty taking deep breaths
    • Coughing, including an unusual cough or a cough that brings up blood or mucus
    • Fever
    • Dizziness
    • Weakness
    • Abdominal pain

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