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What are the symptoms of a cracked rib?

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According to WebMD, a cracked or fractured rib can cause moderate pain in the area of the injury that worsens with deep breathing. There is also pain if the injured area is pressed.

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What are the symptoms of a cracked rib?
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According to WebMD, the injured person may also develop a headache, become sleepy, have a feeling of dizziness or become short of breath. Pain may also worsen with movement or if the body is bent. The injury may also cause the person to feel anxious.

According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are similar to that of a heart attack, so the person should be checked by a physician. The physician will perform an assessment and possibly take an x-ray to confirm the diagnosis.

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