How can I tell if I've injured my ribs?

A broken or bruised rib will feel very painful, particularly when you breathe in.

You may feel you can only takeshallow breaths, but it's important youtry to breathe normally to help clear mucus from your lungs and prevent chest infections .

You may also have some swellingor tenderness in your chest and bruising to the skin.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018