Zocdoc › Answers › Can breaking a bone cause fever? Question Yesterday at wrestling practice, my teenage son broke one of his fingers. We took him to the doctor immediately, and he had it put in a cast. Today, he's sick in bed with a fever. Could these things be connected? If so, does that mean he's sick in a serious way?
Is coughing up blood after rib fracture (9-11) that occurred last Friday 4/22 normal? I was diagnosed with fractured ribs and a clinical insignificant pneumothorax and was in the hospital overnight Doctor's Assistant: The Doctor will need to help you with this.
What are rib injuries and who gets them? The term rib injury usually means rib fracture - that is, a break in one or more of the ribs. Sometimes the ribs are not broken but there is bruising of ribs or nearby muscles. Rib injuries occur when there is a force to the chest such as from a fall, road accident or assault.