What happens if ribs are broken?

If you break a rib in the middle of your rib cage, the sharp end of bone could puncture a lung. If you break a rib toward the bottom of your rib cage, the sharp end of the bone could cause damage to your liver, kidney, or spleen.

Is my ribcage broken?

Check if you have a bruised or broken rib strong pain in your chest area, particularly when you breathe in. swelling or tenderness around the affected ribs. sometimes bruising on the skin. feeling or hearing a crack if it’s a broken rib.

Is it normal to see chameleons ribs?

It is natural to see the ribs of a chameleon on its body. Check its back when your chameleon is completely calm, as it could flatten its body when it feels threatened or is stressed. This will make a healthy chameleon also appear to be skinnier.

What does it mean when a veiled chameleon turns white?

Chameleons shed their old skin and renew it as they grow. As your chameleon prepares to shed, it will start to turn white or pale in color, it may refuse to eat at this time. The white or pale color is an indication that the skin is loosening and ready to shed. Shedding usually takes anywhere from a few hours to a day.

Why does my broken rib hurt more at night?

It usually takes time at night for the patient to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. Usually, they prop themselves up with pillows or sleep in a recliner. Lying flat makes the pain worse because the chest has to rise against gravity to get that deep breath in and sitting upright takes gravity away.

What to do if your Chameleon has broken bones?

Always go to a vet that is specialized in reptiles when your chameleon has MBD or has symptoms of it. The vet can do x-rays to check for broken bones and could inject calcium and vitamins to give your chameleon an extra boost. The broken bones cannot be set in a cast as this could cause more breaks…

Can a veiled chameleon with metabolic bone disease be reversed?

Damage to the body because of MBD can be reversed in a large part, but not completely. Veiled chameleon with Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD). Notice the “double joints” at the elbow, these are actually broken and bend bones.

How can you tell if a chameleon has MBD?

The symptoms of MBD in chameleons are: The most noticeable symptoms are the broken and flexible bones. Broken bones can be seen as “double elbows” on the legs of the chameleon. The flexible bones can be seen as curved legs or the chameleon laying down on its legs in a weird curve. How to prevent or cure metabolic bone disease.

What kind of disease does a veiled chameleon have?

Veiled chameleon with Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) This veiled chameleon is severly misshapen. Who knows what problems it has next to rickets and MBD. Metabolic bone disease is a common problem in pet reptiles. Unfortunately it is also a big problem in pet chameleons. Metabolic Bone Disease is caused by too little calcium in the chameleons body.