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Old 07-31-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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when chest rib won't heal

Why won't my broken ribs heal after 8 long months?

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Re: when chest rib won't heal

More information is needed in order for us to help you.

What is your chest rib healing from?
What kind of injury?
Did you have surgery?
Did you bruise the rib, if so, how?

 
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
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Re: RIBS NOT HEALING AFTER 8 MONTHS

I broke 6 ribs on my left side in a fall 8 months ago. The X rays showed trauma but didn't pick up the breaks at the time. I rested and took copious amounts of prescription codeine for weeks and weeks. I had another X ray later and it finally showed several breaks at the time. The next X ray showed that things were starting to heal. That was 5 months ago. Finally I had enough. My ribs were killing I found it a little hard to breath and I always feel full after a few bites of food, as if someone has shoved a football under my ribs. I finally asked for a CT scan last week and the results showed more of the real story. Apparently ribs 3,4,5,6,7,8 had broken but 7 and 8 still are not yet united. I am seeing my doctor on Monday for more pearls of wisdom but it worries me that this situation is so ongoing after 8 months. I have not lost weight, only gained and I do not have osteoporosis. Any ideas? Thank you in advance to anyone that may be able to shed some light on my situation.

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