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sternum fracture symptoms

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Probably Not: No doubt sternal fractures hurt like mad. Sometimes coughing or sneezing is unavoidable. Keep a throw pillow handy and hug it when you feel like your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Few weeks: ^-8 weeks if not complicated.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Serious: May need hospital to avoid complications of pneumonia, atelectasis, bleeding and pain! lot of trauma!
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Fix: If this has been chronic and there is instability and movement of bones you can go and have it fixed by surgery. They can put plates and screws to fix ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Sternum fracture: Sternal fracture must be examined and worked up by a physician. Sometimes surgical correction is necessary. Various pain medication are used for pain ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Youvshould follow up with your pmd if you have any difficulty with breathing or quality of pain worsens.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray : may detect this but us sometimes tough to get good image. Otherwise CT scan.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tension: When you lay on your back, as opposed to your side, you are putting tension on the sternum and probably irritating the fracture. If you are a back sl ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Both certainly could: Both of these can cause posture, shoulder, back and/or gait problems. The pilonidal cyst likely had you sitting in funny ways to keep it from hurting. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: I would suggest seeing a thoracic surgeon for a consultation to find out more about the diagnosis and treatment options. Hope this helps!
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