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Omaha, NE
A 28-year-old female asked:

my ribs we're broke 3 months ago now i'm having sharp stabbing pain where they were broken. why?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Strain: You may have coughed, sneezed or strained in some fashion that irritated the healing bone.

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Every time I take a breath in my lower right side right under my ribs gets a sharp stabbing pain do you have any ideas on what could be wrong?

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