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A female asked:

i hurt my ribs almost three months ago. although the pain isn't sharp when i breathe, twist the wrong way anymore it still aches most days. ?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Not unusual: for fractured ribs to last that long....however you need a set of RIB FILMS (X RAYS) to be sure that's what the reason is! Your question does not include your age!! If you are post-menopausal all the more reason to get those xrays! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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Last updated Dec 27, 2015

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