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A 37-year-old male asked:

7 years ago i suddenly got the most intense pain i've ever experienced in my left rib cage that lasted for 6-8 weeks. pain improved a bit but the soreness never went away over that one rib. can a rib fracture really cause this long lasting problems?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Yes: If there was a rib fracture, it takes time to heal. Take Vitamin D supplements and calcium. An imaging study to confirm that there is no mass and that the fracture is healing well is advised.

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