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5 months ago fell on box hitting chest broke 5th and 6th ribs. Bruised breast bone. chest sore and in pain again after 5 months what to do?

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Dr. James Bucci
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Chest pain

Did you do something strenuous? The bruised sternum/broken ribs can take awhile to recover completely.
It is not unusual to feel better and then do something that aggravates them. If you are having trouble breathing then GO to the emergency department otherwise follow up with your physician if no improvement. You might take an over the counter medicine such as Tylenol, Advil, or Aleve.

In brief: Chest pain

Did you do something strenuous? The bruised sternum/broken ribs can take awhile to recover completely.
It is not unusual to feel better and then do something that aggravates them. If you are having trouble breathing then GO to the emergency department otherwise follow up with your physician if no improvement. You might take an over the counter medicine such as Tylenol, Advil, or Aleve.
Dr. James Bucci
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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine

In brief: Pain

It does take a long time to resolve.
Try Aleeve or Ibuprofen .That may help. Good luck

In brief: Pain

It does take a long time to resolve.
Try Aleeve or Ibuprofen .That may help. Good luck
Dr. Harold Fields
Dr. Harold Fields
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