Broken rib

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Registered: 07-25-2000
Broken rib
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Wed, 10-17-2012 - 5:10pm

I fell last night in my yoga class and broke (or at least cracked) a rib. It is extremely painful, but I don't see the point in going to the doctor since there is nothing they can do anyway. They will just want to give me a prescription pain-killer which I prefer not to take. Ibuprofen is helping.

This worries me, though, because it was not a hard fall. That may mean that my bone density is getting worse. I am due for a DEXA scan anyway, so I will just make an appointment for my regular physical and get the referral for the scan.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: nottoo
Wed, 10-17-2012 - 6:51pm

Omgosh that is horrible. I've heard broken ribs are so painful.

It probably would be a good idea to go ahead and get a DEXA, especially since you've broken a bone.

Please let us know how it turns out. {{hugs}}

Karla

Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2001
In reply to: nottoo
Wed, 10-17-2012 - 7:36pm

My dd broke her ribs before, very painful.

~hugs~

She did not want to go to the hospital either but it is a good thing to do.

Just to be on the safe side.

You can puncture a Lung without knowing it.

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-06-2012
In reply to: nottoo
Sat, 10-20-2012 - 4:04am

O god this leads to you in a trrouble situation .You should consult to the doctor.

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Registered: 07-25-2000
In reply to: nottoo
Sat, 10-20-2012 - 5:06pm

I don't think i am in any danger of a punctured lung, although I realize that can sometimes happen with broken ribs. I am feeling a little better, but I know it will take time to heal.

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 9:52pm

Hi!

Just was wondering how you are doing?

It takes time for it to heal.

My dd had fallen but finally agreed to go to the hospital and it was because she was scared it hurt so bad and affected her breathing.

This was a while ago but they said at the hospital it's always good to get it checked out.

They were not wrapping ribs then anymore.

She just had to be very careful.

They did do x-rays.

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 9:54pm

Yeah!

My Nightangel is BACK!!!

:)

I AM SO HAPPY!!!

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Wed, 10-24-2012 - 9:57pm

It's gone again...:(...

Nightangel
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Registered: 07-25-2000
In reply to: nottoo
Tue, 10-30-2012 - 2:43pm

And it's back! Smile