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Very sore ribs have now started clicking

(4 Posts)
harbinger Mon 03-Feb-14 21:02:37

The pain is worse than the first few days.
I suspect that they are bruised/broken at between 3-5. Any touch to the sternum hurts like aagh.

From reading, it seems that there is no point going any NHS service.

Can anybody tell me about their ribs healed?

FabULouse Mon 03-Feb-14 23:33:52

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mintymellons Tue 04-Feb-14 12:53:14

I feel your pain.

I fell downstairs almost four weeks ago and landed on my back rib at the bottom. It hurt A LOT when it happened and then continued to hurt A LOT. It's improved in the last few days but I've been forced to take time off work and not overdo things physically.

I went to A&E when it happened just to check it was nothing more serious, but they didn't even x ray it (they no longer x ray for fractured ribs in the absence of any complications). I was sent home with super strength co-codamol and told it would take 6 to 8 weeks to heal.

I would go and get it checked if I were you and take some pain killers asap!

harbinger Thu 06-Feb-14 20:22:18

I've now had some co codamol (OTC) much better than just paracetamol.

Is the clicking that I have on my sternum and back of neck normal?

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