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Old 08-11-11, 09:49 AM   #1
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I crashed a month ago and broke left clavicle requiring surgery, which went well. However, I banged my ribs hard and while there has been some general pain it hasn't been too bad until the last three or four days, when I noticed a sharp pain in the area right under the left rib cage, the side I fell on, especially when I am laying down. I have heard rib injuries take some time to heal and can deal with that, but I'm wondering if it's normal for the sort of pain to change like that and if anyone else had any similar experiences. Thanks.
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I'd of course see a Doctor. Having said that I crashed a few years ago and cracked a rib. Not much they can do for that if that is indeed your problem ( see Doctor ) but it did resolve itself after a couple of months. In my case I had no sudden increase in pain, it just slowly disappeared. Good luck.
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Why not ask your doctor that question.
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I went over the handlebars several years ago, probably banged some ribs (hurt like hell for a bit, had to roll over before getting up outta bed etc.) and I swear I feel it every once in a while. Never saw the doctor, what's he gonna do?
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I went over the handlebars several years ago, probably banged some ribs (hurt like hell for a bit, had to roll over before getting up outta bed etc.) and I swear I feel it every once in a while. Never saw the doctor, what's he gonna do?
If it was a dislocation/subluxation he could have placed it back in... A good number of "I broke ribs" are not actually breaks and can be "treated."

OP - Your post surgical global period may cover your return to get this checked out. Worth a try....
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Have a doc check it out; that's the location of your spleen.

I was involved in a traffic accident more than ten years ago where a woman ran a red light and t-boned the passenger side of my car. This punched the driver's door armrest into my side in that location (although I was not otherwise injured). After a day or so I felt some soreness there and went to the doctor; I thought it might be my ribs, but he was immediately concerned about my spleen. Turns out (after various probings and a cat scan) that my spleen was fine...but obviously you can have serious problems if it is damaged and ruptures.
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New sharp pain sounds like a good reason to see your healthcare practitioner. Especially post-surgery. Where you feel the pain isn't always where the problem is.
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