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Will a broken rib that is pushed under my sternum put a hole in my lung or heart ?

I broke a lot of ribs The fourth rib Down is pushed under my sternum and is triggering anxioty attacks and I dunno what to do Is it lethal if its pushed under my sternum I fell out of a tree on July first of twenty ten and fractured all my ribs on the right side. A couple months ago one of my ribs moved off my sternum and was pushed underneath it. Now there s a pinching feeling behind my chest plate and i get random anxiety attacks through out the day and night. The doctors here say it s depression but I m looking for another opinion. I don t believe its depression because things have been getting better for me. But it feels like this pain in my chest is getting worse and worse. And I ve ran out of solutions. The doctor said something about a surgery but it s really risky and I just want it to be fixed. Other the fourth rib down on my right side and I m scared the rib will eventually rub a whole through my lung or heart. Does anyone know what else I should do?
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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Thanks for query,
Multiple rib fracture is not a simple injury,it require hospitalization for pretty long time and extensive treatment is to be done.
Is this happened in your case?
And all of a sudden a rib can not prick in the sternum and chest.
I think this is your false fear.
Go for X ray chest and find out the truth.
ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 21 Jul 2011
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