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How long does pain from fractured ribs last ?

I fractured my 7th rib Jan. 9 2011. After 2 weeks it started to feel better then out of nowhere yesterday it started to hurt like it did in the begining when I first fractured it and I was wondering if this was normal and about how long will it take to heal?
Asked On : Wed, 26 Jan 2011
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Hi welcome to Healthcaremagic

Hi..., The normal duration for any fracture to heal is around 90 to 100 days...,
but the rib fracure will heal by 4 to 6 weeks..., you need to give rest..,
not to exert the body to avoid motion to the rib..
it will heal by itself, only support is needed..
Hope I have answered your question..

Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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