(Closed) I think they've cracked my rib.

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ouch!  That sounds painful. Maybe the doctor can do an MRI (guessing that one since it uses magnets instead of radiation like an X-ray or CT) to see if anything shows up?  Not sure how it would be treated though. Can’t very well cast a rib cage. 

Hope you start to feel better and that the little ladies lay off the rib abuse!  

Post # 4
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

there isn’t really a good treatment for an isolated rib fracture, unfortunately.  Sometimes if someone has multiple rib fractures we will put an epidural in for pain relief, but that’s an inpatient thing, and usually not just for one fracture.  I’m sorry you’re going through this, ouch!  How exciting to be expecting twins though!

Post # 5
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@UK Bride:  ouch!! Oh you poor thing. Don’t have any advice, but hope you can find something to help with the pain.

Post # 6
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ow! Please go see your doctor, I’m sure he can find out whether your rib is broken without an X-ray.

However, like the others said I don’t know how he can bring you relief right now. Maybe he can massage your top baby down? I’m so sorry, keep us updated!

Post # 8
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aw you poor thing! I don’t have any good advice (other than see your dr) but I hope you feel better soon and they didn’t actually crack your rib.  

Post # 9
1138 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s possible–you poor thing! Sounds like you have a couple of energetic little kiddos in there! 

Post # 10
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@UK Bride:  Sympathies! I litterally feel your pain since I fell down some stairs about a month ago and cracked a rib on a windowsill — still notice it now, the the bigger I get with the baby. But it’s much better than it was immediately.

There’s not really much you can do for a cracked rib though other than take it easy.

I don’t think it’s an urban myth and you should talk to your doctor/midwife. Mine told me to rest as much as possible and sleep on the opposing side. Also I spent a lot of time alternating an ice pack on/off, 15 minutes at a time when lying down. I took some regular Tylenol (paracetemol) as well because my midwife said that was okay, before bed to help me get some sleep. 

Post # 11
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

OUCH! I don’t have any advice, unfortunately. But that’s some serious stuff! I hope you get some relief soon. 

Post # 12
452 posts
Helper bee

My DS  (Baby B) was transverse up by my ribs,  DD (Baby A) was breech down by my bladder. DS used to kick me SO HARD in the ribs, I literally would lose my breath. I told him in utero, that I was going to kick him when he came out. 

I’ve told him that story (he’s now 5) and he will sometimes ask me, “Hey mom, remember that time when I was a baby in your belly and I kicked you really hard in the ribs?”

I got no other relief than when they were both too big to really move around (probably around 30 weeks, like you)!! Good luck!!

Post # 13
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I don’t have an answer but wanted to say that I really feel for you with the rib pain! I fractured a rib last November by coughing and unfortunately, even if it is broken, you can’t do anything for ribs other than just stick it out with painkillers. They can’t be strapped up because this compresses the lungs. Hope you get some relief soon! All the best for their arrival 🙂

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