How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr.Israr Your Own Question
Dr.Israr, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 909
Experience:  MBBS, FCPS
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr.Israr is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

i have fractured a rib (coughing) confirmed by x ray yesterday.

This answer was rated:

i have fractured a rib (coughing) confirmed by x ray yesterday. I am almost 38 weeks pregnant and very concerned about birth. Should I have a c section to eliminate problems????

Thanks for using justanswer.
How you get rib fracture just by coughing?
Is there any associated problems?
When is your EDD?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Doctor cant give reason why fractured other than a coughing episode. Due date 19th April. No other probs associated.

Rib fracture is not an indication for c-section at all. It will not effect baby.
You should continue your pregnancy as it is.

Regarding rib fracture use pain killer like acetaminophen.If it is effective then you can use dicloran. Do also take vitamin c and calcium helpful for bone healing.

I hope I answer your question and it is informative for you.If you have any other query you can ask. Thanks
Dr.Israr and 3 other Health Specialists are ready to help you