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

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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????

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How you get rib fracture just by coughing?
Is there any associated problems?
When is your EDD?
Customer: replied 7 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.

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