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I had fractured my rib on the 16th of this month, Ann's I'm…

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I had fractured my rib on the 16th of this month, Ann's I'm very sore have A little time breathing. Have A Dr appt on Tuesday. Can't sleep cuzI can't turn berry well

Doctor's Assistant: When did the soreness begin? Have you used any medication for it?

The soreness had increased I cough and tremedness pain

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about the pain?

Hydrocodone is the only thing that takes the lower

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

I am sorry you fractured your rib

we can't prescribe medications to clients here online.

have you tried a bag of ice wrapped in a towel on the area to help decrease pain

you may benefit from an elastic velcro abdominal wrap to help bind the rib close to you to decrease pain.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No I have not. And I'mA checker at my local store. Not sure if I can return soon. What do you think???
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

it depends on your pain and how well you are at tolerating pain

you can get an abdominal velcro binder at a local medical supply store or drug store to try to see if that helps your pain

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I don't deal with pain at all!
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

then you may need more time to heal before going back to work.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I may get fired for excessive loss of work for this same situation medical. I MEAN
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

you should see a primary care doctor and get a medical excuse for your work

we are not allowed to write out medical excuses here for clients.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm seeing my DR on Tuesday
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

that is good

your doctor can give you a note

try icing your ribs with a bag of ice wrapped in a towel to see if that helps

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