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Anyone ever have a fractured rib?

I am a klutz, I guess--I fell out of bed about two weeks ago. At first, I just had bruises, but about two days later, my rib hurt whenever I took a breath or exhaled. So, I went to the doctor and had x-rays. I got the report today. I have a nondisplaced fractured seventh rib. I know that since it is nondisplaced, they don't do anything for it, but how long does it take to heal, on average? They said they could give me pain pills, but I take enough medicine as it is, so I passed on that.

It was feeling better, but I must have slept on that side last night and today it's really making its presence known.

Thank you for your replies.

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