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Pain in ribs

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waves2stars
waves2stars Member Posts: 126
edited January 2022 in Pain

I have an area that is slightly swollen on my rib, near the sternum. My physical therapist said she thought it was the area where the bone was broken, etc, to connect my Diep flap. I have recently been having some anxiety, so I don’t know if I need to contact my MO or wait until a regular appointment. How can you tell when to be concerned??

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  • lw422
    lw422 Member Posts: 1,403
    edited January 2022
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    If you are anxious about it, call your doctor. I'd say you need to talk to the surgeon who performed the Diep Flap instead of the MO, though.

  • waves2stars
    waves2stars Member Posts: 126
    edited January 2022
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    Thanks you, I will call them today

  • nem126
    nem126 Member Posts: 37
    edited January 2022
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    I'd call your doctor just to be safe. I had this too... ended up getting an xray to double check. Wasn't anything serious. Costochronditis.