Broken ribs

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What is broken ribs?

A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Broken ribs may occur when one or more of the bones in the rib cage fractures or cracks. Some common causes of broken ribs may be from a fall, motor vehicle accident or impact during contact sports.

Common symptoms reported by people with broken ribs

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with broken ribs

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) broken ribs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tecfidera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
broken ribs (1)

Data from patients with broken ribs, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with broken ribs

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness fainting 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2) broken ribs (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
neck movement dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tecfidera)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
facial flushing flushing
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
broken ribs (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with broken ribs, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has broken ribs on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 7
40s 23
50s 28
60s 21
70+ 12

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 32
Female 66

These charts show data from broken ribs patients who have completed their condition history
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