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Rib problem

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Broughtonblue, 21 Dec 2016.

  1. ColinJ

    ColinJ Climbs Hills Slowly!

    I got you - I just wanted to point out that an all-clear from an x-ray is NOT a complete all-clear. It is only an all-clear for things that an x-ray can detect!
     
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  2. Broughtonblue

    Broughtonblue Über Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    The x ray is obviously to look at the bone structure and yet the doc did tell me they would look for "other things" with the C word mentioned
     
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  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ Climbs Hills Slowly!

    Do you have a lot of South Africans working at your local hospital? :laugh:
     
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  4. Broughtonblue

    Broughtonblue Über Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    My partner booked in, and at the time of booking had travel insurance through her bank account but has since changed accounts not sure if she will be covered as not with that policy now but was at the time of booking!
    First holiday she's not paid on a credit card as the extra 2% added a few hundred to it
     
  5. Broughtonblue

    Broughtonblue Über Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    No idea what you mean!!!
    (Swiftly edited!)
     
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  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ Climbs Hills Slowly!

    It seems that they are really struggling to work out what the problem is!

    If the x-ray doesn't help then please at least discuss with your doctor the possibility of clots. There is a simple blood test called a 'd-dimer' which has about a 19/20 success rate at detecting clotting problems. If nothing else is found, it would be worth requesting one of those. If you had the test and the results came back negative then at least you could be pretty sure that clots are not to blame. If the test came back positive then they would do a CT scan to confirm the presence of clots.
     
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  7. jefmcg

    jefmcg Guru

    Oh, I forgot to say - I also have other friends' anecdotes that it say it may be nothing.

    There is one hell of a cold going around this year, it was in Australia last August/September and it caught up with me in London in December. Two close Australian friends got it badly enough that they both ended up with chest xrays and finally being diagnosed with asthma for the first time in their lives, both over 50. They both recovered, so the diagnosis was sound. A mother of a friend of mine in the UK has had a similar experience - chest x-ray and asthma diagnosis, though she is not doing as well, but she's a lung cancer survivor, so it's more complicated. I got it my self a few weeks ago, and the nagging cough stuck around for weeks (no where near as bad as the OP, but coughing to the edge of vomiting, so not great) and was relieved with Ventolin.

    So it's probably just a nasty chest infection, but follow it up to be sure - which you are doing.

    And when you get to Vegas, hire a convertible Mustang and drive to Death Valley
     
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  8. 2Loose

    2Loose Über Member

    Please let us know, as although this could be almost any chest infection, it reminds me of a condition I developed a year and a half ago. It started with a cold and sore cough that refused to get better, then a chest x-ray showed some scar tissue highlighting some bullae (unusually large bubbles) in my right lung that are often a precursor to a collapse - so x-rays can be useful for other things apart from bones. Lung bullae and flying can be a bad combination apparently adn I had to get my holiday flight signed off by a specialist a month later. Surgery followed last January.

    Also, codeine can prevent a painful cough and made the flights much more bearable...but has other side effects after prolonged usage.
     
  9. Broughtonblue

    Broughtonblue Über Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    Had x rays today and seeing doc Thursday for results. Had a 'relapse' on Saturday after just one cough, instant agonising pain again.
    Hopefully allowed to delay the holiday till later on production of a doctors letter which I also hope to get Thursday.
     
  10. ColinJ

    ColinJ Climbs Hills Slowly!

    Good luck. I hope that they have found out what it is, that it is not anything serious, and that they can sort it out!
     
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  11. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo Parks, Hotels and Palaces, Europe Endless.

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Hope you are tickety boo soon
     
  12. ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

    Location:
    Falkirk
    Read thread and need to know what happened! Fingers crossed.

    Also amazing to see how far you've come since the d word thread!