I am 5'6" 128lb 37 yr female who broke my ribs 12 weeks ago and they still have not healed. Is this reasonable? Background: It happened when someone picked me up from behind (by the lower ribcage) and squeezed me in mid-air REALLY tightly until I heard a loud "snap!". At the height of the pain, it felt like something was going to rupture inside my lower center-left ribcage and I also felt like someone was tightening a belt around my chest.
The xray did not show the break and there were actually 2 areas that were very painful (left side below brestbone and slightly left of there). I couldn't lift anything for 3 weeks and when I wasn't laying down, I felt a sharp poke and nausea when walking.
I am back to life as normal, but I cannot do situps/crunches or take deep breaths or lie down without some pain. Will I always feel that, or should I let my Dr know and ask for any tests. P.S. I am not inclined to ask for tests