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1489762 tn?1288283548
Broken Rib & Underwire Bra
I just "Googled" Broken Rib/Bras and this website came up.  I read a discussion forum on exactly what has happened to me.  I have worn an underwire bra for years but I have a severe case of osteoporosis.  I lift a lot of heavy boxes and bins in my job and sometime on Friday (I don't recall anything traumatic happening) I must have lifted one too many because I started to have some tenderness on the rib bone just below my left breast.  By Saturday when I tried to go to sleep, laying  on my right side, the pain was so excruciating that I just couldn't do it.  I went to Emergency in the morning and the doctor confirmed that I had, indeed, broken a rib.  Gone are my underwire bras.  And I have to realize that my osteo is more serious than I had given it credit for.


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1340994 tn?1374197577
Do you have Celiac disease or something to have such bad osteoporosis?  
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1489762 tn?1288283548
No.  It's a genetic issue.  My great-grandmother probably had it, my grandmother and mother had it and I was diagnosed when I was about 40.  My 32 year-old sister got tested and had osteo-penia so I had my four children tested and my son who was 16 at the time had it and 2 of my 3 girls had osteo-penia.  
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