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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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See your doctor: You don't mention whether there was any strain or injury. If the pain is over the spine it could be from infection, disc disease, arthritis, an osteo ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Back strain: People who strain their back are surprised at how severe and sharp the pain is. I have experienced this myself on two occasions. The symptoms from a b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Need evaluation : It could easily be from the ribs, chest or the back. You need to see your physician
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Seek referral: To a physiatrist or physical therapist for a physical examination and treatment. It's hard to give suggestion for treatment without knowing what this ... Read More
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Too many options: Could be lung, could be spine, could be spinal nerve, could be nerve between ribs, could be muscle. To answer this one without more information, you ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Back pain: It is time for you to find out the cause of your back pain by visiting your doctor. He/she will also provide ways to help that may include things lik ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
Kidney?: You might be suffering from a kidney stone or infection. You can see your doc for a urine test and possibly an ultrasound. Motrin may make your pain b ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Back pain: This could be many things - more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting - it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough - co ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rib pain: Likely caused by muscle fatigue. We all reach our breaking point.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed: These symptoms are nonspecific and more information about them is needed in order to advise you. A viral infection is a likely possibility. At this ti ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Pain on breathing: How long have u had this? Do you have fever or cough or chest congestion or vomiting or nausea and is it associated with meals?. It could be form a va ... Read More

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