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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Referred pain: abdominal pain can radiate up in to the chest -this is called referred pain -not your heart and not uncommon.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Should be checked: A change in bowel habits should be investigated. Could be lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome etc.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott m Smith
40 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Costo-chondritis: You may have costo-chondritis. The ribs come together at the end and join with a cartilage joint. Sometimes this joint is pulled apart or injured. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Yes possible , it is one of the way to have fracture ribs besides trauma, please see your doctor for examination and x rays, if no air leak will heal ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: It is not uncommon to fracture a rib while coughing. As you were told you have the flu it would be advisable to get X-ray to look for rib fracture and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Broken ribs: You may have potentially broken your ribs. The majority heal without consequence in 6-8 weeks. Pain control is the mainstay of treatment.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Usually needs 911: Such symptoms could be a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Haft
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam: It is possible to break a rib from coughing. You can also have several lung problems that can cause similar pain. It would be best to have an exam d ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need more info: B more specific. All ribs or just 1 specific area. @ ur age i would b cn by a physician specialized in lung ; respiratory disease.
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