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pain in back ribs both sides

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
26 years experience Emergency Medicine
Please get evaluated: While this could be minor (virus,muscle strain, inflammation), other more serious things (blood clots, infections, bleeding) from other sources in the ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
12 years experience Family Medicine
Heartburn?: Hard to say without an exam but if heartburn is the issue- try taking an OTC PPI such as omeprazole- sometimes it works better than Nexium (esomeprazo ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Back,rib pain: More information about your symptoms is needed. Is the discomfort Sharp,jabbing, and fleeting? Does it hurt to take a deep breath or turn,twist,bend? ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Upper back pain: - myofascial or musculoskeletal perhaps related to thoracic muscle spasm exacerbated by relative lack of movement as when sleeping. It is very common. ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Insufficient info : What preceded the pain? Have taken or done anything to relieve it? It might be muscular pain due to spasms that should fade in a few days. Try home ph ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Hard to say: There are a lot of natural muscle insertion points in the area that you describe. This may be what your are feeling. However, if this "swelling" has i ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually muscular: Talk to your dr about possibility of kidney infection. If you're coughing, you may need a chest xray. Have a urine test. Take tylenol (acetaminophe ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Aghion
13 years experience Neurosurgery
Get imaging: Could be...I'd get imaging of the Thoracic spine (an MRI). if it wraps around one side and gives you numbness is a classis distribution, it could be a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Likely rib/spine: ...Pain from movement and subluxation, now w/spasm. Try stretching--forward to toes & hold, can gently pull upper body toward legs while bent over. Th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Low back: Tenderness of the low back could come from lumbar muscles, vertebra, or kidney/ureteral origin. If your symptoms persist or worsen see your physician ... Read More
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