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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Greller
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Often costochondriti: Many people get rib pain and there are many causes. An orthopedic cause is costochondritis which is inflammation of the rib cage. In the differential ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Most likely trauma: The most suggestive description is that it hurts to touch it. And that it hurts to cough suggests pleurisy or inflammation of the lung lining. This ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: You may have a bruise on the rib. I would advise ice compresses and taking Motrin as tolerated for the pain. If it persists then, please see your PCP.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Do you have a rash?: Skin pain, particularly around the ribs, is worrisome for potentially being herpes zoster. You should see your physician to evaluate if you have the c ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Medication, see doc: Yo could try over the counter pain medication, heating pad (or ice pack). If you feel like you are not getting enough air, go to er or your doctor rig ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
The : The ct will be able to detect cancer if present. To answer your question, with any enlargement of organs there is a chance of cancer. However, there a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Inflammation : Have you had an HLA B27 test ever done? If negative could be bone, cartilage or nerve issue.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See below: Flank pain is a relatively common condition seen in a variety of settings, from general practice to any number of specialties. Many possible etiologie ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Myosotis: it may be inflammation of the muscles try taking an anti-inflammatory such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleeve
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