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Sore ribs for no reason

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Herpes zoster?: If the pimples/rash on your back and "rib cage" (your chest?) are all in one large cluster, you probably have herpes zositer, also called shingles. It... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Sore: Sounds most likely to be viral syndrome with muscles aches, this should resolve on its own over a a couple of days, if not then get an evaluation from... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See below: You probably strained your chest and shoulder muscles when you were crying. Drink some water, get a massage, and take it easy for a few days. Your p... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Lactic Acid: The burning sensation could be due to a build-up of lactic acid in the overworked muscles. It may need a bit more time to clear up. Take it easy with ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Machinski
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: An anxiety attack can seem to happen out of the blue. I recommend meeting with a psychologist to help you to get a better understanding of what led to... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Sure rib?: Left upper pain in chest,I would worry about heart and lungs also.Did you have any trauma to to the area and does it get worse with movement then like... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It effect the front: Part of the ribs, but the pain could extend to the back.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Pleurisy: This is all very normal. Of course your ribs will feel pained when you are this sick.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: The gallbladder is located a couple inches below the ribs just right of middle. Any inflammation there can cause pain under the ribs.

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