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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
?: Could b gb disease, liver problems such as hepatitis, 2 much etoh 4a while, costochondritis (sp), atypical area but could b ulcer disease. If has bee ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
20 years experience Dentistry
Absess or Grinding: It is quite possible that the nerve in your tooth has died without you knowing it either from decay, a large filling or even after a tooth has been cr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Rib pain: If you have pain, there is a reason. Without more information only speculation is possible.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough info.: Can't say.
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Dr. Fredric Pullen
61 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible URI: It's very difficult to tell exactly what's happening since I don't know your age or whether you have had exposure to upper respiratory infections. A s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't diagnose this: One on-line. Please seek medical evaluation for reason.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
There is a reson: You just have to figure it out- blood thinners, trauma some more severe problems with coagulation. Discuss with your doctor, you need some blood test ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical evaluation : It is difficult to tell just by the duration of pain how severe is the problem. It is certainly telling you that medical evaluation is necessary. ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Red flag: Chest pain is always a red flag. I am suggesting to visit the urgent care or er for further investigation and treatment. Better safe then sorry.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc ASAP.: Not normal. See an ENT doc ASAp for evaluation.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: This could be a low grade inflammation in your colon, diet associated, or other possibilities. If you have no other symptoms give it time to clear an ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Raynaud's disease : Try soaking your hands in warm and then cool water to help improve your circulation. If not improved soon, see your doctor to rule out raynaud's dise ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: The rib joints can becom inflamed just like any other joint. Warm soaks and drugs like Ibuprofen seem to work best.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: This sounds as if it has the potential to be quite severe and warrants a full evaluation by a physician. Suggest you write down all symptoms, their t ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pain: Your pain may possibly be due to acid reflux or a post nasal drip.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Second opinion: NOt sure what the problem but would get a second opinion. This may not be serious but if you are worried it merits being checked out. Note that at you ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Allergies/reflux: Could be environmental allergies, or even reflux. It requires a proper evaluation to have a chance at diagnosing and treating the problem. Start with ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Time for an eval: Tendinitis and bursitis would be the most common reasons for your hip to be sore to the touch. Arthritis, infection, lymph node inflammation are other ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly...: This could still represent slightly swollen but small lymph nodes (shotty lymph nodes) due to localized or systemic inflammatory conditions such as in ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See MD: Since your symptoms are severe, see your MD today.

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