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when i exhale i get a sharp pain on the left rib cage what can this be

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain from rib cage: Osteochonritis: the rib is not bony all the way it attac to the sternum by mens of cartilage , a lot of time that cunction get inflamed and cause the ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Muscle spasm?: May be a muscle spasm involving your trunk muscles. Try some stretching and consider warm compresses or massage. If your concerned, see your primary c ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: You must be seen and evaluated.Your symptoms cannot be diagnosed online. Call for an appointment today.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Upper chest pain: A sharp "knife like" pain, usually activated after a deep breath which disappears after less than a minute can be due to the lung not having been full ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: It is probably muscular and should disappear
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Normal for you: It could be normal for you.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Moammar
Specializes in Pulmonology
Chest pain...: This could be a musculoskeletal pain that happens after a workout or a sudden movement . If this is associated with a cough, shortness of breath or fe ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Your description sug ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Any trauma or falls? Unusual increased activity? Bailing hay etc! clotting or bleeding issues? Most likely musculoskeletal but pleurisy from ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Costochondritis: It may be costochondritis an inflammation where ribs meet with sternum but have it checked by your doctor.Meanwhile you can try over the counter anti ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your Family Doc,: To be evaluated, investigated ; treated properly. Good luck and best wishes for the new year.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Rib cafe deformity: See orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and advice.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Pleurisy: Sounds like it could be pleurisy. If you don't have a rash on your skin that looks like blisters (which would be shingles), this is likely an inflamm ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Cough: Forceful coughing can result in muscle strain which can also cause referred pain. Best treatment is to cure the cough. If pelvic pain is still present ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor now: If you are experiencing weakness, this is an emergency. You need to go to the nearest er.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Left sided pain: Left sided pain, upper parts vs lower part may be from different causes. It could be diverticulitis, colitis, lymphadenitis, gas distension etc, If t ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gallbladder: What you describe could be something as simple as a muscle spasm but could also be pain associated with gallstones or inflammation/infection of gallbl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Borrego
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Gastritis: The pain you are experiencing after eating could be gastritis which typically increases after ingesting food. The pain can be diffuse or localized to ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Right rib cage pain: Could be gallbladder, check sonongram or liver . has been seen with lung pathology like pneumonia or may be inflammation of pleura the membrane cover ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Chest pain: You may have intercostal neuralgia, try Ibuprofen for relief.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need more info: Causes of breast-bone pain vary greatly. Can be as simple as irritation of the muscle/ligaments/bone in the chest wall or heartburn; and it can be as ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Spasm: Muscle spasm under or between the ribs.
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