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what to do if i have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Try stretching: To see if this helps or hurts. Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps!

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Sometimes when i take a deep breath ill get a sharp pain in my rib cage it's hurts really bad almost were i don't wanna take any more deep breaths?

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Dr. Rupesh Parikh
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Hmmm: If you are having shorteness of breath then go to a doctor right away. If not then may be costo chronditis. Try Ibuprofen for a few days and if not improved go see a physician.
A 17-year-old female asked:

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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I would suggest you-: -be evaluated by your PCP. there are many reasons one may have this: BC pills, PE, pneumonia, tsi tsi syndrome, to name just a few.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Sharp pain in between my rib cage where it v's at?

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Chestpain: Chespain could be from several reasons. Considering your age it is probably nothing serious, but need to be examined. I assume probably have inflammation of the cartilage and bony junctions.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Pain in my right rib cage. Really sharp pain. Help. ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rib cage pain.: No difficulty breathing? Does movement increase pain? If you are short of breath, have new confusion onset or have blue lips or face get emergent care. Otherwise, have you tried NSAID's, warm shower or heating pad? If no other symptoms, this might be from musculoskeletal causes.

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