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A 41-year-old female asked:

i have pain in my upper left ribs when lying on my left side. the longer i lie, the worse the pain gets. what could this be?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Check with your doc: Do not play the odds. This could be something serious, possibly. Check with your doc.

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I get pain in my sternum and sometimes I hear popping sound from the middle part of the chest. it's been like this since 2 months. Help please?

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Rib pain: Assuming no injury, your popping is coming from a cartiledge between your rib and the sternum. I doubt a fracture, since you would have remembered an injury.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes pain in your ribs or sides?

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Many things: Too many things to guess...You'd need to see a doctor. This could anything from a bruised rib or pulled muscle, to a kidney stone, gallbladder problem, or lung problem. More details may be helpful, but most pain in the chest (even chest wall) and abdomen should be evaluated by a doctor.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Pain in upper right side under ribs?

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Be checked: It is likely to be musculoskeletal in nature, but it could also be your gall bladder. If it is not improving you should be evaluated with an ultrasound.
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agree
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A 41-year-old male asked:

I have pain in my left chest when I breathe in deeply...Thoughts?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Pleurisy: Most likely you have inflammation of the pleura which covers the lung. Other possibilities include pneumonia, asthma, as well as a heart attack. Would see your physician for diagnosis.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Inflammation of the rib-cage can also cause these symptoms. I suggest seeing your healthcare professional to determine cause of your pain.
May 22, 2012
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Dr Tepper, Great answer. Wishing you'all the very best.
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A member asked:

What cause pain in center of chest and if goes over the lft brest sharp

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Sharp : Sharp chest pain is worrisome. There are multiple causes, some more dangerous than others. The reason a medical evaluation is in order is to rule out potential cardiac(heart) issues like decreased blood flow due to blockage in your hearts arteries, weak arteries that are possibly tearing (aortic dissection) these would be emergent situations. On the other hand it could be heartburn, or something called costochondritis (inflammation between the ribs) etc. With the limited information in your post, I am unsure what the cause of your pain is, if the pain has subsided and returns on occasion you should see your doctor. If it is severe you need to go to an urgent care or er. Take care.

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