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i am experiencing pain around my right rib cage

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Rib pain : New onset rib pain without any other symptoms is most commonly due to sprained rib or chest muscles. . Chest pain though can be due to inflamed lung covering ( pleurisy ) , pneumonia , heart problem etc.

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Will the pain ever go away completely?

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Is ALS painful?

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why isn't the pain constant with tn?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Lucky it's not: Good question. I don't think there is a simple answer for this. Possibly the irritated trigeminal nerve fatigues or is suppressed by the brain. A similar situation might be epilepsy where the damaged area only gets triggered periodically. Most people with tn couldn't stand having the pain constantly.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why is tn pain so excruciating?

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???: Again...Please define "tn" and repost.
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The issues is that the pain occurs at random and is unpredictable. The pain is often described as lancinating but can be severe and associated great emotional distress. There have been suicides related to it. Often the cause is a blood vessel causing compression of the nerve and a simple decompression procedure may help improve the pain.
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