A 20-year-old female asked:
i have dull and achy pain at rib side back and front is it dangerous?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Stephen Camacho answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Rib pain: Pain in the ribs can mean so many things. If the pain is significant when you breathe, you can't catch your breath, the pain is unbearable, the rib is tender, you should be seen by a doc.
Answered on Sep 5, 2013
Dr. James Henning answered
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends on: Where (right, left) , exactly, for how long (hours, days, weeks) & your general condition (reason for scan and ultrasound, etc.) doctors think in terms of body structures within certain locations: rib area may mean bone, nerve, blood vessel, muscle, tendon, organ (spleen, kidney, liver, gall bladder). Also, since you are already being evaluated for kidney issues, the answer may be there. Details?
Answered on Sep 12, 2013
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