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Had fluid lower right lung April 15 residual of pneumonia left March 4. Aches in right rib/back on and off still. Will ache resolve? No other symptoms

Had fluid lower right lung April 15 residual of pneumonia left March 4. Aches in right rib/back on and off still. Will ache resolve? No other symptoms

Probably: They should resolve within 6-12 weeks. If persistent, ask you doctor if a follow up X-ray is needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Doc, what's the cause of aching my back ribs, fingernails and toes? Thanks

Doc, what's the cause of aching my back ribs, fingernails and toes? Thanks

Many: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are many things that could cause this. ...Read more

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Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom. Does this cause those SX?

Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom. Does this cause those SX?

Chest wall pain: If you do, indeed, have costochondritis, then this could explain your pain. Usually this pain is only in the front along your breast bone and edges of ribs. It could also be pleuritis. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing some pain when urinating for a week now. I did pee some blood/clots. Minor ache between hip and ribs in back area?

I have been experiencing some pain when urinating for a week now. I did pee some blood/clots. Minor ache between hip and ribs in back area?

Go See Your DOC: You probably have a bladder infection and need antibiotics. Your pain may be due to a swollen kidney from the infection. You need to see a doctor today or tomorrow. ...Read more

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I been having pain on my left side of my rib cage, should I worry since I had it all day yesterday, and also right on the bottom of my spine it aches?

I been having pain on my left side of my rib cage, should I worry since I had it all day yesterday, and also right on the bottom of my spine it aches?

Be ready: If you have fever, shortness of breath or weak and lightheaded, you should be evaluated today. If you feel ok other than the pain, and symptoms are not worsening, you could wait and see if it persists for a couple of days, especially if you can identify a well-defined area of tenderness in the chest wall. That would tell you it's probably a musculoskeletal problem. Low back pain may be unrelated. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Woke up yesterday w a dull constant ache in my back. Middle to left side under ribs. Not very painful but hurts. Pain changes w movem sometimes sharp?

Rib cage: Location of pain middle to left side rib is above kidney location. Make sure you have no shingle rash. Have cxr, rib cage xr, mid thoracic and also kub x-ray. That will you give you an idea. It can be simple musculoskeletal pain but it is only ruled in when other serious heart and lung conditions are ruled out. Recurrence of kidney stone is one of the possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more

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My rib cage around to my spine has dull ache. What could cause this?

Rob cage pain: Sometimes this is just from sleeping on it wrong or due to some kind of lifting/pulling activity that caused muscle spasms or strain. If it radiates from the spine around, it could haw a spinal cause due to nerve irritation, although that's pretty rare. If you just had a bad cough, it's from the muscle and ribs being irritated from that. Have it checked if it doesn't improve in 2 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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Broke ribs 3 weeks ago but last few days my back is really stiff and aches all the time so uncomfortable.

Broke ribs 3 weeks ago but last few days my back is really stiff and aches all the time so uncomfortable.

Repeat CXR: Healing of rib fractures takes a long time, sometimes 6-8 weeks, 3 weeks is early to see healing. So make sure you do not have an underlying issue or a missed fracture it will be wise to repeat a chest x ray. ...Read more

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I was in the crowd of a heavy metal concert and got crushed between people and a metal barrier, back and ribs are very sore, should I get it seen?

I was in the crowd of a heavy metal concert and got crushed between people and a metal barrier, back and ribs are very sore, should I get it seen?

Yes: Crushing injuries can cause some rib sprains and even fractures. Depending on the force applied to your back it is even possible to have a fracture there. I would advise having your MD perform a full exam on these areas to help determine if it's just bruised muscles or something else. If you start having rapid and significant breathing problems before your appointment consider an ER evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an ache/pain on the right side of my back below rib cage. It started about a week ago. I can't sleep tonight as the pain is excruciating.?

Need more info: It could be many things. If the pain is so bad that it is interfering with your sleep and quality of life, then it needs to be checked out by a physician....Soon be prepared to tell him/her about the nature, quality and timing of the pain and give him a good medical history... ...Read more

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Hi for the last few weeks I have had a constant ache just under my shoulder blade at the top of my ribs on the left side I factured them two years ago?

Hi for the last few weeks I have had a constant ache just under my shoulder blade at the top of my ribs on the left side I factured them two years ago?

Unlikely that they: Are the source of your pain. This could be myofascial or muscular in nature or even related to a local nerve issue due to entrapment within the shoulder or even from the shoulder itself. A neck problem such as a disc issue can present this way too. If it persists or worsens in spite of time., local treatment like heat or massage or use of otc meds if not contraindicated, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My chest is aching in the middle and my rib and back, causing difficulty to breathe properly?

My chest is aching in the middle and my rib and back, causing difficulty to breathe properly?

Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, or shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest x-rays will be done. Possible causes include a partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, stomach reflux, heart problems, pneumonia, viral or bacterial infections, various cancers, etc... ...Read more