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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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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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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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