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Causes Of Rib Pain On Right Side
Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), gallstones, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves that exit the back, or spasms of intestine. ...Read more
Consider RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. An exam is appropriate. ...Read more
Causes of rib pain from xiphoid process to the right side along ribs. Definitely rib pain the dr said?
Talk to MD: The nerves from you spine travel along the edge of the ribs to the xyphoid process, so any inflammation or irritation of the nerve at that level will feel like pain along the distribution of that nerve. Keep in touch with md to make sure nothing else is going on, but the rib pain diagnosis seems accurate based on this information. ...Read more
Several possibilitie: Trauma, bruise, exercise, coughing, stress fracture, costochondritis, can all cause pain that should get better over several weeks. Shingles, other infections, and rheumatic diseases can cause pain that may be more chronic. Ask your provider. Rib films are rarely helpful. Cancer and myeloma can cause pain of course, but you would probably already know. There are other benign bone tumors etc. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What is most likely the cause of constant left side rib pain that worsens when swallowing food or liquids??
What causes sharp rib pain on the sides/under shoulder of the middle of the back? When I sit straight up & take a deep breath, it feels like a knife
Likely muscular: But watch if not resolved within days get medical evaluation ...Read more
What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?
Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more
4cm hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, discovered today. I have awful right sided lower pelvic, hip, back and right rib pain. Is this the cause?
I would suspect it I: I would suggest you seek emergency care in case you are Still Bleeding. This could become life threatening. ...Read more
See your physician: You need to see your physician. This could either be on top of the chest wall in the muscle or what we call costrochonditis or to be within the lung and be pleurisy, in the lung tissue, or other structures there. This is not a simple evaluation, need to have the guidance of your physician ...Read more
Urgent! > pain in ribs on right side when breathing and short breath and no angina cause? Hypertension rt lung base minimal collapse tachycardia
What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit? Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.
Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest with movement, deep breath, cough. It is a benign condition, which can be properly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Mechanical irritation due to bra wires can exacerbate the symptoms. ...Read more
URI w/ ear infection and BAD cough, taking Augmentin 875. Now, severe rib pain on right side and back. No chest pain. Rib injury from coughing?
Possible: Yes, it is possible to fracture a rib from coughing although I have more common, y seen it in older and frail people. ...Read more
Many things: Trauma and arthritis/rheumatism are the 2 most common. Costochondritis (in the front), referred pain from the spine (in the back) are common forms of musculoskeletal pain in the ribs. There are other more serious causes such as infection or neoplasm so a good medical evaluation is indicated if it is persistent. ...Read more
Costochondritis: Possibly inflammation at the joint between your rib and breastbone. You can push on those joints and see if they are tender. If so, see if ibuprofen relieves it. If they are not tender your primary care doc may want to get a chest x-ray to exclude inflammation of the lining around your lung "pleuritis" and other causes. ...Read more
See a doctor: Or use HealthTap Prime. In either case, 4 days of rib pain sounds excessive. Was he in a car accident? Did the pain start spontaneously? Does the pain worsen when breathing in or breathing out? There are many questions to answer, & possibly an X-ray to obtain, b4 you get a diagnosis, which is the 1st step. Rib pain is notoriously hard to treat, so a pain specialist may ultimately be needed. ...Read more
I Randomly get rib pain on my left side this happens maybe 4-5 times a day mostly when I'm sitting down?
Left rib pain: May be reflux from stomach. Or gas from colon (it is that high up), may have food intolerances, avoid alcohol caffeine, energy drinks, smoking, consider trial of ranitidine or prevecid- if not allergic. May be costochondirits (if you press does it hurt?) - rarely cardiac/pericarditis, or lymph nodes. F/u w/ doc urgent care xray would show gas, EKG suggest pericarditis/cardiac ...Read more
Good question: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. The exact cause of the pain is not always clear. People with fibromyalgia have pain at a lower threshold than people who don't have fibromyalgia. This means they feel pain at a much less intensified stimulus. The pain appears to be related to muscle tone and conditioning, pain perception less attenuatef because of lack of sleep and exercise increase brain activity. ...Read more
I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?
I have sharp rib pain on either side. It comes at random and it's now happening and I can't move my upper body. What's happening? What is it?
Rib pain: The symptom you describe does not sound related to a cardiac problem. The pain could be related to a musculoskeletal inflammation and may improve with rest and/or antiinflammatories (Tylenol (acetaminophen) etc.)If you have cardiac risk factors and the symptoms persist you may want a formal evaluation by your primary care doctor or cardiologist. ...Read more
There are a number: Of significant pulmonary and vascular disorders that could be causing your symptoms. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more