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Hard to breath and ribs hurt?

Hard to breath and ribs hurt?

Pleurisy?: There is one kind of cold that best fits with that description. It is called pleurisy, where the cold virus gets down into the lining of your lung, makes it raw, so that every time you take a deep breath, you get a sharp pain, and so you tend to take shallow breaths, and may feel short of breath. This has been called the "devil's grip." it is benign and will go away in a few days. ...Read more

Dr. Govind Sharma
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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

Breathing difficulty can be caused by problems anywhere within the airways, from the bottom of the lungs to problems at ...Read more


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I'm taking macrobid. Is it bad if i haven't had the feeling/needed to go to the pee all day? &have stomach pain&left rib pain&hard to breath. Help?

I'm taking macrobid. Is it bad if i haven't had the feeling/needed to go to the pee all day? &have stomach pain&left rib pain&hard to breath. Help?

Call your doctor/ER: Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking nitrofurantoin: trouble breathing, stomach pain, . www.drugs.com. ...Read more

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Fell on stairs 2 weeks ago. Bruised tailbone and hurt my ribs. Sometimes it's hard to breath because my ribs ache. Should I go to doc or is it okay?

Fell on stairs 2 weeks ago. Bruised tailbone and hurt my ribs. Sometimes it's hard to breath because my ribs ache. Should I go to doc or is it okay?

Ok: This sounds ok. A fall such as yours could cause irritation and bruising to the areas you mention. IF you have a small fracture of the ribcage, this is not something that can be casted or treated otherwise medically, so I recommend you just relax and not overexert yourself within the next four weeks. You should notice slow improvement of symptoms over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever i cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Why is it whenever i cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Chest pain: Pain with breathing is pleurisy. Many different causes and sometimes no clear reason why it is occurring. Forceful coughing can lead to pleuritic pain which can be unilateral or bilateral. Infections and musculoskeletal injuries can cause and mimic (respectively) pleuritic pain. ...Read more

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I'm having very sharp pains in my right side below my ribs it's hard to stand and hard to breath, is this normal?

I'm having very sharp pains in my right side below my ribs it's hard to stand and hard to breath, is this normal?

Emergency room: Sharp chest pain and difficulty breathing needs to be evaluated right away. Your physician will evaluate your condition, oxygen saturation and order a chest radiograph. It may be related to muscular pain, but more information is needed to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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I just coughed and felt something popped on my right side above my ribs hard to breath and painful what should I do and should I be worried asap?

I just coughed and felt something popped on my right side above my ribs hard to breath and painful what should I do and should I be worried asap?

Cough: Sometimes forceful coughing can result in the spontaneous collapse of your lung. If you have continued to have painful respiration s, i would suggest going to the er so you can be examined and imaged! ...Read more

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Broken ribs severe pain hard to breath what can I take?

Broken ribs severe pain hard to breath what can I take?

NSAIDS+/-opiates : Nsaids such as prescription strength Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6-8 hours or naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg every 8 to 12 hours may be helpful. It is not unusual to require more potent analgesic medications such as hydrocodone in the first few days after a rib fracture. ...Read more

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Its a sharp pain in the center of my ribs, makes it hard to breath, it comes and goes. Im also a smoker but that doesn't seem to affect it...

Chest pain: It is very difficult to say. Correctly many other questions should be answered before anyone says what it is and someone should examine you , at least examine the area of pain. ...Read more