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How Much Weight Can Human Rib Cage Take Before Breaking
See answer: It all depend of many factors;your weight, body dimensions, size etc. The thorax is an elastic structure that deforms under pressure and when that pressure exceed that capicity it brakes, it follows the laws of physics. It is individual depending of the size oy your thorax with small or large ribs and sternum. Obviosly the pressure than an small thorax can take is a lot smaller that of a large one.. ...Read more
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Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Impossible to say: Without a full examination. Hydrocodone does not come alone in the us - it is mixed with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). If you are taking too many (more than 4 grams per day) you can get liver damage from the tylenol (acetaminophen). See a doctor or go to an er asap to check this out, as liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) can be life threatening. If you are prescribed the med, talk to your doctor. If not, get help; detox. ...Read more
I've lost a lot of weight over the past year (240 to 160) and my rib cage seems to have "closed in". My chest is not as large. Can ribs do that?
Liver and lung: Liver is just below the ribs and lung is directly beneath the ribs. ...Read more
I have a really bad pain by my rib cage on the left side towards the middle. Is there anything I can take for the pain?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
I've been lifting heavy weights in the gym. And now I've developed pain along the lower rib cage; front, sides & back. The pain moves around. Advice?
Left intermittent pain under left rib cage. Sometimes comes when I take deep breath. What is it? Have had for about three weeks...Its a new kind of pain for me. Not sure what it could be.
You need to have a complete medical evaluation as it sounds as though your pain has been very persistent. Pain under the left rib cage could represent inflammation of the lining of the lung (pleurisy), infection, kidney issues, or even intestinal or pancreas issues. Please be seen immediately for an evaluation.
If you had worsening pain, fever, cough, vomiting, shortness of breath, or light-headedness, then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
In about 17 and the last day r two I've been sore around my rib cage is this because of my weight?
No: Not due 2 weight. Talk 2 Ur parents about this & perhaps U need 2 C Ur family Md. ...Read more
When I cough or take a deep breathe I get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?
I'm on 15mg morphine er. I take with food but it gives me almost unbearable pain in between my rib cage. Why?
See the doctor: You should report to the doctor who prescribed you the medication. Either you have other problem or you got side effect from the medication. ...Read more
I was told the floating ribs take a long time to heal because of low blood supply since they are not attached to the rib cage.
Sounds cagey to me.: These ribs help make up the rib cage. They just don't attach to the true ribs. Depending on the severity of the fracture, the healing time varies, but is measured in weeks or months. ...Read more
I am a 17 year old girl with a height of 5'2 and weight of 123. I have a pretty big rib cage for my small size, is this normal?
Yes: It certainly can be. Our body builds are totally different ...Read more
Right rib cage looks like it is dented in, causes me infrequent pain/cant take deep breath, . Research lead me to slipping rib syndrome. How common?
Rib cage: Except for the last rib in the back of the rib cage the ribs are fixed to the sternum in the front and the vertebrae in the back. I don't see how a rib can slip unless it's fractured. Flaring of the lower ribs in the front aren't unusual but shouldn't cause pain, but a pinched intercostal nerve (between 2 ribs) can cause a sharp pain on inspiration. See a thoracic surgeon as needed. ...Read more
I been having this terrible pain in my rib cage & a bit under it for months. Its very painful to take deep breaths & the pain moves from left to right?
My rib cage both sides hurt when I woke up and move around I had to take tylenol it helped some but come back later. I wonder why? Never had it before
Musculoskeletal pain: At the rib cage or torso can be due to wrong posturing, lack of physical activity, air draught, etc, and can recur, good news is that Tylenol worked, you may need to keep taking it for few days, but read the labels carefully, if still suffering see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more
I'm having sharp pains just under the lower part of my right rib cage. It has woke me up in the middle of the night and hurts also when I take deep breaths. Should this concern me?
It may be irritation due to your peptic ulcer disease. It may also be related to your gallbladder.
Best place to start is at your doctor's office. If he/she finds any abdominal tenderness, you might need an ultrasound or an x-ray.
In the end, it may also be a pulled muscle. It is hard to say with the limited information. ...Read more
Here are some...: Is feeling gas-trapping new or old, periodic or recurrent or constant? For a 16-y-o young, gas-trapping in bowel is very uncommon except someone very inactive + drug abuse + poor dieting. So, seek evaluation and counseling so to pan out how to improve bowel regularity, chiefly by dietary modification, keeping active, rarely maybe needing laxative by mouth or suppository via rectum. ...Read more
Chest pain: Recommend you get a chest x-ray with rib x-rays to look at your lungs as well as the bones. ...Read more
My right side rib cage hurts what can it be? If I take my hand and touch it in a certain area it hurts its been goin on for 3 days now.
Sometimes when I take a deep breath ill get a sharp pain in my rib cage it's hurts really bad almost were I don't wanna take any more deep breaths?
My husband has a uncomfortable feeling on his left rib cage when he takes a deep breath or yawns. It gets stronger at night and its been 2 nights now.
Pleuritic pain can be concerning. Frequently benign, but there are few causes that need to be ruled out (i.e. Pulmonary embolism)!
pleuritic pain is sharp chest pain that gets worse with deep breathing or coughing.
Many conditions can cause pleurisy with infection being most common, but anything that inflames the pleural lining of lung may cause it. He should see a doctor! ...Read more
I have a pain in my right back just below rib cage that won't go away. I take pain medicine with acetaminophen daily and wonder if this could be part.
R kidney: That is the area of where your R kidney is located. Make an appointment with your PCP and get checked out soon. ...Read more
I fell down on Tuesday and injured my lower rib cage on the right and it's wrapping around to my lower back, also hurts slightly when I take a deep br?
Rib Cage Injury:
It is common for such injuries to take a while to heal.
The rib cage is in continuous movement with the breathing and that might cause longer period of healing time.
I would advise simple pain killers for the pain, but if it gets worse or you start feeling unwell you might need your doctor to assess the injury and rule out underlying organ injuries like the liver or the lung as examples. ...Read more
I've had a pain just under my left rib cage that hapowns wgen I take a deep breath. Abd iuf I sleep on that side it hurts til for the first few minutes?
Positional and mechanical influences on the diaphragm.: If the pain is fleeting, you likely have pressure from your abdomen, on the diaphragm. You can decrease that pressure by eliminating carbonated drinks, excessive caffeine use, and increased water/fibrous foods, like raw fruits and vegetables. Particularly a dark green salad at night time Will help move stomach and intestinal contents while you're sleeping. Dinner should always be your lightest meal! ...Read more
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