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Doctor insights on: How Much Weight Can Human Rib Cage Take Before Breaking

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How much weight can human rib cage take before breaking?

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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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

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

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Pain under my left rib cage i take a lot of hydrocodones?

Pain under my left rib cage i take a lot of hydrocodones?

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

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I'm having pains in my lower left rib cage every time I take a breathe, what's wrong with me?

I'm having pains in my lower left rib cage every time I take a breathe, what's wrong with me?

Pleuritic Pain?: Call and speak with your doctor, schedule a visit today and get checked. Your doctor may order some X-rays. Ibuprofen or Naproxen will help if you're not allergic to such medications. Go to the ER if the pain gets worse or if you develop difficulty with breathing. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes when you: That amount of weight this could happen, you have to try some exercise program for the upper extremities and chest area to help bring up that. Thanks. ...Read more

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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.

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 : 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

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When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

When i cough or take a deep breathe i get a pain in my left side below my rib cage what does this mean?

Chest pain...: This could be a musculoskeletal pain that happens after a workout or a sudden movement . If this is associated with a cough, shortness of breath or fever, i would recommend having a chest xray to exclude some lung diseases like pneumonia, pleural effusion...Etc. ...Read more

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I'm on 15mg morphine er. I take with food but it gives me almost unbearable pain in between my rib cage. Why?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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?

Strain/sprain: Probably is an injury to the rib cage and the muscles involved with respiration. Stretching area may help. See an osteopathic physician. Who does manual treatments or a physical therapist. Alleve may give temporay relief as well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Gallbladder/PUD: 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