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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