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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?
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?
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
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