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How can I get rid rib pain and should I stay in bed for couple days?

How can I get rid rib pain and should I stay in bed for couple days?

Depends on how: .. you got the rib pain. Sometimes you can hurt your intercostal muscles by exerting too much physical activity. This twisting injury can take weeks to heal properly, though typically will take 3-5 days of rest and anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. If your ribs are hurt through traumatic injury, you may have fractured 1 or 2 of them and will need Xrays to identify and treat. ...Read more

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What medicine I take to get rid from gas pain in ribs and back?

What medicine I take to get rid from gas pain in ribs and back?

Evaluation needed: Sensation of gas and pressure in the chest and back may not be related to gas at all, e.g. cardiac pain may feel like gas. Best would be to be evaluated by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Been having these sharp stabbing pain in ribs on right side. How do you get rid of this?

Pain specialist: This is most likely an intercostal neuralgia, or irritation of the nerve associated with each rib. A qualified pain management specialist should evaluate you to assess the condition. Treatment consists of intercoatal nerve block coupled with rib mobilization techniques to restore proper rib motion. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a rib hump?

How can I get rid of a rib hump?

Depends: If the hump is in an amenable location, surgical resection of the piece of rib can make the protruding rib shape disappear. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, though. You can have chronic pain after the procedure if the nerves that run under the ribs are damaged severely. Also, many insurances will not pay for this as it is only cosmetic. If you are still interested, check with your doctors. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a flared rib cage?

How can I get rid of a flared rib cage?

Talk to surgeon: If you mean that it protrudes out, then I suppose there might be thoracic surgeons who could address that problem. However, you'd want to thoroughly discuss the risks versus the benefits, and the reasons you want to undergo such a procedure. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of wide rib cage?

No real way: There really isn't a way that I know of to do this. And probably wouldn't be a good idea anyhow. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of flared ribs and how long does it take?

Why flared: Determine why flared first. If born with these then may be permanent. See a dr. And discuss with them the when, where, why and what can be done about it then. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of flared ribs and how long would it take?

Were you born this: Way? If so, it might actually be irreversible, especially if it is on both sides. If it is on one side only, it could come from a misaligned spine, so have an orthopedic surgeon check you out. ...Read more

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Im. Havibg a muscle spasim under left rib cage it hurts and I gave to stetch and move ti get rid of. It what coukd it be?

Im. Havibg a muscle spasim under left rib cage it hurts and I gave to stetch and move ti get rid of. It what coukd it be?

Dehydration: Common causes of muscle spasms are dehydration and not having the correct vitamin/minerals around. I suggest drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily and avoiding caffeine and alcohol (they cause dehydration) and adding a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Regular stretching or yoga can also help. ...Read more

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I have a side stitch on my right side under my ribs from running. It won't go away even after three days. How do I get rid of this?

I have a side stitch on my right side under my ribs from running. It won't go away even after three days. How do I get rid of this?

Stitch side: Hello~ you are unfit and you should get back out there and start running again but slower and guarding the side and you'll probably find that when you warm up it will go away. The fitter you are the less troubled by stitches you will be. But you must also learn how to pace yourself when exercising. Run within your own comfortable capacity. Keep up with no-one except yourself! Thanks ...Read more

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Random pain in between the ribs on my right side of my back about mid way. How can I get rid of it. I stretch it and it feels better. Sharp pain.

Stretching/exam: Get checked for a nerve irritation, intercostal neuritis- you may need mild antiinflammatory medicialtion. If pain persisits I would recommend a clinicial evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pot belly and I look fat, but you can see my ribs! How do I get rid of it?

I have a pot belly and I look fat, but you can see my ribs! How do I get rid of it?

You can't: Specifically get rid of lower abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity & ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. No matter what ads promise – you can't spot reduce without surgery. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take to get rid of trapped gas under my left rib cage?

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

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How does get rid of the excess fat over my abdomen and ribs when I have severe hypothyroidism?

How does get rid of the excess fat over my abdomen and ribs when I have severe hypothyroidism?

Correcting low T4: Correcting your hypothyroidi should be the first step towards improving your physique. Keep in mind that if indeed your hypothyroidism is profound, your body will have significant water retention giving the appearance of "puffy face" and swollen tissues. This will reolve overtime with treatment and improved thyroid levels. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of constant pain under left rib cage? It feels like trapped gas and like I need to use the bathroom.

Constipation: If you feel it's intestinal try a bottle of citrate of magnesium. It will clear your bowels of constipation and gas. If you continue with the symptoms after that, get examined. ...Read more