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I can see my ribs. I like it. Mom asks what is wrong with me ?

I can see my ribs. I like it. Mom asks what is wrong with me ?

Visible ribs: Your mom may be concerned you have an eating disorder like anorexia. Do you think you're overweight? Do you binge eat & then force yourself to throw up. What is your weight & how tall are you? Your body mass index may give us clues to the situation. If you're very thin & binging & purging, your mom's concern is valid & you should see a counsellor/ therapist to discuss the matter. ...Read more

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Earlier in the morning today I coughed and my lower right side(right under the rib). My mom says it might be pneumonia. Also I had a FB game Friday.

Earlier in the morning today I coughed and my lower right side(right under the rib). My mom says it might be pneumonia. Also I had a FB game Friday.

Coughing/ rib pain.: Could be musculoskeletal pain, especially if it worsens with movement. If you have fever and cough, your mother may be right. Probably need to be examined for, if nothing else, your mother's peace-of-mind. If short of breath, be seen now. ...Read more

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My mom fell and her lower right side under rib cage is hurting?

My mom fell and her lower right side under rib cage is hurting?

It is possible: That she has a broken or bruised rib. Ice and nsaids will help. If she is having problem breathing you might want to get to the doctor or er. A broken or bruised rib will cause quite a bit of pain and can limit your ability to inhale. ...Read more

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Mom reached in washer and hurt under front right ribs.She heard a noise pop and now hurts to couch/sneeze or even lay on that side what can it be?

Mom reached in washer and hurt under front right ribs.She heard a noise pop and now hurts to couch/sneeze or even lay on that side what can it be?

Muscle pain or worse: Depending on the impact, she might have injured the soft tissues on the Anterior chest, or even Rib fracture. The worest will be Pneumothorax or lung Injury besides muscle/Bone injury. Your mother need to go to ER or her doctor, and get X- rayed. She will also need pain medicine to allow her breath better. Hope she gets better soon. ...Read more

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My mom had a car accident and she has a 3 right rib fructure. Is it okay not to attend to a theraphys. ?

My mom had a car accident and she has a 3 right rib fructure. Is it okay not to attend to a theraphys. ?

Depends: It can depend on a lot of things, but physical therapy is not usually mandatory for rib fractures. I would check with her physician about what they want to accomplish. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 year old mom with my left floating rib hurting during certain movements & other daily activities. What could this be?

I'm a 22 year old mom with my left floating rib hurting during certain movements & other daily activities. What could this be?

What floating rib: we do not have a floating rib unless you broke one and become floated or i am misunderstanding what you mean by floating if you mean your lower rib it is common problem in women because of the kind of bra they ware trhat put pressure on the ribs and cause inflammation it could be what we call costochondritis take ibuprofen ,apply heat,and ware non wired bra. ...Read more