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What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

What causes inflammation of the rib cage?

Activity: Known as costochondritis. Can come on with increased activity. Some people prone. Don't think there is anything to do to prevent. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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I feel like I have some kind of inflammation in my rib cage (particularly on my left side). What could cause it and what treatment is available?

I feel like I have some kind of inflammation in my rib cage (particularly on my left side). What could cause it and what treatment is available?

Pleuritis/chondritis: Sounds like pleurisy which is an inflammation on the lining of your lungs. Actually quite common and caused by various infections or inflammation triggers. Typically antiinflammatories (aspirin, naproxen, etc) that are over the counter are helpful. In some people it can be more serious so if it is persistent or not helped by over the counter pain relievers, seek help. ...Read more

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What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?

What's the name of an inflammation of the muscles near your rib cage?

Costochondritis: Pain/inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall (specifically where the ribs attach to the breastbone) is called 'costochondritis'. 'tietze's syndrome' is another term for pain originating from the ribs/cartilage. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain under my rib cage on my left side. I read that this is due to inflammation of the spleen? Possible I have mono?

What can I do for this pain under my rib cage on my left side. I read that this is due to inflammation of the spleen? Possible I have mono?

See your physician: While mono can be one cause of splenic enlargement, it needs to be determined whether your spleen is enlarged, or if your pain is due to another cause. You should be evaluated by your physician to determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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I've had chondritis in left rib cage, inflammation of the left eye, and my arms feel heavy and achy all in the past 6 months. What is going on?

I've had chondritis in left rib cage, inflammation of the left eye, and my arms feel heavy and achy all in the past 6 months. What is going on?

Need more informatio: This is something you need to discuss with your physician. There is a condition called Polychondritis which could also involve the eye. I cannot confirm that this is what you have but something you can discuss with your physician. Relapsing Polychondritis is a systemic process which can cause inflammation in a blood vessels called vasculitis ...Read more

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I have inflamation under my right rib cage after my meals specially after eating oily foods, chicken, egg etc.

I have inflamation under my right rib cage after my meals specially after eating oily foods, chicken, egg etc.

Gallbladder: There are a number of potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen. Having a problem with the gallbladder is one cause; which is located in the right upper quadrant and is often aggravated by eating greasy foods. ...Read more

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Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?

Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?

Out of balance: You may be deficient in 25-oh vit d3, magnesium and vit k2. Dizziness on standing can come from low blood pressure. Heat, topical magnesium oil and gentle stretching are all helpful for pain and stiffness. Getting a good night sleep, eating healthy unprocessed foods every 3 hours while awake, moving through the day, and lowering stress will help restore balance. ...Read more

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I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

GB, ulcer, GERD?: Gb attacks usually follow a fatty meal. Gerd, esophagitis, gastritis & ulcers r also culprits 4 these symptoms. Get in 2 c a GI specialist 4 eval & possibly some testing. ...Read more

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Pain under right rib cage when I breath in?

See Dr: Likely suspects being liver or gallbladder with inflammation/irritation causing discomfort when pushed on (by you from below or diaphragm from above w/deep breath). ...Read more

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I have great pain under my upper right rib cage?

Trauma?: If the pain came up on its own and you didn't have an injury, it's best to see your doctor to try to find an underlying cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

Try stretching: To see if this helps or hurts. Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Gripping pain on left side below rib cage After I eat?

Gripping pain on left side below rib cage After I eat?

See your doc: Can be a few things but GERD (gastroesophageal reflux) and stomach ulcer are at the top of my list. Other things are esophageal spasm, hiatal hernia, and esophageal diverticulum. I think its best to see your doc. ...Read more

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How can I fix my rib cage to stop it from sticking out?

How can I fix my rib cage to stop it from sticking out?

See answer below: If your rib cage is sticking out you probably have another condition of the spine call scoliosis (spine curvature)you need to check it out with your physician and determine why your rib cage is deformed. Some times when the deformity is small some postural exercises may help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dull pain below the right rib cage?

Muscle strain: You could have pulled a muscle. On the other hand, this could be from something under the chest or abdominal wall.
Try a warm compress or ice pack. If symptoms persist, X rays, labs and possible Cat scan of abdomen and chest may be needed at your doctor's discretion ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

I would suggest you-: -be evaluated by your PCP. There are many reasons one may have this: BC pills, PE, pneumonia, tsi tsi syndrome, to name just a few. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left rib cage feels like a bruced nerve?

I have pain on my left rib cage feels like a bruced nerve?

Injury?: Bruised nerves that control movement cause weakness of the muscle. Bruised feeling nerves cause numbness and tingling, and these sensations can be uncomfortable. They usually try to get better unless there is an ongoing problem such as pressure, trauma, inflammation. See a doctor if it continues or worsens. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dull pain below the right rib cage?

What to do if I have a dull pain below the right rib cage?

See a doctor for-: -evaluation. Tests may be needed as well as a hands on exam, , aswell as a good history. The causes can be many there are so many organs in that area as well as possibility of referred pain ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a fluttering in right rib cage?

What does it mean if I have a fluttering in right rib cage?

Heart Issues?: This can be from something as simple as too much caffeine to a more serious issue such as heart problems. I'd get that checked out. ...Read more

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Just after my peiod I have pain on my right under rib cage?

Catamenial pneumotho: While the association between menstrual periods and chest pain is more usually coincidental, catamenial pneumothorax needs to be ruled out. Would recommend to talk to your doctor, and if necessary a pulmonologist. Catamenial pneumothorax is still a rare condition and in your case anxiety associated with menstruation might also be possible. ...Read more

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Why would I keep having sharp pains under my right rib cage?

Why would I keep having sharp pains under my right rib cage?

Possibilities: Pain under your right rib cage can be due to irritation of your lung lining, or pleura. This pain is called pleurisy. It can be from inflammation of unknown source, or it can be from pneumonia or bronchitis where the cough causes irritation. In some instances, cancers can cause that pain, as can a blood clot in the lung. However, gallbladder pain can also. So please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in right side of rib cage when I cough?

What could cause pain in right side of rib cage when I cough?

Ur cough may B due-: -2 pneumonia & pleurisy may B a czuse. Strain of the intercostal muscles can also B a cause. If Ur cough is productive & has gone on 4 a while, best 2 C Ur PCP 4 eval. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my rib cage. What can it possibly be?

Many causes: Pain under the rib cage can be due to many causes. Common causes are muscular pain in the abdominal wall, cramp in the diaphragm muscle, gall bladder or liver disease and stomach problems. Only a detailed history and exam can determine the likely cause of your pain. You should see your family md. ...Read more

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My right rib cage hurts. When I lean forward the pain gets worse?

? Costocondritis: Did you hurt your chest? Is the pain localized? Is there any swelling. You need to be examined to sort out the various causes that may be causing pain. One likely candidate is inflammation at the junction of rib bone and cartilage. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain under my left rib cage from coughing?

What can I do for this pain under my left rib cage from coughing?

Determine cause 1st: Most of the time cough can cause rib pain fro the trauma of coughing. One needs to determine the cause of the coug as well. Occ someone will fracture a rib from a severe cough. Talk to your doctor and deterimne cause of the cough and they may prescribe an anti inflammatory medication for this. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain under my left rib cage from coughing?

Please help! I'm having pain under my left rib cage from coughing?

Rib pain: Real pain after coughing is most commonly due to straining of the muscles of the chest wall and can be treated with anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen and heating pads or other comfort measures. It is important however to differentiate this from chest pains that might be of cardiac origin. If you feel that you're having pain behind your breastbone associate with the shortness of breath sweats weakness radiation down the arm or other signs of a heart attack please take medical attention immediately. ...Read more