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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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If I cough or sneeze I'm get extrem pain on my left side back at the bottom of my ribs been about 3 days like this?

If I cough or sneeze I'm get extrem pain on my left side back at the bottom of my ribs been about 3 days like this?

Different causes: It's possible that there is a strained intercostal muscle or pinched nerve in the rib cage. A cracked rib may be present-is there a history of a rib cage injury? Cold or hot applications and if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. See your Physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have real bad pain on the left side when I cough or sneeze on rib cage ?

I have real bad pain on the left side when I cough or sneeze on rib cage ?

Rib fracture or....: any trauma? if not could be a pulled intercostal muscle from a sneeze or cough..REALLY painful but it will go away. ...Read more

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There is a pain that has spread from my lower back to my ribs and side that hurts every time I sneeze/cough/yawn/stretch it. ?

There is a pain that has spread from my lower back to my ribs and side that hurts every time I sneeze/cough/yawn/stretch it. 
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Depends: chest pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor in person if you indeed have these symptoms. If severe pain going to an emergency room is suggested. Good luck ...Read more

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For the past two months Ive been having pain in the side left rib area. It only hurts when I cough, sneeze, laugh, or stretch/twist my body in a way.

For the past two months Ive been having pain in the side left rib area. It only hurts when I cough, sneeze, laugh, or stretch/twist my body in a way.

Consult physician: If localized to anterior ribs usually costochondritis. Occurs on left side of breastbone, affects more than one rib, worsens with deep breaths or coughing. Resolves on its own, although in some cases may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief perhaps with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.Can be related to injury, viral infection, strain, arthritis, rarely tumor. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the side of my lower left ribs. It only hurts when i cough, sneeze, or move the right way. It also hurts to push on it.

Possible rib break: It could be a rib fracture , or a costochondral injury on the rib or a muscle or ligament pull off of the rib. Heat asnreduced activity for a few weeks should see it easing. If the pain gets worse , an xray is needed. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain is a symptom in which a person has aches and pains on the right and/or left sides of his body, usually referring to the sides of the chest and abdomen. Pains in the side can be due to rib problems, ...Read more