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Why do my lower ribs ache when I use my e cig?

Why do my lower ribs ache when I use my e cig?

Pressure of inhaling: Most likely you are inhaling harder than you ever did with a regular cigarette. Inhalation works at the edge of the diaphragm, s lung muscle at the edge of the lower ribs just as you describe. ...Read more

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Been in hospital with pnemonia (now nearly gone). But now when i wake up hips/lower ribs ache in a morning but wears of during the day?

Been in hospital with pnemonia (now nearly gone). But now when i wake up hips/lower ribs ache in a morning but wears of during the day?

Deconditioning: It's quite possible you've lost strength from your illness -- if you were in the hospital, it must have been bad. If you are still in the hospital, have the doctors check your iron panel. I think you may have an anemia as well. It would be good to find out 'why' you had pneumonia at the young age of 22 and see what can be done to prevent future illnesses. Hope you can follow up closely with a GP. ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pain below underneath lower ribs. Aches. Radiates to both my sides of ribs. Nausea with Tylenol, (acetaminophen) tea, energy drinks. ?

Upper left abdominal pain below underneath lower ribs. Aches. Radiates to both my sides of ribs.  Nausea with Tylenol, (acetaminophen) tea, energy drinks. ?

Luq pain: Left upper abdominal discomfort with radiation around both sides,May be referred from the spleen,colon,stomach,pancreas,duodenum,left lung base or even gall bladder. The symptoms are worrisome enough to warrant an examination by a physician tonight. ...Read more

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Ache in lower ribs but only at night? Don't have any conditions

Ache in lower ribs but only at night? Don't have any conditions

Rib pain: Most rib pain in young adults is related to sports and local trauma. If the pain gets worse when you press on your ribs, then I would not worry, just take some motrin and give it time. If the pain does not change from pressing on the area, then have it checked by your doc in a week. ...Read more

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What might be the possible reason for aching lower part of right rib cage?

What might be the possible reason for aching lower part of right rib cage?

?: Could b gb disease, liver problems such as hepatitis, 2 much etoh 4a while, costochondritis (sp), atypical area but could b ulcer disease. If has been there 4 a while c an internist 4 eval. ...Read more

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Have a lump on my lower rib cage that just came up and is sore what could it be?

Have a lump on my lower rib cage that just came up and is sore what could it be?

Lump on rib Cage: Such lumps have to diagnosed by doing a clinical examination because the consistency and the margins of the lump felt on palpation itself help to diagnose it. Some possibilities are lipoma , large sebaceous cyst, fibroma etc. The pain in the bump indicates that it may be infected. Please check this out with your gp. Further treatment would depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Potential cause of severe stabbing pain lower right back for 3-5 minutes then duller stabbing and aching. 10/10 pain. Slight radiation to bottom rib.

? Kidney stone: Right lower quadrant pain is difficult to ascertain but the nature of your symptoms look like due to kidney stone. If you had these symptoms and fever and nausea, then that could be due to appendicitis. In female, may be due to pelvic inflammatory disease and sometimes due to ovarian pain due to ovulation. ...Read more

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Hello! I am a 27 year old white male and have been experiencing a reoccurring dull/aching pain towards the lower part of my right ribs/abdomen/back. ?

Hello! I am a 27 year old white male and have been experiencing a reoccurring dull/aching pain towards the lower part of my right ribs/abdomen/back.  ?

Needs to be checked: We do not have information to tell you what it may be. It could be an inflsmmation in the ribs. But it could also be due to problem with your right kidney as it is located just under the ribs in the back. And there may or may not be other urologic symptoms like pain during voiding or blood in stool. Get it checked as it is recurring ...Read more

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For the last couple of weeks I have a discomfort/dull ache in my right abdomen - usually lower however can fell as if under rib cage. What could it be?

See doctor: Unfortunately there are several things that can cause this and so it is impossible to help with a question like this on these forums. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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What can cause sore lower right ribs without trauma being the cause? All blood tests are normal.

What can cause sore lower right ribs without trauma being the cause? All blood tests are normal.

?pleuritis: infections--sometimes viral of the covering of the lungs--pleura--can cause pain.viral infections of the junction of bone and cartilage of the ribs can cause pain too--costochondritis ...Read more

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Few days ago had sore left rib, only when i touched it. It has spread down to lower ribs and I have today noticed a painful lump. Should i worry?

Few days ago had sore left rib, only when i touched it. It has spread down to lower ribs and I have today noticed a painful lump. Should i worry?

Yes you have to get: Any lump requires a medical examination unless it is due to obvious injury. But in your case it looks like it came up spontaneously. If it does not settle down within a few days, go see your doctor without much delay. It could be something serious(unless you have bumped into something and injured yourself). ...Read more

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Started out feeling like a side ache for the first day. Then i got sharp pains when breathing in my lower left rib cage area. Hurts to lay on sides.?

Started out feeling like a side ache for the first day. Then i got sharp pains when breathing in my lower left rib cage area. Hurts to lay on sides.?

See your physician.: What you are describing sounds like pain related to the muscles or bones of the ribs, which resolves with rest and over the counter pain medication. But i recommend seeing your physician who can do a full history and physical exam to make sure there is a not a different specific cause that needs attention. ...Read more

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I have a sore hard lump at the bottom right of my ribs. It feels connected to my ribs as the Lower right rib is sore too especially with pressure and ?

I have a sore hard lump at the bottom right of my ribs. It feels connected to my ribs as the Lower right rib is sore too especially with pressure and ?

Rib lump: You may be feeling your xiphoid process which is a firm cartilage structure at the bottom of your breast bone(sternum). This is usually in the midline of your lower chest and upper abdomen. However to be sure a physician would have to examine you. ...Read more

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Having severe kidney pains, blood clots when passing, aches near ovaries and lower rib?

Need work up ASAP: Passing blood with urine can indicate many possible diagnosis. In situation of gross hematutia with pain (as in your case) , common differential diagnosis would be kidney stone, uti, renal cyst rapture, kidney & urinary bladder tumors and cystitis. Iga nephropathy and other gns cause hematuria but pain is less common . You need us, x-ray and labs to diagnose and treat this. See a doctor asap. ...Read more