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Doctor insights on: Muscular Or Rib Pain On Left Side Hurst To Take A Deep Breath

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Rib pain on both sides. Hurts to get up from a laying down position and to take a deep breath. Can't lay on ribs have to lay on back. Any ideas?

Rib pain on both sides. Hurts to get up from a laying down position and to take a deep breath. Can't lay on ribs have to lay on back. Any ideas?

There are many: potential causes for the symptoms you describe. Some of them can be serious. It will not be possible to figure this out over the internet. You need to be seen and examined and have some testing done. Make an appointment with a health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when i take a deep breath, it is not muscular, what could it be?

I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when i take a deep breath, it is not muscular, what could it be?

Difficult to say: There are many possibilities here. The pain could be coming from the spine. I am not sure how you know it is not muscular. Other possible pain generators include the lungs, ribs or the internal organs. This could be a pain that originates exactly where you feel it or could be referred from a more distant location. You need a good physical examination by an md/do who is used to dealing with this. ...Read more

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Random pain in ribs on left side under breast and to the left . only happened a few times taking deep breaths and moving ?

Random pain in ribs on left side under breast and to the left . only happened a few times taking deep breaths and moving ?

Many possible Dx: I assume you do not have pain when resting but activities like walking, running, even lifting or carrying probably cause this discomfort/pain. Depending on your usual activities, you could have a chest muscle strain (most likely cause). Inflammation of the lining of the lung called pleuritis cd cause similar Sx. Given your heartburn history, stomach ulcers or gastritis is also possible. TTYD and get seen soon. ...Read more

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Few days ago I slipped & fell on left of chest. Now ribs hurt, can't take deep breath it hurts more. Should I wait for pain to go away or see a doctor?

Rib pain: May be nothing more than contusion but if pain hasn't improved in several days it is time to see your physician ...Read more

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Right side of neck and ribs Hurt when cough sneeze lay on the right side and whemn I take deep or semi deedeep breath and its getting worse?

Right side of neck and ribs Hurt when cough sneeze lay on the right side and whemn I take deep or semi deedeep breath and its getting worse?

Injury?: If there's no chance that you've injured yourself (?), meaning a muscular or skeletal contusion or fracture, the next most likely cause is pleurisy. If you have fever, it is more serious as that would suggest parenchymal lung involvement. If you have no fever, NSAIDs like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) are a good treatment. It will take time to resolve but should get better. If not, get checked for rare causes. ...Read more

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For 3 weeks I have been having rib pain in my back. I had a friend pop my back and i fell over in pain. If i take a deep breath it kills my lungs?

For 3 weeks I have been having rib pain in my back.  I had a friend pop my back and i fell over in pain.  If i take a deep breath it kills my lungs?

Get X rays: Get a chest and rib x ray. You may have a displaced or fracture of a rib. Start on few advils (ibuprofen) till seen by a doctor or have x rays done. ...Read more

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Rib pain. Tried rolling it out and massage, but made it worse (nerve?) . When I take a deep breath the muscles of the ribs contract sharply. Relief?

Rib pain. Tried rolling it out and massage,  but made it worse (nerve?) . When I take a deep breath the muscles of the ribs contract sharply. Relief?

Poss Pleural Catch?: There is a condition where Pleura (lining of lungs&full of pain fibers), gets stuck between ribs on exhalation. This is painful & Massage does not help. One needs to lean to the opposite side standing(hold on!) & take deep breaths. This often will pull the pleura out and immed relieve pain. If this works, great. If not U need to see primary & poss get xray to make sure the rib structure is NL. ...Read more

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Pain when taking deep breath 5th rib on right side below armpit and pain goes to back by spine along ribs. Doctor said it is muscular 3 months ago?

Pain when taking deep breath 5th rib on right side below armpit and pain goes to back by spine along ribs. Doctor said it is muscular 3 months ago?

Reevaluation: If it has been going on for three months and not resolved, it suggests there is something more going on and you would be wise to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever i cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Why is it whenever i cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Chest pain: Pain with breathing is pleurisy. Many different causes and sometimes no clear reason why it is occurring. Forceful coughing can lead to pleuritic pain which can be unilateral or bilateral. Infections and musculoskeletal injuries can cause and mimic (respectively) pleuritic pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: left upper) (severity: moderate) , chest pain on deep breaths and low back pain.my ribs hurt alot.what is it.

I am experiencing  abdominal pain (side: left upper) (severity: moderate) , chest pain on deep breaths and low back pain.my ribs hurt alot.what is it.

Many possibilities: How long, worsening? any trauma? any fever? these are the things we need to know before attempting a differential. It could be a lot of things from a broken rib, to a injured spleen, to diverticulitis. Bottom line: You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Had terrible cough few weeks ago. Coughed so badly I threw up . Worst cough ever. Now left side of ribs hurt x 1 week. Ice helps a bit. Muscular?

Had terrible cough few weeks ago. Coughed so badly I threw up .  Worst cough ever. Now left side of ribs hurt x 1 week. Ice helps a bit.  Muscular?

Possibly rib fx: Can be musucular but people with vigorous coughing can fracture ribs. Most broken ribs heal on their own within six weeks. Usually therapy is conservative with oral NSAIDs for pain. If very painful and do not have relief of pain can develop pneumonia and should seek physician's help. ...Read more

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25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

? costochondritis: This is an inflamation of your rib joints as they join your sternum (breast bone). Common in young women. It hurts to take a deep breath because that is when those joints move. If significant pain, youcan take Ibuprofen and use a heating pad. ...Read more

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12 y/o boy, hist. Of insidious onset of sharp right lower rib pain. No trauma, and sharp pain reproduced with deep breath and going down from situp.?

Likely muscle strain: If it's affected by movement or pushing on it, it's likely muscular. Sometimes moving wrong or coughing hard can strain a rib mucle, can be quite painful, but not dangerous unless worsens, becomes short of breath, or fails to resolve within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Pain only when taking deep breath, right chest, around the 4th and 5th rib. Had for 3 months and doctor said 3 months ago it was muscular. What is it?

Pain only when taking deep breath, right chest, around the 4th and 5th rib. Had for 3 months and doctor said 3 months ago it was muscular. What is it?

See details: It is time to have the issue evaluated in greater detail. Get another opinionand have a chest film. It may be aminor problem but one cannot be certain over the internet. ...Read more

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What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more

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I'm taking macrobid. Is it bad if i haven't had the feeling/needed to go to the pee all day? &have stomach pain&left rib pain&hard to breath. Help?

I'm taking macrobid. Is it bad if i haven't had the feeling/needed to go to the pee all day? &have stomach pain&left rib pain&hard to breath. Help?

Call your doctor/ER: Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking nitrofurantoin: trouble breathing, stomach pain, . www.drugs.com. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ribs when deep breaths. Do you have any ideas?

Pleurisy: The symptoms is called pluerisy you should see your doctor and get chest xrays to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have had a hydascan, it is borderline on whether or not they should remove. Horrible bad that takes my breath away and pain in ribs. ER?

I have had a hydascan, it is borderline on whether or not they should remove. Horrible bad that takes my breath away and pain in ribs. ER?

Depends on sxs: If symptoms are characteristic of biliary colic, pain from diseased gb, then no matter what result of HIDA test may need to have surgery. A diet for gb symptom reduction may help in making decision about gall bladder involvement.Physician should be able to help with this decision. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ribs mid side and back on right when breath deeply or sit straight. Fell 2 weeks ago didn't have any pain from it. What could this be?

Fracture or bruise : Could have small rib fracture or bruise, pulled muscle. Can certainly try ice (20 minutes 3/day ), antiinflammatories. If you are having shortness of breath please get seen in er asap! ...Read more

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Sore rib under left breast, hurts when i breath, not as bad when i'm standing, excruciating pain.

Sore rib under left breast, hurts when i breath, not as bad when i'm standing, excruciating pain.

Concerned: You need an evaluation by a physician immediately. I'm concerned you might have a pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, or something else just as serious. ...Read more