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When i cough my ribs ache. What is the problem?

When i cough my ribs ache. What is the problem?

Costochondritis: Your ribs are inflamed and are hurting when you cough. Some times it is caused by pulling a muscle with coughing hard. You could also have inflammation at the rib when you have had a virus and a localized inflammation occurs around the rib which hurts with deep inhalation or exhalation. Motrin really helps reduce the pain. Good luck! feel better ! ...Read more

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Fell on stairs 2 weeks ago. Bruised tailbone and hurt my ribs. Sometimes it's hard to breath because my ribs ache. Should I go to doc or is it okay?

Fell on stairs 2 weeks ago. Bruised tailbone and hurt my ribs. Sometimes it's hard to breath because my ribs ache. Should I go to doc or is it okay?

Ok: This sounds ok. A fall such as yours could cause irritation and bruising to the areas you mention. IF you have a small fracture of the ribcage, this is not something that can be casted or treated otherwise medically, so I recommend you just relax and not overexert yourself within the next four weeks. You should notice slow improvement of symptoms over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 4 months pregnant my ribs ache bad and burn under my breast! my legs get this horrible feeling at night someone says its restless legs what can I do?

I'm 4 months pregnant my ribs ache bad and burn under my breast! my legs get this horrible feeling at night someone says its restless legs what can I do?

Pilllows & pad: Wen lying down place pillows under the knee or between your knees when lying on your side. The uterus is growing and pressing on the blood vessels and nerves to your legs. A heating pad also works. Try not to lay on your back for prolonged periods of time to release the pressure of the uterus on those vital structures. ...Read more

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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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I have got a couth& cold, ear ache (sometimes head ache) my ribs really ache and I fell weak ?

I have got a couth& cold, ear ache (sometimes head ache) my ribs really ache and I fell weak ?

There are...: ...Many illnesses that include the symptoms you've described. Most of those illnesses are viruses that resolve over time. You need lots of rest, lots of fluids, and maybe some analgesic (tylenol, ibuprofen) for pain. If it goes on longer than a week, if you develop high fevers, vomiting, trouble breathing, or anything significantly worse than the cold symptoms you describe, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Under my ribs liver constantly aches and my stools are almost black. What does this mean?

Under my ribs liver constantly aches and my stools are almost black. What does this mean?

Stools: Black stools can mean bleeding of the GI tract, usually a bleeding ulcer. This can be serious, get to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Recently I've been getting full body aches. Whenever I press on my stomach it hurts, also my sides hurt. My ribs have been aching too. ?

Recently I've been getting full body aches. Whenever I press on my stomach it hurts, also my sides hurt. My ribs have been aching too. ?

Need to be checked: I will suggest you take some over the counter pain killer and make an appointment with your Primary Care Doctor and get checked as you are having all hese pains ...Read more

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I finished my walking pneumonia meds 3 days ago but I still have the cough and headaches and now my ribs are starting to ache from the cough. Normal?

I finished my walking pneumonia meds 3 days ago but I still have the cough and headaches and now my ribs are starting to ache from the cough. Normal?

See your doctor: It is normal for your ribs to hurt from coughing for a week - some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help - but your doctor needs to know that your symptoms are ongoing and reevaluate you. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts but it's not a regular stomach ache. My ribs hurt and there's a heartbeat but i'm not pregnant or on my period, help?

My stomach hurts but it's not a regular stomach ache. My ribs hurt and there's a heartbeat but i'm not pregnant or on my period, help?

See a physician: There could be many causes for your symptoms which are likely very treatable but you should see a physician for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more