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Pain In Back Ribs When Breathing
Have pain in lower back, ovaries, pain in female area, URI very slow, pain in back rib sharp pain when breathing, lower back pain into my feet ?
I read that slight rib flare can be from improper breathing (not pulling the ribcage back in when exhaling). Can core strengthening help correct this?
Mgt: This may indicate a muscular or neurologic problem causing weakness of the chest wall. There are exercises to improve your chest wall strength, but I would recommend seeing your PCP. They can order some pulmonary testing including MIP/MEP . A virtual appointment can be booked online, to review once the results are available. ...Read more
Pain on left side of rib cage (no physical injury, but swelling), even on deep breathing. Localized on touching. Had a bike accident 2 days back.
Possible fracture.: It is possible to fracture a rib or just bruise it up pretty well. Sometimes the pain can be severe. As long as you are not having any shortness of breath (excluding that due to sharp pain with inspiration) you will heal. There is no real benefit to having rib xrays as the treatment will be the same -avoid injuring it while it heals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have the symptoms of frequent pain in chest, rib, and have breathing problem.Pain in back shoulders sometime and cough for almost more than 2 years?
Cough: Symptoms lasting so long are best explored by seeing your doctor. ...Read more
I have been getting spasms and cramping in my ribs and back for a few weeks. I am also having a problem with my breathing. Could this be related?
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Slight pain left side of back below rib cage spreading up to shoulders worse when standing and active deep breathing makes me cough and feels cold?
My back hurts around my left rib area, and i'm having trouble breathing. It started hurting out of no where. How serious is this?
Chest pain: Best to go get evaluated, out in here we can not really be sure serious or not, lots of possibilities. ...Read more
I am experiencing pain in the left side on the upper back when breathing and moving, feels like it is under the ribs. Had bronchitis 3 weeks ago ?
Is a chronic protruding rib (over 6 months) indicative of anything in particular, such as a muscle or spine problem? On right side, about t8. Occasional pain, not severe, slight breathing impairment.
Have had back pain for over a month, seen doc. Wondering why on the days that my pain is worse, the pain radiates to my ribs & makes breathing hard?
Sounds like: you may be having radicular (pinched nerves) symptoms . How high in your back is the pain...Is it MID BACK? (lower rib cage level)????? Were any xrays taken? Need more info...ask question again or join Health tap prime for extended "opinion" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, for the last month ive been having trouble breathing(mostly on the left side). I also have been experiancing random sharp pains throughout my chest and back, and also pain in my ribs and back. I had an xray done a month ago when this started and they
Need to be checked: Your question was incomplete.You had an xray done.Apparently you are or have been under the care of a doctor who ordered Xray. I will suggest that you should make an appointment with your doctor to find out the cause of your shortness of breath and pain. Shortness of breath can be serious and if you can not get an apt early go to ER ...Read more
Trouble breathing when I lay on my back. Pain in mostly right ribs. Only way I get rest is by sitting up. should I be concerned?
Right chest wall: pain require physical examination and possible radiological examination as injury and infections are high on the differentials ...Read more
Twisting force caused tear sensation in back 9-11 ribs w/ initial severe pain w/ sitting up and breathing. 1.5 years later muscle still gets sore. ?
Was there rib fractu: This may have been a fracture or a separation of the rib cartilage. If it does not heal completely there can be a tear that periodically separates. There may have been a problem with the healing that puts the muscle at risk. You can discuss this with your physiciana nd look at the imaging. ...Read more
I have aching pain in my upper back and neck and shoulders a little in my ribs at the back.. Also chest hurts when breathing in ?
Mgt: There are a number of possible conditions which can cause these symptoms. If you are otherwise healthy, muscular pain is a likely cause. Other possible causes include pleuritic inflammation or infection. In your age group, cardiac findings are less common. I would recommend a NSAID and a heating pad. If the pain worsen or does not resolve in a few weeks, please see your physician. ...Read more
Could bilateral chronic pain (3-4 mos) in back near ribs that gets worse with deep breathing, movement, and pressing on area be from kidneys?
Having pain in left side rib cage and left side back and shoulder worse when breathing deeply, had a baby 8 weeks ago by emergency c-section?
Get seen now: Chest pain that is new, especially if worse when breathing needs to be evaluated right away. Pain with ,taking a breath can be due to something simple like pulled muscles, or overuse, or to more worrying problems, like pneumonia or a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen now at the ER or call your PCP, or the doc covering for your doc) for instructions but go to the ER if you cannot a doc tonight. ...Read more
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