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What could be causing pain in my rib cage?

What could be causing pain in my rib cage?

Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more

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Should i go back the docotor if the pain in my rib cage has increased?

Sure: If you have developed a relationship already with your dr. And they area aware of your pains to begin with, and now the pains have increased, you should call them and explain the change of your pain. Depending on what they have done so far, you may warrant further testing or differing treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

Try stretching: To see if this helps or hurts. Raising your arms over head while back is arched will open spaces and if it is a muscle injury, will reproduce pain. If not, may be intercostal neuritis. If it is, there are injections that can calm this down. Either way, if it continues, consider seeing a physician for treatment plan. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sharp pain in my rib cage?

I would suggest you-: -be evaluated by your PCP. there are many reasons one may have this: BC pills, PE, pneumonia, tsi tsi syndrome, to name just a few. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder 2 years ago and still having pain in my rib cage where it was removed. What can this be?

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Re- exam is appropriate. ...Read more

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I have had a pain in my rib cage f for over 2 months with a burning sensation?

I have had  a pain in my rib cage f for over  2 months with a burning sensation?

Maybe ligament: pain in the rib cage could be several things. It depends on location, pain with movement or touching it. One always has to make sure it's not cardiac first then look for other sources such as inflammation of ligament, rib bruise or even mass. Best to get it checked out if not gone away in 2 months ...Read more

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I been having this terrible pain in my rib cage & a bit under it for months. Its very painful to take deep breaths & the pain moves from left to right?

Strain/sprain: Probably is an injury to the rib cage and the muscles involved with respiration. Stretching area may help. See an osteopathic physician. Who does manual treatments or a physical therapist. Alleve may give temporay relief as well. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell and I'm having pain in my rib cage area, what could be the problem?

Acute chest syndrome: You may be early in developing acute chest syndrome, which is basically a sickle cell crisis in your chest. This can be a devastating complication of sickle cell disease,and you should call your hematologist immediately. Most times, hospital admission is needed along with transfusion, IV antibiotics and pain meds. S0metimes fluid can build up in lungs (pulmonary edema) so this has to be monitored ...Read more

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Went out drinking. Woke up with a sharp pain in my rib cage right under my pectoral. 3 days and its still here. Should I be worried?

See dr: Three days of pain should be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible. After drinking, there is the chance of intestinal ulcers/acid indigestion and/or inflammation of the pancreatitis, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more