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I've been feeling very sharp pains on both sides of my rib cage. The pain has been persistent for 5 days. What should I do?

Seek evaluation: Pain of any kind that is persistent requires a thorough evaluation to get to the source of the issue. See your health care provider to find the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Why do I get occasional sharp pains on both sides of my rib area when I breathe?

Why do I get occasional sharp pains on both sides of my rib area when I breathe?

Likely muscle pains: This is likely pains in intercostal muscles, as they would be painful with breathing. Spine problem could be another reason. Pleura also may cause these pains, but less likely on both sides of the chest. I recommend seeing a healthcare professional if pain continue ...Read more

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Over the past 4-5 months I've been getting severly sharp pains in the center of my chest all the way down under my rib cage on both sides?

Over the past 4-5 months I've been getting severly sharp pains in the center of my chest all the way down under my rib cage on both sides?

See your doctor: You should see your physician and have this checked out. Generally, any pain that persists for months should be investigated, this is perhaps never more true than when it is in the chest. ...Read more

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I've had a strange pain under my ribs right side more like an ache, with occasional sharp pains at the bottom of ribs on both sides.?

I've had a strange pain under my ribs right side more like an ache, with occasional sharp pains at the bottom of ribs on both sides.?

More information: Is needed. The area you mention has a number of structures including your colon, gallbladder, liver and on the left side colon and spleen! More info please and ask question again.
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I drink about a 12pack a day of beer, and get pains behind my ribs both sides when im not drinking. What is wrong with me?

I drink about a 12pack a day of beer, and get pains behind my ribs both sides when im not drinking. What is wrong with me?

See your MD ASAP: To discuss ur drinking & symptoms. If u drink 12 beers daily, and suffer from non-cardiac chest pain when not drinking (frequency of not drinking unclear), you may be experiencing the onset of withdrawal, which is notable for anxiety, when not drinking. Non-cardiac cp or pressure often accompanies acute anxiety. Talk to MD about safe detox. Do not attempt to stop on ur own. See MD ASAP for eval. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains in my left rib cage up to my left neck, & it hurts when I take deep breaths it comes and goes on both sides. Are my ribs broken?

I have sharp pains in my left rib cage up to my left neck, & it hurts when I take deep breaths it comes and goes on both sides. Are my ribs broken?

Unlikely: Unlikely fracture as clear cut trauma usually required. More likely costochondritis. Heat beneficial as are otc antinflamatories. If persists see physician. ...Read more

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So for a while I've had this n and off o back ache in the middle of my back and on and off pains by my rib cage (both sides). Any idea if a Dr matter?

So for a while I've had this n and off o back ache in the middle of my back and on and off pains by my rib cage (both sides). Any idea if a Dr matter?

Probably not, but...: Most likely not, but it would be best evaluated by physical exam. Have a doctors or mid level provider examine you. ...Read more

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Why would both sides below my ribs on my back hurt and be sore? Also feel random pains on the front of my upper ribs, again both sides. Unusual for uti?

Why would both sides below my ribs on my back hurt and be sore? Also feel random pains on the front of my upper ribs, again both sides. Unusual for uti?

UTI: If you know you have a UTI then the infection may have progressed to other parts in your body, this is not good and I would go to a doctor so they can treat this asap. ...Read more

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Had bruised ribs in Afghanistan in 2011. Now I get sharp pains in left lower part of ribs and both sides are sore most of the time. Any idea?

Had bruised ribs in Afghanistan in 2011. Now I get sharp pains in left lower part of ribs and both sides are sore most of the time. Any idea?

Rib pain: The bruises that you had before on you ribs will cause inflammation in the cartilage part of the ribs and late will cause pain it called costocomdritis it could be very painful you need to apply warm compressor or pads and take ibuprofen 600-800 mg every six hours for 5-7 days ...Read more

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I have been having really bad lower back pain. Its been going on for over a month. Now its on both sides. I'm getting sharp pains up my left side of back and left ribs. I feel pressure n sometimes get chest pains that take my breath away. And I have a tas

See a Doc: You really need to see your doctor at this point. Back pain that is going on for a month could represent something serious with your health. Please get in to see someone asap. If you do not have a doctor go to an urgent care center or an emergency department. ...Read more

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I've been having pains both sides, when I take a deep breath or try to move I get a sharp pain on the right hand side near the rib cage, its straining.

I've been having pains both sides, when I take a deep breath or try to move I get a sharp pain on the right hand side near the rib cage, its straining.

Muscular?: How long has this been going on and did you exercise recently with a new routine? It sounds like muscular pain but if you are having any cough, fever or difficulty breathing, I would see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Pain under ribs both sides, joint pain, back pain, all over swelling, low grade fevers, loss of appetite?

Pain under ribs both sides, joint pain, back pain, all over swelling, low grade fevers, loss of appetite?

See your doctor: It's hards to pinpoint what you have without a medical exam and work up... You may need lab work (blood draw). Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am I having pain across my back & on both sides of my rib cage?

Why am I having pain across my back & on both sides of my rib cage?

Back, rib pain: More information about your symptoms is needed. Is the discomfort Sharp, jabbing, and fleeting? Does it hurt to take a deep breath or turn, twist, bend? Any history of strain? Do you have a cough? Pinched nerve usually hurts only on one side. Your physician will have to take a thorough history, examine you, order tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pain in middle of the back on both sides at the bottom of my ribs when I wake up every morning can you advise?

I have pain in middle of the back on both sides at the bottom of my ribs when I wake up every morning can you advise?

Upper back pain: - myofascial or musculoskeletal perhaps related to thoracic muscle spasm exacerbated by relative lack of movement as when sleeping. It is very common. Of course a good physical exam by your Doctor would help with the diagnosis and to rule put other possible causes ...Read more

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Experiencing pain in both sides. What could cause worse pain on my right side just below my ribs, when I lay on my left side?

Experiencing pain in both sides. What could cause worse pain on my right side just below my ribs, when I lay on my left side?

Many possible causes: Pain in the abdominal area (below the ribs) is a common complaint. There are many causes of pain in this area from the simple (constipation, gastritis, muscular) to the moderate (kidney infection, ulcer, pneumonia) to the complex/dangerous (kidney stone, tumor, to name a few). I recommend a complete evaluation with primary care including blood work if needed and follow up with specialty as needed. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for almost 3 weeks now, this has caused me serious pain in my rib area on both sides... Could I have a rib dislocated or broken?

I've been coughing for almost 3 weeks now, this has caused me serious pain in my rib area on both sides... Could I have a rib dislocated or broken?

It's possible, but: More likely is, you have sore muscles of the chest wall, muscle soreness, from all the coughing. Your breathing muscles contract forcefully every time you cough, and therefore, become very sore with prolonged coughing. Time to c a doc to find out why u r coughing and get treatment. ...Read more

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My both sides/belly are hurting underneath my ribs.

My both sides/belly are hurting underneath my ribs.

Rib pain: Most likely related to strain. Coughing, sneezing or repetitive motion could be cause. Should resolve in a short time. NSAIDs should help ...Read more

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I have a pain in my breastbone which is also around in the top of my ribs both sides what could it be?

I have a pain in my breastbone which is also around in the top of my ribs both sides what could it be?

Possible costochondr: You ust be examined and have your chest palpated by your physician. This may be an inflammation of the chest wall or rib cartilages. You may need a chest xray for further evaluation. ...Read more