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Rib Cage Diseases
Is there a muscular disease that restricts your rib cage from expanding? Poor posture has caused my rib cage to become restricted by the muscles.
Could I possibly have mild Crohn's disease? My bmi is 16.4, I'm always tired and i get sharp pains under my lower rib cage both sides.
I am experiencing severe rib cage pain. I have mutiple level disc disease greatest at c5,6, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and other conditions. I a?
22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?
Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if i saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, i would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep having a sharp pain off and on, on the left side of my rib cage what can cause this. I am generally healthy I have an anxiety disorder..?
Get it checked: Your mention of an anxiety disorder suggests you might be wondering if your pain is anxiety related. It COULD be. But, the first order of business is to get it checked out by a physician. Some people with anxieties are hyper attuned to sensations in their bodies, including aches and pains. If your physician doesn't find anything it might be helpful to talk with a psychologist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Possible causes include rib strain, costochondritis, trauma, pleuritic pain (pain affecting the membranes covering the lungs) due to coughing or pneumonia, rib fractures, gallstone, or cancer such as metastatic cancer and multiple myeloma... If the pain is severe or not getting better with pain meds, rest and/or ice, you should consider seeing a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause, see physician: Musculoskeletal trauma (knowingly or unaware) is common cause including muscle strains, rib contusions or fractures. Costochondritis or inflammation in anterior ribs can be quite painful and is self limiting. Shingles, viral infection, most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that can wrap around torso in distribution of rib. Pleurisy, inflammation of lining of lungs, can cause rib pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am woman I am 42 yrs. I have this pain on my right side. Like righyt under i behind my rib cage.
A variety of choices: You will need to see your physician. In that location we can think of a variety of things in the that location - most commonly it could be a gall stone, or a kidney stone or something in the lungs there can other anatomic structures there - so you need an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pagets Disease: I am not quite sure what you mean by swelling of rib cage. Do you mean the bones themselves or over inflation. Paget's is a bone disorder that can cause hyperplasia of bones but usually affects the back. If symptoms are significant, I would start with an X ray of the chest and some basic lab studies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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