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What does it mean if your upper rib cage hurts when you touch it?

What does it mean if your upper rib cage hurts when you touch it?

Need to diagnose: Most likely an inflammatory condition called costochondritis. If there was trauma consider fracture or dislocation
the xray shown is a fracture dislocation of the ankle. ...Read more

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Sudden pain below left rib cage. Hurts for a minute, stops hurting for a minute (repeat). No other symptoms. ?

Sudden pain below left rib cage. Hurts for a minute, stops hurting for a minute (repeat). No other symptoms. ?

Colon gas: Gas can collect in the splenic flexure of the colon which is under the ribs on the left side. What you describe is classic cramping pain associated with gas in the large bowel. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Left side rib cage hurts when taking breath?

Left side rib cage hurts when taking breath?

Trauma?: It can range from a fractured rib to irritation of the pleural cavity caused by inflammation or infection.
Get diagnosed. ...Read more

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My right rib cage hurts. When i lean forward the pain gets worse?

My right rib cage hurts. When i lean forward the pain gets worse?

?Costocondritis: Did you hurt your chest? Is the pain localized? Is there any swelling. You need to be examined to sort out the various causes that may be causing pain. One likely candidate is inflammation at the junction of rib bone and cartilage. ...Read more

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I've been coughing too much that my left side of the body near the bottom of the rib cage hurts. Is this something of a concern?

I've been coughing too much that my left side of the body near the bottom of the rib cage hurts. Is this something of a concern?

Not usually: Pain in that location after coughing is usually caused by a strain of the muscles and ligaments used to generate a forceful expiration - i.e. A cough or sneeze. It will usually resolve in a few days with anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain should become unbearable or be accompanied by fever, bloody sputum, or significant shortness of breath you should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under upper right rib cage? Hurts almost unbearably for a few seconds then goes away. Happens a couple of times every minute or so

Sharp pain under upper right rib cage? Hurts almost unbearably for a few seconds then goes away.  Happens a couple of times every minute or so

Exam-ASAP: This may be the earliest sign of gallbladder disease or gallstones, as well as gas trapping; nonetheless, your symptoms requires examination, abdominal ultrasound and blood testing. ...Read more

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What causes Pain below rib cage? Hurts when I breathe

What causes Pain below rib cage? Hurts when I breathe

Doctor can evaluate: One has to find out what is causing pain in order to decide on treatment of it. Things that are under the ribs include the breathing muscles (diaphragm and rib muscles), stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder (which might have gall stones), part of small intestine, part of large intestine, part of the pancreas, etc... If pain comes with breathing, the source could also be ribs and their cartilage. ...Read more

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Left side right underneath rib cage hurts. Getting tight pains and feels like its tearing?

Muscle strain?: I would have it looked at asap you may have a pulled or strained muscle, or even a torn muscle, possible broken rib, get it looked at to determine what it is and the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Dull pain below right rib cage hurts from front to the back an i don't have a gallbladder what could this be?

Dull pain below right rib cage hurts from front to the back an i don't have a gallbladder what could this be?

Does it feel like GB: Does it feel like your old gallbladder attacks? It is possible to have issues such as retained stones or even new primary gallstones formed in your bile ducts after gallbladder removal. Nausea? Bloating? Belching? Other causes are simple pulled muscle or rib issues. Internal causes include liver, pancreas, stomach, colon etc. See your doctor for history and physical. ...Read more

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I have pain on left side of my body inside my rib cage, hurts when I lay on left side, breath sometimes and after I eat, what could it be?

I have pain on left side of my body inside my rib cage, hurts when I lay on left side, breath sometimes and after I eat, what could it be?

Inflammation or GERD: Most likely costochondritis ( inflammation of the cartilage in the chest wall) or GERD. Could also be related to heart & lung disease, so I recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with i my left rib cage hurting in pain, when i breath normal its fine but when i breath in deep it hurts so bad...

I woke up this morning with i my left rib cage hurting in pain, when i breath normal its fine but when i breath in deep it hurts so bad...

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I've been having pain on the left side inside my rib cage, hurts a lot right after I eat, when I lay on it, sometimes when I breath, what is it?

I've been having pain on the left side inside my rib cage, hurts a lot right after I eat, when I lay on it, sometimes when I breath, what is it?

Could be gas pains: Make sure to do a complete food allergy panel to see what you may be allergic to that you're unaware of that you're eating that's producing this excess gas, and showing up under your rib cage as pain. That would shed more light as to what you're eating that may be causing your current problem. If that's not the case, Then you can look elsewhere. ...Read more

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I am having pain on right side. Hurts to press on outside near rib cage. Hurts on the inside when breathing in.?

I  am having pain on right side.  Hurts to press on outside near rib cage.  Hurts on the inside when breathing in.?

Pleuritic psin: What your describing is pleuritic pain or pain with an inspiration . This is generally not cardiac in nature and may represent anything from muscle or rib pain to inflammation of the lung lining . Try some advil (ibuprofen) and see your doc. ...Read more

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I had the stomache virus yesterday. Today i feel fine only i am in alot of pain with my insides my whole rib cage hurts. Can i ask why please?

I had the stomache virus yesterday. Today i feel fine only i am in alot of pain with my insides my whole rib cage hurts. Can i ask why please?

Resolving illness: Assuming no pain prior to illness, I'm assuming diaarhea/vomiting occurred. Likely now have muscle strain. In addition can have continental increased bowel movement that can cause discomfort. ...Read more

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My left rib cage hurts really bad, but sometimes it won't if I lay a certain way. Also I haven't been able to eat much or keep it down.. please help?

My left rib cage hurts really bad, but sometimes it won't if I lay a certain way. Also I haven't been able to eat much or keep it down.. please help?

Be seen: If you can't eat or "keep food down" and you are having severe pain you need to be seen immediately and thoroughly evaluated. Things on your left side include your stomach and pancreas. Be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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A few months now, areas in back/sides of rib cage hurt, thought it was soft mattress. Now more areas hurt, and one place next to spine hurts to touch. ?

A few months now, areas in back/sides of rib cage hurt, thought it was soft mattress. Now more areas hurt, and one place next to spine hurts to touch. ?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You may take an over the counter pain relief medication like acetaminophen and do not drink alcohol. ...Read more

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My right side rib cage hurts what can it be? if i take my hand and touch it in a certain area it hurts its been goin on for 3 days now.

My right side rib cage hurts what can it be? if i take my hand and touch it in a certain area it hurts its been goin on for 3 days now.

See a doctor: you symptoms can be due to a bruised rib, rib muscle strain or fracture. but they can also be from a problem with the liver. be sure to see your doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the upper left area of the chest, also with hardening of the rib cage. Hurts when i press or move arm or even when doing nothing.

Sharp pain on the upper left area of the chest, also with hardening of the rib cage. Hurts when i press or move  arm or even when doing nothing.

Musculoskeletal: this sounds like muscular pain, try applying warm compressors and see if it helps and an ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) should ease the pain, it should subside on its own with time. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your boobs, rib cage hurts and upper back hurts?

What does it mean when your boobs, rib cage hurts and upper back hurts?

Chest pain: If your chest pain is a heavy, pressure type of sensation, you need to urgently see a physician for a cardiac evaluation. Other potential causes of chest/back pain include lung problems, spinal pathology, and vascular problems (i.e. Aortic aneurysm. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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When i take a deep breath, my rib cage hurts on the left side. It feels like i got punched in the ribs. What can that be?

It depends: The differential diagnosis is wide. It could be something like a rib fracture or costocondritis. Other serious conditions like heart disease or pleuritic chest pain can also cause this. Alternatively, it could be something related to the esophagus although less likely. You need some tests or diagnostic work up to find out the cause. ...Read more

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