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Rib Cage Hurt
Any number of causes: (muscular, lung, pleurisy, GI...so see your doctor and have it checked. ...Read more
Sudden pain below left rib cage. Hurts for a minute, stops hurting for a minute (repeat). No other symptoms. ?
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
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
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
Too vague question: It could mean lots of things.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Left rib cage hurts there's something under there. I can feel it with my finger bottom middle part im scared what can 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?
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
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
I am having pain on right side. Hurts to press on outside near rib cage. Hurts on the inside when breathing in.?
Having problems on the left side under rib cage. Hurts when i breathe and when i lean forward. Pains have been going in and out?
Part of my spine near the level of the bottom of my rib cage hurts to the touch. It is one specific bone. No injury that I know of. ?
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 have a small bruise between my rib cage. Hurts when I press on it and release it. Not caused by bra line, since the bruise is a bit lower. 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
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
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.
Sharp pain near lower left rib cage. Hurts most when taking a deep breath. Pain travels up to lower left side of my neck. What could this be?
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.
The muscle right under the arm pit on the upper right rib cage hurts , when turning left or right or when touched, started yesterday, what is this?
Strain: Sounds like the latissimus dorsi is strain. Should get better in 7-10 days. Rest, ice, and antiinflammatories. ...Read more
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
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