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52 male with constant severe pain bottom right front rib cage. Best treatment for pain relief while actively body building with free weights?

52 male with constant severe pain bottom right front rib cage. Best treatment for pain relief while actively body building with free weights?

Costochondritis: The best advise is wrapping your chest and resting. But "right rib cage" can also meany lunacy have an herniation, acute cholelythiasis or other internal organ problem: liver bruising, colitis etc. See a doctor if condition persists. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of asymmetrical rib cage at 27 years old ?

What is the treatment of asymmetrical rib cage at 27 years old ?

Nothing, usually.: Unless the rib cage is so deformed that i causes breathing problems, don't worry about it. None of us is perfectly symmetrical. ...Read more

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I feel like I have some kind of inflammation in my rib cage (particularly on my left side). What could cause it and what treatment is available?

I feel like I have some kind of inflammation in my rib cage (particularly on my left side). What could cause it and what treatment is available?

Pleuritis/chondritis: Sounds like pleurisy which is an inflammation on the lining of your lungs. Actually quite common and caused by various infections or inflammation triggers. Typically antiinflammatories (aspirin, naproxen, etc) that are over the counter are helpful. In some people it can be more serious so if it is persistent or not helped by over the counter pain relievers, seek help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain in left side of abdomen near rib cage is it costacondarites if yes can u suggest treatment?

I am experiencing  pain  in left side of abdomen  near rib cage is it costacondarites if yes can u suggest  treatment?

Costochondritis?: It's obviously difficult to ascertain if this is costochondritis or not based on that description, as this could theoretically be indicative of heart disease, reflux or even a problem with your stomach, spleen or large intestines. But if it were costochondritis, simple anti-inflammatory medications would help. But it would be more wise to have a local doctor evaluate you to be sure. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate test for a lipoma on the back to see if it's within the rib cage and if it is what is treatment if it's causing pain?

Ultrasound perhaps.: A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor that can occur anywhere on the body. They very rarely cause any pain or physical problem, and are removed primarily for definitive diagnosis or cosmetic concerns. A tumor "within the rib cage" may be imaged with ultrasound initially, then ct or MRI later is the physician determines necessity. ...Read more

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Treatment for muscle spasm by rib cage area. Do you need cold compress or heat.?

Treatment for muscle spasm by rib cage area. Do you need cold compress or heat.?

Either: Cold/ice applied for 15-20 minutes can reduce pain and inflammation and is usually my preferred form of "modality" treatment. Heat, can reduce spasm, but spasm is often a secondary response to injured or inflamed tissue. Heat often feels better during application, but symptoms often do not improve as the heat can promote continued inflammation. ...Read more

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Tb 10+ yrs ago in jail i failed a TB test, 02 yrs ago i did the 09 month treatment, last 30 days i'm running fever, can't get enough air, coughing up yellowish stuff , bad night sweets, vision messing with me, bottom of my rib cage is extremely sore from

Tb 10+ yrs ago in jail i failed a TB test, 02 yrs ago i did the 09 month treatment, last 30 days i'm running fever, can't get enough air, coughing up yellowish stuff , bad night sweets, vision messing with me, bottom of my rib cage is extremely sore from

You : You need to present to an urgent care or emergency room. The fact that you "can't get enough air" is worrisome. You may be dealing with pneumonia or bronchitis. Tuberculosis is unlikely since you underwent 9 months of treatment. However, you need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please explain therapy for pain under left and right rib cage?

Please explain therapy for pain under left and right rib cage?

See below: Therapy depends on the cause. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more