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Yesterday I noticed my left inner rib hurt to touch today I noticed a little bump not on the outside but inside and it hurt bad to push on it?

Yesterday I noticed my left inner rib hurt to touch today I noticed a little bump not on the outside but inside and it hurt bad to push on it?

Mgt: You may have a bruise on the rib. I would advise ice compresses and taking Motrin as tolerated for the pain. If it persists then, please see your PCP. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Skin on my ribs hurts to touch it, any ideas why?

Skin on my ribs hurts to touch it, any ideas why?

Do you have a rash?: Skin pain, particularly around the ribs, is worrisome for potentially being herpes zoster. You should see your physician to evaluate if you have the characteristic rash as well as for medications to decrease the pain and prevent complications. ...Read more

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Spot on bottom front left rib, hurts to touch and and cough?

Spot on bottom front left rib, hurts to touch and and cough?

Most likely trauma: The most suggestive description is that it hurts to touch it. And that it hurts to cough suggests pleurisy or inflammation of the lung lining. This can be anything from a significant contusion to the rib or even a small, non-displaced fracture. If it is slowly getting better, you can watch it. If pain is increasing or difficulty breathing, needs evaluation, your Doc or Urgent Care:) ...Read more

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Left side pain, underneath and on top of second last rib. Hurts at touch, keeps pulshing, No sign of injury on skin. Hurts when laying down/exercising?

Left side pain, underneath and on top of second last rib. Hurts at touch, keeps pulshing, No sign of injury on skin. Hurts when laying down/exercising?

Sounds like a sprain: You will have to lay off whatever you are doing. If its exercise you may not have stretched enough prior to the activity. So just rest for a couple of weeks and return to activity in smaal increments to tolerance. ...Read more

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I heard and felt a popping in my ribs. Hurts to touch and push on the side. Hurts like heck to move or take a deep breath. What should I do?

I heard and felt a popping in my ribs. Hurts to touch and push on the side. Hurts like heck to move or take a deep breath. What should I do?

Medication, see doc: Yo could try over the counter pain medication, heating pad (or ice pack). If you feel like you are not getting enough air, go to er or your doctor right away. If the symptoms do not improve or are intolerable, see your doctor or go to urgent care or er. ...Read more

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My lower right ribs hurt to touch or press on the area. It even kinda burns when my clothes rub on the area. It also hurts to breathe in deep.

My lower right ribs hurt to touch or press on the area. It even kinda burns when my clothes rub on the area. It also hurts to breathe in deep.

Often costochondriti: Many people get rib pain and there are many causes. An orthopedic cause is costochondritis which is inflammation of the rib cage. In the differential could be zoster which often is on the ribs or problems in the lungs. Other dermatologic causes exist including skin rashes and burns. To find out exactly what it is, you should see your doctor and get treated. ...Read more

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I have enlarged liver & spleen, pain in my right side, could I have cancer. Diagonists w/enlarged spleen in liver & pain on right side under ribs hurts to touch, getiing a CT done tomorrow, it's been 23 hours please answer..

I have enlarged liver & spleen, pain in my right side, could I have cancer. Diagonists w/enlarged spleen in liver & pain on right side under ribs hurts to touch, getiing a CT done tomorrow, it's been 23 hours please answer..

The: The ct will be able to detect cancer if present. To answer your question, with any enlargement of organs there is a chance of cancer. However, there are also many other causes as well (fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, sickle cell disease etc.) hopefully your doctors will be able to figure out exactly the cause of your hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen) and come up with a treatment plan.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt when I touch them. Possibel sources of pain?

Rib pain: Lots of possibilities, if you provide more information can perhaps suggest possibilities Most likely ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ribs hurt when I touch them?

What do you suggest if my ribs hurt when I touch them?

Myofascial: Assuming you have not been exposed to trauma (sports? Fall? Auto accident? Abuse?), you have a myofascial syndrome - try an analgesic like ibuprofen or naproxen. Heat. Rest. Time. Massage. If no improvement after a week: x-rays. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt when you touch them its like a sore touch pain when touching them. I haven't been in any trauma. The left side especially.

Costochondritis: Inflammation of the rib or rib cartilage is fairly common. (costochondritis). Consider taking an over the counter NSAID (like ibuprofen) for a week. If no improvement see your primary care physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender?

Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender?

Consult physician: If localized to anterior ribs usually costochondritis. Occurs on left side of breastbone, affects more than one rib, Worsens with deep breaths or coughing. Resolves on its own, although in some cases may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief perhaps with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Can be related to injury, viral infection, strain, arthritis, rarely tumor. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt when I touch them-only in the front. The pain is excruciating. What could this be? After I touch a spot, it will bruise and hurt for days

My ribs hurt when I touch them-only in the front. The pain is excruciating. What could this be? After I touch a spot, it will bruise and hurt for days

Unusual: You are describing something which is unusual. Bruising from your touch alone makes one wonder if you might have a bleeding or clotting disorder. You should get that checked out. ...Read more

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Severe and burning pain under the left armpit on the ribs. Hurts w/ light touch, really bad pain when pushed on or twist. No visible bruise or rash.

Severe and burning pain under the left armpit on the ribs. Hurts w/ light touch, really bad pain when pushed on or twist. No visible bruise or rash.

Possibly shingles: Shingles starts out as a burning pain which is highly sensitive with no visible rash. The rash comes a few days later. You might also have some other type of infection. Shingles should be treated early with an antiviral to prevent scarring and neuralgia (nerve pain) that can be long-lasting. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Having pain on my rite side of my back and towards the front as well. Feels like it's under my ribs doesn't hurt to touch or urinate no swelling?

See below: Flank pain is a relatively common condition seen in a variety of settings, from general practice to any number of specialties. Many possible etiologies for flank pain exist but usually fall within one of these 3 categories: kidney-related (stone, tumor, infection, obstruction); musculoskeletal-related (strain, sprain); or neuropathic (pinched or irritated nerve, shingles). Recommend you see an MD. ...Read more

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I've taken a blow to my Lowe ribs in my back. Now it hurts to touch?

I've taken a blow to my Lowe ribs in my back. Now it hurts to touch?

Bruised or broken.: Depending on how hard the blow, the ribs could be bruised or even broken. Does it hurt there when you take a deep breath in. You may need an X-ray of the area to know for sure, especially if the pain persists for more than a few days or if you become short of breath. ...Read more

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Pain in right side underneath ribs, hurts wen I lie on it, get up from lying sittin position it also hurts wen it's touched. Its been like this for 8days?

Need an exam: The cause of the discomfort could be due to problems with the gall bladder, liver, rib cage or simply a muscle injury or inflammation. I feel that your physician should examine you and order the appropriate diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Hi I had hit the side of my rib really hard last week and now it's swollen and hurts when I touch it should I get and x ray?

Hi I had hit the side of my rib really hard last week and now it's swollen and hurts when I touch it should I get and x ray?

Probably not: A non displaced or mildly displaced rib fracture without complication (pneumothorax, hemothorax, pulmonary contusion) is not worth diagnosing. You will live with the same rib fracture pain for 6 weeks whether or not it is confirmed by radiography. Any worsening shortness of breath, go to the ED directly. That could indicate increase pneumothorax or bleeding into pleural space. ...Read more

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Hi I need some advice for the past 6 weeks on and off my skin feels like it hurts to touch only on left side of my back and side and front of rib cage?

See your doctor: You may have a viral problem if your discomfort is within a dermatome. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) can start out being uncomfortable before the actual rash occurs. Your doctor can best diagnose this as well as listen to your lungs to make sure it is not a form of pluerisy. She can also rule out any muscular skeletal issues. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have extreme pain under my right rib cage and it hurts to touch it. What is it?

I have extreme pain under my right rib cage and it hurts to touch it. What is it?

Depends: Pain that is reproducible is usually musculoskeletal in origin. There is a condition called costochondritis which is related to inflammation. Pain under the right ribcage can also be caused by gallbladder conditions, depending if it is actually abdominal pain. However, nothing substitutes a good history and physical exam with a physician, so please seek advice to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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My rib hurts after a coughing fit does not hurt to touch hurts when coughing or sneezing?

My rib hurts after a coughing fit does not hurt to touch hurts when coughing or sneezing?

Coughing: It is rare, but possible to crack a rib with severe coughing. Okay to get a chest x-ray. Okay to get evaluated for chronic sinusitis as a cause of your cough. Good luck. ...Read more

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Month ago I thought I did something to my rib. Got better but still hurts to touch or lay on. Also now feel hard but cartilage like lump on same rib?

Month ago I thought I did something to my rib. Got better but still hurts to touch or lay on. Also now feel hard but cartilage like lump on same rib?

Fracture?: Did you fracture the rib? Sounds that way. Try to remember what you did. Now not much to do about it now sounds like the bone has calcified which is that bump you feel. The pain should subside but if continues see your doctor. Next time go to doctor right away ...Read more

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I am having sharp pain in the middle lower part of my chest and if I touch the center of my chest where the ribs end it hurts like the dickens a knot?

Could be broke rib: You could have a broken rib or a costovertebral joint subluxed in the back causing the rib pain.

See an osteopath or a doctor who can manipilate the rib back n place. ...Read more

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