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Rib notching and aortic coarctation, what to do?

Rib notching and aortic coarctation, what to do?

Repair: A cardiovascular surgeon would be the most appropriate consultant for addressing a coarctation. ...Read more

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During massage, she found a tender spot on my back just below my ribs. When pressing on that spot, it caused discomfort in my jugular notch. Why?

During massage, she found a tender spot on my back just below my ribs. When pressing on that spot, it caused discomfort in my jugular notch. Why?

Referred pain: Dating back to our time in utero, various patterns of innervation were established which can set up referred pain. It is not alarming and completely normal. Likewise acupuncture utilizes patterns of referral along various meridian lines in an analogous way. If you remain concerned a good PT or Osteopathic MD can provide further evaluation and reassurance. ...Read more

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Why my left ribs is beating?

Why my left ribs is beating?

Your heart?: Most folks can feel their heart tap their rib cage when they lie on their left side. On an athlete, it may be quite impressive and powerful. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the ribs and back?

What causes pain in the ribs and back?

TRIGGER POINTS: Commonly trigger points in the serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and/or the upper rectus abdominus muscles. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain on the ribs?

What could be the cause of pain on the ribs?

Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. Maybe you pulled a muscle in your chest. ...Read more

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Coughed so much my ribs are in pain. Any way to relieve this?

Coughed so much my ribs are in pain. Any way to relieve this?

Treat cough: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt ?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and work . And to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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