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Right rib pain?

Right rib pain?

Rib pain: There are several potential causes of pain in this location. The most common causes are probably strain of the muscles between the ribs or of the cartilage joints connecting the ribs to the sternum. This can be caused, typically, by heavy lifting or other vigorous physical activity. Most of the time, if this is all that is going on, it will respond to standard anti inflammatory medications within ...Read more

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What causes dull rib pain?

What causes dull rib pain?

Many causes: Unable to answer without more info such as duration of symptoms, history of trauma, what makes it better /worse, location of pain, etc. Probably worth having it checked out by a physician if it persists. ...Read more

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What cause right side rib pain?

What cause right side rib pain?

Several possibilitie: Trauma, bruise, exercise, coughing, stress fracture, costochondritis, can all cause pain that should get better over several weeks. Shingles, other infections, and rheumatic diseases can cause pain that may be more chronic. Ask your provider. Rib films are rarely helpful. Cancer and myeloma can cause pain of course, but you would probably already know. There are other benign bone tumors etc. ...Read more

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What can cause severe rib pain?

What can cause severe rib pain?

Many things: Trauma and arthritis/rheumatism are the 2 most common. Costochondritis (in the front), referred pain from the spine (in the back) are common forms of musculoskeletal pain in the ribs. There are other more serious causes such as infection or neoplasm so a good medical evaluation is indicated if it is persistent. ...Read more

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Sudden rib pain for about a week now?

Sudden rib pain  for about a week now?

Costrochondritis: It is common for the area in the ribcage where bone meets the cartilage to have some inflammation. This can be from an injury or just sleeping on it wrong. Ice the area and take some antiinflammatories as that should help. ...Read more

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I rib pain constantly, what could it be?

Need more info: B more specific. All ribs or just 1 specific area. @ ur age i would b cn by a physician specialized in lung ; respiratory disease. ...Read more

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What could be causing my back and rib pain?

Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Can rib pain get worse before it starts to heal?

Can rib pain get worse before it starts to heal?

Maybe: Can be if it's muscular, as this pain can last awhile and be associated with ups and downs. You might want to see your doctor though, since it might have refractured. ...Read more

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I have left rib pain constantly, what could it be?

Could be slipped rib: A mechanical dysfunction. Read more about it here. http://www.basicspine.com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.html. ...Read more

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