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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?

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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Lower rib pain from coughing. What could be wrong?

Lower rib pain from coughing. What could be wrong?

Rib Fracture?: Persistent coughing can actually produce a fracture of a rib. If your pain is localized over one spot of a rib and is tender to touch pressure this is a possibility. You should consult you physician to make sure there is no other chest wall problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have lower rib pain bad?

Rib pain: It means you should get checked to see what is wrong. ...Read more

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Right rib pain when doing c.V workout 4 10months now?

Possible chest xray: Would check with your pmd can be a lot of things but if ongoing this long would consider a chest x-ray to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Sex partners both having back rib pain. Could it be related?

Sex partners both having back rib pain. Could it be related?

Pain: Difficult to tell, could be related to positions and musculoskeletal or could be other, not enough info. ...Read more

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L/sided rib pain on ihalation, no injury and no other symptoms?

L/sided rib pain on ihalation, no injury and no other symptoms?

Costochondritis: Possibly inflammation at the joint between your rib and breastbone. You can push on those joints and see if they are tender. If so, see if ibuprofen relieves it. If they are not tender your primary care doc may want to get a chest x-ray to exclude inflammation of the lining around your lung "pleuritis" and other causes. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has right side rib pain for 4 days now. What should he do?

See a doctor: Or use HealthTap Prime. In either case, 4 days of rib pain sounds excessive. Was he in a car accident? Did the pain start spontaneously? Does the pain worsen when breathing in or breathing out? There are many questions to answer, & possibly an X-ray to obtain, b4 you get a diagnosis, which is the 1st step. Rib pain is notoriously hard to treat, so a pain specialist may ultimately be needed. ...Read more

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I Randomly get rib pain on my left side this happens maybe 4-5 times a day mostly when I'm sitting down ?

Left rib pain: May be reflux from stomach. or gas from colon ( it is that high up), may have food intolerances, avoid alcohol caffeine, energy drinks, smoking, consider trial of ranitidine or prevecid- if not allergic. may be costochondirits ( if you press does it hurt?) - rarely cardiac/pericarditis, or lymph nodes. F/u w/ doc urgent care xray would show gas, EKG suggest pericarditis/cardiac ...Read more

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I have been having rib pain when i scratch them (gently), however it usually doesn't hurt and it doesn't hurt me to scratch anywhere else. Why?

I have been having rib pain when i scratch them (gently), however it usually doesn't hurt and it doesn't hurt me to scratch anywhere else. Why?

Not concerning: Many people experience what you're feeling - increased sensitivity over the inferior rib areas especially if its happening on both sides equally. If it's just in one spot, then you can get it checked by your doc. Otherwise, nothing to worry about, just a sensitive area for you. ...Read more

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Can doing yoga cause rib pain?

Can doing yoga cause rib pain?

yoga: If the yoga position causes stretch on the rib cage, pain may result. ...Read more