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52, perimenopause, gyn laproscopy identified dense adhesions between gallbladder and abdomen wall. Do I have to remove gallbladder? Occas. Rib pain.

52, perimenopause, gyn laproscopy identified dense adhesions between gallbladder and abdomen wall. Do I have to remove gallbladder? Occas. Rib pain.

Need to investigate: I would consider having your gallbladder evaluated with a good history by a physician and consider an ultrasound and HIDA Scan with ejection fraction, if you have a history suggestive if gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


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Right lower back pain (sometimes left), pelvic pain, sometimes rib pain. No pain during urinating. Sometimes urine dark than normal. Could this be uti?

Right lower back pain (sometimes left), pelvic pain, sometimes rib pain. No pain during urinating. Sometimes urine dark than normal. Could this be uti?

Atypical for UTI: Your pain seems to localize every except for the bladder. For this reason, I am going to suppose that this is not related to a uti. It could be bowel related. Nonetheless, based on the discoloration of your urine and your abdominal pain, a urine test is indicated. Talk to your ob/gyn! ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt during exercise?

Why do my ribs hurt during exercise?

Ribs: Unlikely you feel pain in the ribs but more likely soreness of the intercostal muscles and ligaments from the work of breathing with exercise ...Read more

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ER? 13f, don't smoke, healthy weight. Monthly stabbing pain in ribs under heart, left neck and ear. Hurts more during breath. 2h longer than usual now

ER? 13f, don't smoke, healthy weight. Monthly stabbing pain in ribs under heart, left neck and ear. Hurts more during breath. 2h longer than usual now

Call 911 Regardless,: The cause, stabbing chest pain is always a red flag. If you have chest pain regardless of its cause (heart burn, anxiety, etc.), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive, Call 911. ...Read more

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What can cause rib pain?

What can cause rib pain?

Costochondritis: Referred pain
costochondritis
pneumonia
pleurisy
tuberculosis
chest pain from heart disease
asbestosis or mesothelioma
lymphoma, myeloma
whooping cough
shingles is rib pain
occasional panic attacks
and there are more than that. ...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 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

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What can cause right neck & rib pain?

Neck and rib pain: Nerve pain from the neck, particularly the C6 level. Also muscle pain from muscles that attach to scapula and neck. ...Read more

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How can I cope with rib pain from wrestling?

Be examined: Given your sport (wrestling) and the potential for rib injuries including fractures, you should be examined by a sports medicine physician and x-rays may be considered. They can give medications / pain patches to manage the pain also. There are over the counter pain patches from your local pharmacy that can be used in the meantime. ...Read more

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Help! What could be causing my chest/rib pain?

Too little info: Since you are 41yo, any chest pain should be investigated even. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing my chest/rib pain?

Chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain. It is difficult to diagnose without full history and physical exam. You need a face to face appointment with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes rib pain in fibromyalgia and how can I treat it?

What causes rib pain in fibromyalgia and how can I treat it?

Good question: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. The exact cause of the pain is not always clear. People with fibromyalgia have pain at a lower threshold than people who don't have fibromyalgia. This means they feel pain at a much less intensified stimulus. The pain appears to be related to muscle tone and conditioning, pain perception less attenuatef because of lack of sleep and exercise increase brain activity. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Symptoms include upper rib pain after cough. Should I do something about this or just let it pass?

Symptoms include upper rib pain after cough. Should I do something about this or just let it pass?

Depends: Do you have fever? Do you cough up discolored phlegm? Has this been going on > 1 week? Are you short of breath? Do you have 1 swollen leg? Recent surgery or fracture? Diabetes? Prolonged travel? If the answer to any of these is "yes", you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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25 yr old female. Is it possible to have chest and rib pain (front and back) two weeks after shoveling a lot of snow?

25 yr old female. Is it possible to have chest and rib pain (front and back) two weeks after shoveling a lot of snow?

Yes: This may be an intercostal strain, which is a muscle between the ribs. These can take several weeks to heal. Of course, there are several other possible causes, both orthopedic and non-orthopedic. If persistent and worrisome, it would be worthwhile to consult with a physician. ...Read more

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I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?

I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?

Costo-chondritis: You may have costo-chondritis. The ribs come together at the end and join with a cartilage joint. Sometimes this joint is pulled apart or injured. It pops and is painful. Treat with anti- inflammatories and or cortisone injections. Rest is good too. ...Read more

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I have sharp rib pain on either side. It comes at random and it's now happening and I can't move my upper body. What's happening? What is it?

I have sharp rib pain on either side. It comes at random and it's now happening and I can't move my upper body. What's happening? What is it?

Rib pain: The symptom you describe does not sound related to a cardiac problem. The pain could be related to a musculoskeletal inflammation and may improve with rest and/or antiinflammatories (Tylenol (acetaminophen) etc.)If you have cardiac risk factors and the symptoms persist you may want a formal evaluation by your primary care doctor or cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have had cronic rib pain for a couple years now. What is it. I also have troubl going to the bathroom every day but im not sure if that's related?

I have had cronic rib pain for a couple years now. What is it. I also have troubl going to the bathroom every day but im not sure if that's related?

Unrelated: Chronic rib pain uncommon. Needs more work up to know. Could be damage to cartilage at end of rib, old boney injury, growth on rib or occasionally muscles between ribs. Very unlikely connected to constipation. Try increasing fiber in diet or supplement and taking stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have rib pain while on implanon?

Is it normal to have rib pain while on implanon?

Perhaps: Back pain, belly pain, and other pains have been reported. Blood clots can occur with hormonal contraceptives. If your rib/chest pain does not rapidly improve, is severe, or if you have trouble catching your breath, see your doctor right away. With breathlessness, consider going to an urgent care or er. ...Read more

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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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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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Laxatives safe 2 use with left under rib pain?

Laxatives safe 2 use with left under rib pain?

Depends: Depends on the type of laxative and reason for the pain. Sometimes left upper abdominal pain could be related to obstruction or inflammation of the bowels and certain laxatives might not be appropriate for use. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of intercostal rib pain in the back?

What are the symptoms of intercostal rib pain in the back?

Muscle pain near: The spine. The pain will b between the ribs not over the rib itself. Hurta 2 breath in, cough, bend sideways away from the painful side. Nsaids, ice, activity modification. If of sudden onset 4 no reason c ur pcp 2 r/o pe. ...Read more