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

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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Severe chest, back and rib pain that moves around for three months. Breathing causes pain?

Severe chest, back and rib pain that moves around for three months. Breathing causes pain?

There are a number: of significant pulmonary and vascular disorders that could be causing your symptoms. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

? costochondritis: This is an inflamation of your rib joints as they join your sternum (breast bone). Common in young women. It hurts to take a deep breath because that is when those joints move. If significant pain, youcan take Ibuprofen and use a heating pad. ...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'm 30 year old female I wheeze lots at night and I chest pain like a shock and rib pain I get neck pain right before my skull could it be lung cancer?

I'm 30 year old female I wheeze lots at night and I chest pain like a shock and rib pain I get neck pain right before my skull could it be lung cancer?

Unlikely: Do you have asthma? Are you over-weight? It would be prudent to consult a doctor as your symptoms warrant a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests. If you are over-weight, try losing some weight. (easier said than done). ...Read more

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Can intercostal muscles cause rib pain and discomfort in the chest. Been off going on 4mths. My job consists of twisting and very heavy lifting?

Maybe: Although no one can tell without a physical exam, this can certainly happen, and can definitely cause pain. If you can reproduce the pain by pressing on/between your ribs, that would make that a more likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more

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Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side xray showed calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos

Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side  xray showed  calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos

Costochondritis?: Costochondritis is an inflammation of one or more of the joints that connect the ribs to the breast bone. The pain tends to radiate along the nerve(s) that travel with the rib(s). It can be tender to the touch and painful with movement of the arm or compression & expansion of the chest wall. It's usually treated with anti-inflammatories, ice and relative rest. It's NOT caused by Hashimoto's. ...Read more

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I have a contusion to my right shoulder and chest wall and cannot take nsaids. The rib pain is intense and I was injured a month ago. What can Ido?

Topical: You could try a topical pain reliever. Some pharmacists compound their own. Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is effective ( NSAID but topical so you may be able to use it) and is a prescription med. Maybe try a chiropractor or osteopath for gentle manipulation. ...Read more

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Why is my chostochondtitis not going away. I have rib pain and muscle chest pain , and extreme fatigue . Not heart got checked out for heart .

How long?: Why it's not improving? How long ago was the diagnosis made and what was thought to be the primary cause? Examples would be overuse from cough, injury from fall, or work related. What measures have you taken for treatment and to help condition resolve? Discuss these with your primary physician and make sure the reason for continued symptoms is not something else. ...Read more

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Random bruising, headaches, chest and rib pain, shortness of breath?

Random bruising, headaches, chest and rib pain, shortness of breath?

Office Visit: An office visit with your health care provider is needed to further evaluate these symptoms. ...Read more

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Rib pain while under blanket or anything covering me. other symptoms while out. Breathlessness. Chest pain rib pain back/lung pain EKG neg same w xray?

This is concerning: You are very young for pulmonary and cardiac causes but it's very good these were evaluated.It"s not surprising they were negative.Further evaluation is still appropriate i.e.: PFT's, Chest CT and Echo.Presuming your tests remain negative in those specialities,there is a concern for Complex regional pain syndrome & a nerve block w?desensitization therapy is Rx.For possible costochrondritis try PT. ...Read more

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Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems

No: Fatty liver does not usually cause enlargement -- if your liver is enlarged you need to be evaluated for other cause such as subacute alcoholic hepatitis or others -- and the pain in the right flank may also be caused by other musculoskeletal problem. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain, seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore ?

Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain,  seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore ?

Go to the Doctor: I believe the question as asked is the perfect definition of when one needs to be seen by their family doctor. Something is wrong. Your body is telling you to get some help. You need to be seen and examined by the doctor you trust most. ...Read more

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Can reg severe panic attacks cause plaque build up in 18yr old? Chest n rib pain choking sensation restlessness n Feeling like dying/ heart strained

Can reg severe panic attacks cause plaque build up in 18yr old? Chest n rib pain choking sensation restlessness n Feeling like dying/ heart strained

No: Panic does not cause plaque buildup. Symptoms described, though, are not uncommon with panic. If you have not already had an eval to rule out physical causes that would be a first course of action. If symptoms are anxiety related consider seeking a cognitive behavioral psychologist - behavioral treatment of panic is effective. Be well. ...Read more

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I have severe thoracic degenerative disc disease and desiccation. I have started having trouble breathing, chest pain, rib pain, and heart palpitation?

I have severe thoracic degenerative disc disease and desiccation. I have started having trouble breathing, chest pain, rib pain, and heart palpitation?

See doctor: Degenerative disc disease of the thoracic spine can cause rib pain, chest pain, and shortness of breath ( from pain) but it shouldn't cause palpitations. Palpitations, chest pain and sob can also be heart problems. Go see doctor right away. Make sure your heart is ok. ...Read more

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Chest and ribs hurt around liver. What could be the issue?

Chest and ribs hurt around liver. What could be the issue?

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. Time to get checked pls. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain in ribs. Some times i fell pain in upper chest. I do yoga. It pains a lot when i do abs. why?

Costochondriti: I commend you for your desire for Good Health.
“Feeling pain in the ribs and sometimes in the upper chest” is likely due to inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum, called Costochondritis. Pain may radiate to abdomen which can be worse while doing abs.
Focus on Meditation, stop postures which increase pain.
See Orthopedic Physician ...Read more

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My ribs hurt well at least what I know of it's my ribs righ under my chest left n right the pain goes away when I lay down. I tend to get a lot of gas?

Rib pain: Bilateral rib pain has many causes. It could be chest wall related or even from abdominal causes. The positional nature of your pain points to musculoskeletal conditions. Spinal issues like scoliosis and gait abnormalities are included. Some females who have pendulous breasts can have similar symptoms. ...Read more