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Why does ribs pain occur in later pregnancy?

Why does ribs pain occur in later pregnancy?

Pressure: In late pregnancy the fetus and the uterus have become much larger and can create pressure against abdominal contents which can impact the area of the ribs. Baby kicks ca also be felt as well. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Since I cracked my ribs I’ve been getting chills 1-2 times a day, and it generally corresponds with increased rib pain. Why the chills??

Since I cracked my ribs I’ve been getting chills 1-2 times a day, and it generally corresponds with increased rib pain.  Why the chills??

Possible infection: or inflammation. PLease get checked asap. Pneumonia is a common complication of fractured ribs, as is atlectasis and pleuritis. Get seen today. Get a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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What can cause flank/rib pain when breathing deep in the middle of the night?

What can cause flank/rib pain when breathing deep in the middle of the night?

Costochondritis: This could be costochondritis which is inflammation of the joints where the ribs attach to the sternum. Try an anti-inflammatory like motrin. However, it could be something more serious and certainly warrants a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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10yr old son, complaining of left side pain under bottom ribs. Fell on trampoline 5 days ago. Pain worse when he jumps or bends & is not going away.

10yr old son, complaining of left side pain under bottom ribs. Fell on trampoline 5 days ago. Pain worse when he jumps or bends & is not going away.

Hard to say: This is hard to interpret without an exam and review of the injury. The spleen is an organ tucked under the ribs in that location & could have been bruised & the ribs could also. If it has not improved in 5 days it is worth having him examined. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain when I breath in deeply on my left side(diaphragm/rib pain). Any idea what this may be??

I have a sharp pain when I breath in deeply on my left side(diaphragm/rib pain). Any idea what this may be??

See your doctor: Pleurisy, musculoskeletal. Have your doctor exclude more serious things such as problems with spleen, kidney, distal pancreas, colon. Also exclude pneumonia, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism. This is a very common complaint. A thorough history and physical, perhaps a chest x-ray, should get to the bottom of it. Keep track of any fevers, cough, shortness of breath, bowel or urinary symptoms. ...Read more

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I had an appendecectomy 6 wks should where they also found a ruptured ovarian cyst I’m currently experiencing rib pain and Pain in lower right side?

I had an appendecectomy 6 wks should where they also found a ruptured ovarian cyst
I’m currently experiencing rib pain and Pain in lower right side?

Chest/abdominal pain: Pain from "ribs" may take more time to recede, since healing of displacement, bruising or fracture is slower since respiration does not allow for stationary healing to occur. An ovarian cyst which ruptures can cause pain at the point of rupture, but should have resolved at "six weeks". You might ask your gyn provider about low dose oral contraceptives, which will prevent new ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Cannot sleep at night due to acute rib pain both sides. I suffer from Parkinson's disease and bipolar Disorder. What do I do. Microalbubin to creatini?

Cannot sleep at night due to acute rib pain both sides. I suffer from Parkinson's disease and bipolar Disorder. What do I do. Microalbubin to creatini?

Many possibilities: Ribs may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold and cough symptoms), jogging or running (breathing heavily for a while), weight training or sit-ups (over-exertion while exercising); irritation in the rib's bones, muscles, cartilage, linings; a tumor (rare), etc... One's doctor can do a in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Chronic pain in thoracic, lumbar coccyx. Rib pain. Extensive workup due to extreme anxiety. CBC's normal, slightly high Ferritin. Hip impingement. Brain, spine MRI's, Xray spine clear. Please don't say I'm crazy. Please help me find source of pain?

Chronic pain in thoracic, lumbar coccyx. Rib pain. Extensive workup due to extreme anxiety. CBC's normal, slightly high Ferritin. Hip impingement. Brain, spine MRI's, Xray spine clear. Please don't say I'm crazy. Please help me find source of pain?

Pain: does not imply emotional problems but pain goes through the brain. The mind-body approach of John Sarno, MD, has helped many w/organically-based pain. Please continue to see your doctor and search for Sarno's work on the net. Peace and good health. ...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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I have left rib pain constantly, what could it be?

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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Does abscess cause rib pain? Ct was negative

Abscess: Yes, abscess in chest could cause pain in your rib cage. If you have abscess it should show up in ct scan. If it is negative then there may not be abscess. ...Read more

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Right upper rib pain into axillary area with tenderness upon palpation?

Right upper rib pain into axillary area with tenderness upon palpation?

Rib pain: This may just be rib tenderness. Sometimes it is difficult to relate to any specific injury or incident. It may be as simple as a cough or sneeze or carrying something heavy and putting pressure on the area. Should be self limiting. If it continues it would be best to see PCP as you can get a rib out of place and this can cause pains as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swollen pain in left rib pain in legs and back and no one can tell me why?

Swollen pain in left rib pain in legs and back and no one can tell me why?

Consider Osteopath: I'm not sure what 'swollen pain' means-is it visible or just a 'sense' that it's swollen? In either case, there could be several reasons why you have this pain from rib dysfunction to arthritis, torn ligaments, nerve injury w/referred pain, ql spasm, etc. A proper history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the cause when other diagnostic methods fail. ...Read more

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Have right upper rib pain with arm pain/armpit. And right side of face what can it be?

Have right upper rib pain with arm pain/armpit. And right side of face what can it be?

Nerve irritation: You may have neck nerve root irritation that makes your muscles going into spasm especially the muscles that attaches to the ribs or covers the rib cage and arm. This will make the muscles of the shoulder girdle very tight and especially for spreading of the arm pit. Neck nerve irritation can also spread to the face. Please see the family dr. And also a rehabilitation medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Constant body pain teeth headaches back and rib pain nothing is helping relieve any pain plz help?

Constant body pain teeth headaches back and rib pain nothing is helping relieve any pain plz help?

Sorry to say but you: -need a complete workup by an internist, and an oral surgeon. This will most likely include appsychological workup. ...Read more

Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more