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Why does the left side of ribs hurt when I breathe?

Why does the left side of ribs hurt when I breathe?

Costochondritis?: Rib pain with breathing could be due to costochondritis, a rib-cartilage pain that is aggravated by movement. However, other more serious causes include pleuritic pain or heart issues. See your doctor to confirm the cause and to give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Pain in my back on my right side sort of at the end of bottom rib....hurt when I breathe, cough, yarning anything that's has to do with regular breath?

Pain in my back on my right side sort of at the end of bottom rib....hurt when I breathe, cough, yarning anything that's has to do with regular breath?

Any cough or fever: Pain in that location either muskeloskeletal that mean ribs and muscle which is easy to get inflammed specially in female apply heat pad take ibuprofen
or it could be in the lung either as inflammatery process like pleurisy or infection that could be viral or bacterial or it could be allergy usually it will be associated with bad cough and fever
if persistent see a doctor will help you better ...Read more

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I want to know what this sharp pain is? I'm having shortness of breath, pain in my right side below my ribs hurts when I breathe, pain is sharper when I take deep breaths, hurts when I move and laugh

Chest : Chest pain that causes shortness of breath should be evaluated by a doctor sooner rather than later. Even though many people equate chest pain with a heart attack, there are actually many causes of chest pain — some of which are concerning, some of which are not. You need an examination to know whether your symptoms are something to be worried about. I've attached a website with some helpful information about chest pain. In the meantime, give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in abdomen that went away for about 2 weeks now has come back. Right and left rib hurts when I breathe and after I eat especially. Nausea vomit?

Pain in abdomen that went away for about 2 weeks now has come back. Right and left rib hurts when I breathe and after I eat especially. Nausea vomit?

Abdominal discomfort: It's unusual for gastrointestinal problems to cause discomfort in both sides of the rib cage, but since you're experiencing nausea and vomiting after meals, I recommend that you have an evaluation by your physician as soon as possible especially where you had a previous problem of abdominal symptoms. ...Read more

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My ribs really hurt when I breathe, or do anything. I can't get to sleep at night because I am in so much pain. What could be wrong?

Get examined: Possibilities include pleurisy/inflammation of the lining of the lungs from bronchitis, pneumonia, infection, or other causes- muscle strain, rib pain, heart condition, pulmonary embolism/clot.
I'd recommend a spirometry, chest xray and ekg.
Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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What causes Pain below rib cage? Hurts when I breathe

What causes Pain below rib cage? Hurts when I breathe

Doctor can evaluate: One has to find out what is causing pain in order to decide on treatment of it. Things that are under the ribs include the breathing muscles (diaphragm and rib muscles), stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder (which might have gall stones), part of small intestine, part of large intestine, part of the pancreas, etc... If pain comes with breathing, the source could also be ribs and their cartilage. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my rib and collarbone hurt when I breathe?

Muscle pain ?: Assuming you didn't have any trauma, cough, shortness of breath, fever......, then possibly its musculoskeletal pain. Try hotshowers and Aleve (naproxen) (twice a day) for few days, if not improved, you may need to see a doctor, to be examined and may be had an x-ray done. Don't wait too long ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when I breathe, walk, move, or touch it.?

I have sharp pain under my lower left rib cage. It hurts when I breathe, walk, move, or touch it.?

Rib cage pain: Carefully have your spleen assessed as well as your costochondral junction. An enlarged spleen can be seen in the setting of mono or other blood dyscrasias. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left rib it hurts when I take adeep breathe?

Without any: Accompanying symptoms or history and a vague location there is no simple answer. Is it in the chest wall, or the abdomen? Fever? Nausea? Radiation to the back? Cough? These are a few things your doctor will ask when you see him/her as I am hoping you will do if it persists. ...Read more

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Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise, I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender?

Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise, I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender?

Consult physician: If localized to anterior ribs usually costochondritis. Occurs on left side of breastbone, affects more than one rib, Worsens with deep breaths or coughing. Resolves on its own, although in some cases may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief perhaps with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Can be related to injury, viral infection, strain, arthritis, rarely tumor. ...Read more

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Shortness of breathe and ribs hurt? What could this be?

Shortness of breathe and ribs hurt? What could this be?

Dyspnea: Shortness of breath represents a significant disease or illness and one that should not just be waited out at home. This, to me, is the very definition of when one should call the doctor not the internet. ...Read more

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Hard to breath and ribs hurt?

Hard to breath and ribs hurt?

Pleurisy?: There is one kind of cold that best fits with that description. It is called pleurisy, where the cold virus gets down into the lining of your lung, makes it raw, so that every time you take a deep breath, you get a sharp pain, and so you tend to take shallow breaths, and may feel short of breath. This has been called the "devil's grip." it is benign and will go away in a few days. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever i cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Why is it whenever i cough or breath hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. Why?

Chest pain: Pain with breathing is pleurisy. Many causes and sometimes no clear reason why it is occurring. Forceful coughing can lead to pleuritic pain which can be unilateral or bilateral. Infections and musculoskeletal injuries can cause and mimic (respectively) pleuritic pain. ...Read more

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Whenever I cough or breathe hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. What could be wrong?

Whenever I cough or breathe hard, the left side of my ribs hurt. What could be wrong?

Musculoskeletal....: The discomfort you describe is likely musculoskeletal pain. The chest wall has bones, muscles, cartilage all of which is subject to muscle strain/sprain, cartilage inflammation and even rib bruise or fracture from excessive coughing. Once the cough is controlled, the musculoskeletal disorder(s) will also be controlled. So, see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment of the cough. ...Read more

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I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side. Should I be worried?

I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side. Should I be worried?

No: It is muscle spasm due to wrong posture, bedding or pillows. Try to correct that and wait for 1 week. In meantime do brisk walking for 1 hr. May take some warm shower and NSAIDs. Don't do any bending or stretching until pain goes away. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for days @ times to the point when I can't breathe. Now I cough & my ribs hurt terribly. Should I be concerned? -M. Forsyth

I have been coughing for days @ times to the point when I can't breathe.  Now I cough & my ribs hurt terribly. Should I be concerned? -M. Forsyth

Yes: Yes, if it were me, I would be concerned. The differential diagnosis includes pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma — all are treated differently. Other less likely possibilities include allergy, foreign body, and then there is a host of rare causes. ...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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Rib pain on both sides. Hurts to get up from a laying down position and to take a deep breath. Can't lay on ribs have to lay on back. Any ideas?

Rib pain on both sides. Hurts to get up from a laying down position and to take a deep breath. Can't lay on ribs have to lay on back. Any ideas?

There are many: Potential causes for the symptoms you describe. Some of them can be serious. It will not be possible to figure this out over the internet. You need to be seen and examined and have some testing done. Make an appointment with a health care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt? It hurts like when you run & your out of breath that's how they hurt that's all I have is pain nothing else

Why do my ribs hurt? It hurts like when you run & your out of breath that's how they hurt that's all I have is pain nothing else

Not enough info: You did not say if you hurt yourself or had an injury and how long it has been bothering you also if you have difficulty breathing or not lot of time it can be a pulled muscle or inflammation that will resolve in time but it can be serious too. Difficult to tell without examining you so talk to your primary care doctor who can get necessary work up to diagnose your problem and offer treatment. ...Read more

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My upper body underneath my ribs hurt whenever I breathe and some of my upper back is slightly uncomfortable, what could be wrong?

My upper body underneath my ribs hurt whenever I breathe and some of my upper back is slightly uncomfortable, what could be wrong?

Probably muscle pain: Although the most likely cause of this is musculoskeletal sprain/strain, a few simple tests can rule out anything more serious. If there is a significant history of injury, rib x-rays should be done to rule out a fracture. A 2 view chest x-ray should be done in any case to rule out any underlying lung disease, such as pneumonia, especially if you have shortness of breath. ...Read more

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My shoulder, chest, and ribs hurt when i breath, cough, and laugh, what's wrong?

My shoulder, chest, and ribs hurt when i breath, cough, and laugh, what's wrong?

Could be: A biomechanical problem like slipped rib syndrome, chostochondritis or other problems like pleurisy which is inflammation of lung lining. See a good osteopathic physician or a physiatrist. ...Read more