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I woke up with my right chest plate hurting hurts when I breathe hurts when I breathe hurts when I breathe?
Chest pain: Chest pain that is precipitated by a deep breath can be due to a pinched intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs, strained intercostal muscle, injured rib, inflammation of the cartilage at the junction of the breast bone and rib, inflammation/infection of the lining of the lung(pleurisy) or actual lung infection(pneumonia). The latter 2 are more serious and are accompanied by cough and fever ...Read more
Time to visit MD: If you are having pain in your ribs when you walk, I recommend you get a physical exam. Did you have trauma to your ribs? Do you get pain when you take a deep breath in? Be able to point to the location with one finger and discuss onset, location, how long it lasts, where the pain radiates to, and any alleviating or associated factors. Good luck. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal pain: The chest wall has muscles, cartilage, bone, etc. When you cough, any of these structures can become painful; for example, you can develop muscle strain/sprain, cartilage can become inflamed, the bones can develop bone bruise or even fracture. The good news is that theses will heal once the cough resolves so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of the cough. ...Read more
Several reasons: Rib pain can be related to structures adjacent to ribs such as lung. Pleural lining with inflammation (pleurisy) , rib fractures and strain of intercostal muscles (muscle pain), ligaments . Costochondritis( inflammation of anterior rib junction are causes. Sometimes lower rib pain can be related to organs liver, spleen and large bowelunder diaphragm., see your doctor if continues. ...Read more
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 have an x-ray done.Don't wait too long ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pleurisy or other dx: Pain with breathing is called 'pleuritic pain'. Pleurisy or pneumonia can cause inflammation of the 'lung lining' so it is important to distinguish these 2 causes. Pneumonia usually has other symptoms: cough/fever/fatigue/short of breath. A chest xray can help make the diagnosis. The treatment for pleurisy is 'anti-inflammatories' (nsaids) such as aleve (naproxen). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
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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