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Ribs Hurt When I Breath
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
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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
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
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
Lung problem: Nerves from the lung go to the shoulder so that vascular or airway problems in the lung refer pain to the shoulder. ...Read more
Sudden shoulder pain. It hurts when i breath, yawn, move my shoulder arms, head or neck, sniffle, cough, burp. It hurts when I do anything?
Shoulder pain: Get an evaluation with your primary care doctor first. Suggest a shoulder xray and a chest xray with a general medical exam. ...Read more
I suspect : a lung problem that involves the chest lining or pleura near the diaphragm (muscle that aids inspiration/expiration). Diaphragm inflammation pain is often "referred" to the upper chest or shoulder. You might have pneumonia, bronchitis resulting in pleurisy or even a pulmonary embolus/blood clot. This deserves evaluation by your doctor..go in or make appointment today. Good wishes:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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