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Painful bottom right rib. Sore to touch, when I bend and lie on side. Sometimes feels like a stitch? No other symptoms

Painful bottom right rib. Sore to touch, when I bend and lie on side. Sometimes feels like a stitch? No other symptoms

Gallbladder?: Do you have a history of trauma to the area that could have bruised or even broken that rib? It certainly could be a muscle spasm or stitch. The other possibility is gallbladder disease. The gallbladder is found just under your right ribs and in addition to pain often causes nausea when inflamed but not always. If this has been going on for awhile or gets severe you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Very lethargic, sleeps on/off constantly last 4 days, slight temp of 99.1, left rib side sore to touch, but no other obvious symptoms?

Very lethargic, sleeps on/off constantly last 4 days, slight temp of 99.1, left rib side sore to touch, but no other obvious symptoms?

Not enough info: Sorry - I know you're worried about this person but it's not possible to make an educated guess what might be wrong just based on low grade fever and lethargy. If they're not getting better in a day or so, you should have them seen, IMO. ...Read more

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What is pain in ribs from? Especially on right side. Hurts to move, very sore to touch. Feels like I'm bruised but no bruises. Comes and goes every month

Costochondritis: This sounds like inflammation of the cartilage attaching your ribs to your sternum. Try taking naproxen or ibuprofen when you get it and see if it helps. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Upper left side pain at bottom of rib gage from middle to back, very sore to touch but no bruising or redness their. It's constant pain no injury?

Shingles?: Sounds like shingles - a herpes zoster virus inflammation. A resurgence from an old chickenpox infection. It's possible to have the pain symptoms without the skin rash. Do see a clinician to see if this shingles assessment is correct & to start treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Stab back pain when walk, R side only. Asthma. 2 chest infect req'd amoxil (amoxicillin) and steroids. Physio say 4-5 rib sore to touch. Link 2 infect? Next step

Unlikely: Musculoskeletal problems are rather external, not related to asthma, unless vigorous cough affects chest wall muscles, also not related to chest infection. Rest, warm compresses, and pain killers (avoid aspirin /NSAIDs if affects your asthma) till you see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What likely causes gnawing day-long upper stomach pain, with severe bloating and gas, and is sore to touch, just under the L.side lower rib? Thanks.

What likely causes gnawing day-long upper stomach pain, with severe bloating and gas, and is sore to touch, just under the L.side lower rib? Thanks.

Stomach pain: Please request your doctor to check you for H pylori infection and also do an abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallstones. ...Read more

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Chest soreness across both sides of chest. Worse when resting and sometimes I feel pressure. Can touch chest in the spot and it hurts pulledmuscle?

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Muscle strain: Granted that your heart and lung evaluations are OK, then it could be just muscle strain or a case of costo-chondritis will should resolve with or without antibiotic or anti-inflammatory agents. If persistent, see your physician ...Read more

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Soreness on the left side of my chest. I hit my chest with the handle of the hedge trimmer. No bruise but tender to touch. Any remedies?

Soreness on the left side of my chest. I hit my chest with the handle of the hedge trimmer. No bruise but tender to touch. Any remedies?

Heating pad: This could still be a bruise, only deeper. If so then a heating pad (medium heat) for maybe 5-10 minutes a few times a day may help this resolve. If it doesn't then you should have someone take a look. ...Read more

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Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?

Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?

All on left side?: You're young at 28, but a pattern of spots on one side of the body suggests shingles or herpes zoster. If so, you could develop more pain than soreness. Best to get checked because some medications can help to prevent this developing and others can help manage the pain. ...Read more

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I was just in a car wreck and now when I cough I feel soreness near my rib cage and my back on the upper left side.

I was just in a car wreck and now when I cough I feel soreness near my rib cage and my back on the upper left side.

Get checked out: It coiuld be a sprain or a fractured rib or some other internal injury to the lungs. You need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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When I lay on my right side I have soreness on area of rib cage?

Many possible causes: Musculoskeletal source would be most likely. If it persists beyond few days, see a physician. ...Read more

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I wake up every night after a few hours from dull soreness in my ribs (both sides) that lasts for an hour after I wake up. It happens regardless of sleep position. Help!

I wake up every night after a few hours from dull soreness in my ribs (both sides) that lasts for an hour after I wake up. It happens regardless of sleep position. Help!

Sleep position: You are 29 male and note soreness in the chest/ribs after sleeping. This is most likely a sleep position related. Try sleeping in a reclining chair and note if the pain remains. Check the quality of you mattress the age as well. Start with recording what makes it better or worse to help figure this out if you need your doctor for this. ...Read more

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I woke up with soreness on my left side from the bottom of my rib to a little down my buttocks. Didn't do anything to that area. Have possible uti?

UTI: Generally starts with painful voiding, frequency, or urgency. Then it can spread to kidney, which is in the flank toward the back. You symptoms don't fit this, so it might be something else, such as ovarian cyst or herniated disc. But there are 100's of other possibilities, so have you doctor figure it out for you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cracked rib? I have a pain in the rib area and it is sore to touch

Go see your doc: Rib fractures are painful and take a long time to heal. Go see your family doc for an xray and exam. He can offer you medication to allow you to heal and re-assure you of your diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left ribs become sore to the touch during nearly every period. The soreness lasts for a few days. What could be causing this?

Uterine tissue: There are uncommon instances where a woman has endometrial tissue (tissue inside the uterus)located outside the uterus. This tissue can sometimes be located in the lining of the lung and can bleed during a normal menstrual period. It's possible that this is causing the rib pain you are describing. ...Read more

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Hit chest on bicycle bar. No pain for a day but it's got worse over the week and is sore to touch. Are the ribs cracked?

Hit chest on bicycle bar. No pain for a day but it's got worse over the week and is sore to touch. Are the ribs cracked?

Maybe: ...but probably not. That mechanism of injury, falling forward and hitting chest, is not very likely to result in rib fracture. Your sternum protects against this. But there are many soft tissues/cartilage, etc that can be injured and I suspect this is what is causing the pain. It is a bruise and will heal with time. Use ice or heat, avoid re-injury, patience. Doubt need for NSAID. Persists? Doc! ...Read more

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What could cause soreness under right rib on flabk side. Has been sore when pressed on for months. Ct is clear?

What could cause soreness under right rib on flabk side. Has been sore when pressed on for months. Ct is clear?

For clarity, is the: Soreness internal or superficial. If it is superficial, the likely cause is musculoskeletal. If it is internal, it could be many things, but those would likely be seen by the ct. See if the pain is functional, ie it occurs after eating, positional, or occurs at a consistent time, like when you wake up. A "pain" journal might help. Discuss the findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain when I take a deep breath or stretch in back ribs. Now ribs are completely sore to touch and ache. What is it?

Many causes: In the right clinical context, pain with deep breathing can signify inflammation in the lining surrounding your lungs. Alternatively, inflammation of the muscles, bones or cartilage around your ribs could be the culprit. ...Read more

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I have soreness/pain in the outer upper breast, over the ribs, but no lump. It's left side only. What could this be? I'm 24.

I have soreness/pain in the outer upper breast, over the ribs, but no lump. It's left side only. What could this be? I'm 24.

Fibrocystic disease: Common benign condition seen in young woman but still you have to see your doctor to make sure nothing serious. ...Read more

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I have sore ribs on each side of my body, soreness under my breasts but breasts are not sore. Yesterday noticed red patch on left boob help?

I have sore ribs on each side of my body, soreness under my breasts but breasts are not sore. Yesterday noticed red patch on left boob help?

I don't think: One complaint has anything to do with the other,
Your pain may be due to large breasts! (Is this the case???) The red patch may be due to irritation by your bra????? If you have large breasts surgical reduction should be considered! Hope this helps!

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3 months ago had kidney stone lefy side removed now I have soreness not painful on both sides of upper ribs would cat scan not have seen some else too?

Yes, but...: Pain somewhere is a body signaling something not right, which is caused by some sort of undefined chemical or mechanical irritation to the local nerve-endings of fibers. Kidney-stone-related pain is one, but not all. To figure any soreness or ache or pain needs to review the their feature, degree, and progress as well as their detailed sequence of events by doctor after history and physicals. ...Read more

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I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

See a doctor: Pain in the rib cage can be due to costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the cartilage where the rib meets the sternum. If you press the spot does it hurt? If so it could be costochondritis. You mentioned a previous breast biopsy, did you have invasive breast cancer? If so all the more reason to see your doctor. ...Read more