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I had my period but my breasts are sore and there is visible blue veins on my chest, what might be the cause?

I had my period but my breasts are sore and there is visible blue veins on my chest, what might be the cause?

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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I have very sore left side chest. Sore to breath (pain seems beneath my left chest and coughing up black phlem. ( non smoker )?

I have very sore left side chest. Sore to breath (pain seems beneath my left chest and coughing up black phlem. ( non smoker )?

Need more info: Please go and see a doctor. The number of potential serious causes which could explain these signs and symptoms is relatively limited but will require a detailed history and physical along with some lab or radiological testing. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Yesterday I started feeling really sick out of the blue HA, runny nose, and cough. Also my chest is so sore to touch it. I feel horrible. Advice pleas?

Yesterday I started feeling really sick out of the blue HA, runny nose, and cough. Also my chest is so sore to touch it. I feel horrible. Advice pleas?

Viral?: Sounds like a viral infection but if you started spitting up a lot of dark brown /green sputum especially with a fever of >102, then pneumonia needs to be ruled out. See doctor if not better in a few days or symptoms become more severe. ...Read more

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When i press on my right side by my ribs it tender and sore what is it?

When i press on  my right side by my ribs it tender and sore what is it?

No short answer: Probably muscular strain. You may have twisted wrong or coughed or sneezed hard. Also going to sleep in a chair can cause you to lean over the arm & injure the muscles. Sometimes sleeping on your side on your arm will cause tenderness. The treatment i like best is heat, hot shower, hot bath, or more often heating pad to the area for 15+ minutes 4 times a day when you can. Do not burn yourself. ...Read more

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I hve a pain underneath my ribs on my left its going on for 2weeks nw it is very sore i can barely move what can it be i treated 4muscle pain stil sor?

I hve a pain underneath my ribs on my left its going on for 2weeks nw it is very sore i can barely move what can it be i treated 4muscle pain stil sor?

Injury?: Did you injure yourself? Need a little better history like does it hurt with taking in a deep breathe? Time to see your foctor for evaluation for has been going on for to long ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left side of my rib and it's sore what could it be?

I have a lump under my left side of my rib and it's sore what could it be?

Lump By Rib: Such lumps have to diagnosed by doing a clinical examination because the consistency and the margins of the lump felt on palpation itself help to diagnose it. Some possibilities are lipoma , large sebaceous cyst, fibroma etc. The pain in the bump indicates that it may be infected. Please check this out with your gp. Further treatment would depend on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is my left rib cage sore and swollen?

Why is my left rib cage sore and swollen?

Muscle vs bone : Could be muscle (intercostal) vs internal organ... If persistent, probably need to see primary care doctor for work up. ...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 rib cage is sore with no bruising what could it ne?

My rib cage is sore with no bruising what could it ne?

See below: The rib joints can becom inflamed just like any other joint. Warm soaks and drugs like Ibuprofen seem to work best. ...Read more

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Will the right ribs feel sore if you have an enlarged liver?

Will the right ribs feel sore if you have an enlarged liver?

Possibly: Pain could injury , intercostal muscles, ligaments that support the rib cage and costochondritis inflammation of anterior rib. Cholecystitis, gall bladder inflammation /infection is characterized by pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen can refer pain to rib cage. Enlarged liver can cause discomfort and fullness in the right (anterior) upper quadrant of the abdomen, under ribs. See Dr. ...Read more

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Sore ribs, and sharp pain in ribs when inhaling. Could there be a break somewhere?

Sore ribs, and sharp pain in ribs when inhaling. Could there be a break somewhere?

Possibly: Have you been injured? If not, then it could be pleurisy or a pulled muscle. ...Read more

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Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture. ...Read more

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I have a lot of soreness on my ribs?

Many possibilities: Ribs may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold & cough symptoms), jogging/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... If symptoms don't go away quickly, one must visit a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my rib on the left side sometimes sore?

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...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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Why would it be sore to push in under left rib? Seems close or on left rib.

Bruise?: This may be a mild trauma but if it does not resolve within 7-10 days, you should see your physician. In the meantime, ice and nsaids along with arnica cream and oral tablets may help. ...Read more

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I have a soreness under my left rib when I lean to the right or stretch what could this be?

Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching around my rib area with some soreness usually around rib case that eventually goes away!

I have been experiencing itching around my rib area with some soreness usually around rib case that eventually goes away!

POSSIBLE shingles: Is the itching on one side only? Do you have a rash? Please see your doc. You may also be low on vitamin B 12 if the itching is bi-lateral. If you supplement w/B 12 please take sublingual, not to type you swallow directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Last few days have had extreme soreness at the base of rib cage when I wake up. Goes away within a few hours each day. What would cause?

Last few days have had extreme soreness at the base of rib cage when I wake up. Goes away within a few hours each day. What would cause?

Musculoskeletal: The fact that the pain gets better on its own after a while, speaks to muscle-bone pain that abates. Since it is noticeable after awakening, perhaps you should try changing the position you sleep in and see if that helps. Is the pain on one side of rib cage, then sleep on other side or try sleeping on your stomach. ...Read more

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How long should a broken rib be sore for?

How long should a broken rib be sore for?

4-6 weeks: Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Bottom row ribs staying sore. Lefthand side.

Sore ribs : Sprain, contusion, pathological fracture, chostochondritis, or an internal problem. If persisting more than 2-3 weeks and not improving, see your doctor for an examine and x-ray to start with. ...Read more

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Both sides under ribs are sore. What can I do?

Both sides under ribs are sore. What can I do?

Cannot say in your: particular case, BUT. it usually is a soreness in the lung/diaphram or upper abdomen. If you KNOW what you did to strain it (blowing up all the balloons for a party, hookah party, too much dancing at a party... various other party-related strains) then, aspirin and no partying. Otherwise examination of the lungs is a good idea. ...Read more

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Could a bad gallbladder cause soreness up under right rib?

Could a bad gallbladder cause soreness up under right rib?

Yes: The gallbladder often causes pain under the right ribs, breast bone and radiates to the back. ...Read more

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