Top
30
Doctor insights on: Stitch Pain In Ribs

Share
1

1
Sharp like stitch pain under ribs towards side feel more when sat and expand chest and arching back causes pain in area mimic pain when touch ok stood?

Sharp like stitch pain under ribs towards side feel more when sat and expand chest and arching back causes pain in area mimic pain when touch ok stood?

See your Doc: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more

3

3
Stitch like pain below my left ribs. What could this be?

Stitch like pain below my left ribs. What could this be?

Many causes!: There are many causes, some more common than others. Nonetheless, without specifics regarding pain, such location, time of day, what brings it on, etc., no answer can be given. You need to see your doctor regarding this one. A thorough hx, and physical, together with indicated tests will help define your pain! ...Read more

4

4
I have a stitch like pain in my right rib. It can be sharp with certain movement. I woke up with it yesterday. It hurts when I lay on my stomach.?

I have a stitch like pain in my right rib. It can be sharp with certain movement. I woke up with it yesterday. It hurts when I lay on my stomach.?

Chest pain: Sounds like a muscular problem, if it persists and gets worse and isn't relieved with Anti Inflammatories, I would get this checked out as soon as possible. See your PCP ...Read more

8

8
Can doing yoga cause rib pain?

Can doing yoga cause rib pain?

Yoga: If the yoga position causes stretch on the rib cage, pain may result. ...Read more

9

9
What can cause right neck & rib pain?

Neck and rib pain: Nerve pain from the neck, particularly the C6 level. Also muscle pain from muscles that attach to scapula and neck. ...Read more

10

10
How can I cope with rib pain from wrestling?

Be examined: Given your sport (wrestling) and the potential for rib injuries including fractures, you should be examined by a sports medicine physician and x-rays may be considered. They can give medications / pain patches to manage the pain also. There are over the counter pain patches from your local pharmacy that can be used in the meantime. ...Read more

11

11
Help! What could be causing my chest/rib pain?

Too little info: Since you are 41yo, any chest pain should be investigated even. See your doctor. ...Read more

12

12
Help please? What is causing my chest/rib pain?

Chest pain: There are many causes for chest pain. It is difficult to diagnose without full history and physical exam. You need a face to face appointment with your physician. ...Read more

13

13
What causes rib pain in fibromyalgia and how can I treat it?

What causes rib pain in fibromyalgia and how can I treat it?

Good question: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. The exact cause of the pain is not always clear. People with fibromyalgia have pain at a lower threshold than people who don't have fibromyalgia. This means they feel pain at a much less intensified stimulus. The pain appears to be related to muscle tone and conditioning, pain perception less attenuatef because of lack of sleep and exercise increase brain activity. ...Read more

14

14
My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

16

16
Symptoms include upper rib pain after cough. Should I do something about this or just let it pass?

Symptoms include upper rib pain after cough. Should I do something about this or just let it pass?

Depends: Do you have fever? Do you cough up discolored phlegm? Has this been going on > 1 week? Are you short of breath? Do you have 1 swollen leg? Recent surgery or fracture? Diabetes? Prolonged travel? If the answer to any of these is "yes", you should see your doctor. ...Read more

17

17
I have a stitch like pain in my right back, just at the bottom of my ribs. I have had it for a few days.

I have a stitch like pain in my right back, just at the bottom of my ribs. I have had it for a few days.

Few possibilities: This type of pain could be caused by several things. 1. Muscle spasm, 2. Kidney stone or infection, 3. Referred pain from gallbladder/gall stone or other. If the pain is intermittent and not severe, it's more likely to be caused by a muscle spasm. If the pain is severe, if you have fever, urinary or gastrointestinal symptoms associated with it, I'd suggest getting in to see your PCP for an eval. ...Read more

18

18
25 yr old female. Is it possible to have chest and rib pain (front and back) two weeks after shoveling a lot of snow?

Yes: This may be an intercostal strain, which is a muscle between the ribs. These can take several weeks to heal. Of course, there are several other possible causes, both orthopedic and non-orthopedic. If persistent and worrisome, it would be worthwhile to consult with a physician. ...Read more

19

19
I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?

I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever I breathe out. Have any suggestions?

Costo-chondritis: You may have costo-chondritis. The ribs come together at the end and join with a cartilage joint. Sometimes this joint is pulled apart or injured. It pops and is painful. Treat with anti- inflammatories and or cortisone injections. Rest is good too. ...Read more

20

20
I have sharp rib pain on either side. It comes at random and it's now happening and I can't move my upper body. What's happening? What is it?

I have sharp rib pain on either side. It comes at random and it's now happening and I can't move my upper body. What's happening? What is it?

Rib pain: The symptom you describe does not sound related to a cardiac problem. The pain could be related to a musculoskeletal inflammation and may improve with rest and/or antiinflammatories (Tylenol (acetaminophen) etc.)If you have cardiac risk factors and the symptoms persist you may want a formal evaluation by your primary care doctor or cardiologist. ...Read more

21

21
I have had cronic rib pain for a couple years now. What is it. I also have troubl going to the bathroom every day but im not sure if that's related?

I have had cronic rib pain for a couple years now. What is it. I also have troubl going to the bathroom every day but im not sure if that's related?

Unrelated: Chronic rib pain uncommon. Needs more work up to know. Could be damage to cartilage at end of rib, old boney injury, growth on rib or occasionally muscles between ribs. Very unlikely connected to constipation. Try increasing fiber in diet or supplement and taking stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more

23

23
Right rib pain?

Right rib pain?

Rib pain: There are several potential causes of pain in this location. The most common causes are probably strain of the muscles between the ribs or of the cartilage joints connecting the ribs to the sternum. This can be caused, typically, by heavy lifting or other vigorous physical activity. Most of the time, if this is all that is going on, it will respond to standard anti inflammatory medications within ...Read more

24

24
What can cause rib pain?

What can cause rib pain?

Costochondritis: Referred pain
costochondritis
pneumonia
pleurisy
tuberculosis
chest pain from heart disease
asbestosis or mesothelioma
lymphoma, myeloma
whooping cough
shingles is rib pain
occasional panic attacks
and there are more than that. ...Read more

25

25
What causes dull rib pain?

What causes dull rib pain?

Many causes: Unable to answer without more info such as duration of symptoms, history of trauma, what makes it better /worse, location of pain, etc. Probably worth having it checked out by a physician if it persists. ...Read more

26

26
What cause right side rib pain?

What cause right side rib pain?

Several possibilitie: Trauma, bruise, exercise, coughing, stress fracture, costochondritis, can all cause pain that should get better over several weeks. Shingles, other infections, and rheumatic diseases can cause pain that may be more chronic. Ask your provider. Rib films are rarely helpful. Cancer and myeloma can cause pain of course, but you would probably already know. There are other benign bone tumors etc. ...Read more

27

27
What can cause severe rib pain?

What can cause severe rib pain?

Many things: Trauma and arthritis/rheumatism are the 2 most common. Costochondritis (in the front), referred pain from the spine (in the back) are common forms of musculoskeletal pain in the ribs. There are other more serious causes such as infection or neoplasm so a good medical evaluation is indicated if it is persistent. ...Read more

28

28
Sudden rib pain for about a week now?

Sudden rib pain for about a week now?

Costrochondritis: It is common for the area in the ribcage where bone meets the cartilage to have some inflammation. This can be from an injury or just sleeping on it wrong. Ice the area and take some antiinflammatories as that should help. ...Read more

29

29
I rib pain constantly, what could it be?

Need more info: B more specific. All ribs or just 1 specific area. @ ur age I would b cn by a physician specialized in lung ; respiratory disease. ...Read more

30

30
What could be causing my back and rib pain?

Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more