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Stitch Pain In Ribs
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
Compression fracture of #1. Among other understandable pains, have "stitch" pain, above hip below rib, right side but towards back.?
Time for MRI: And consult with ortho/neuro spine surgeonGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Loose stools now constipated then loose stools again, RSP, really gassy, nausea, rib pain, back pain, it's been going on for 6 months is it IBS?
Always have gas pains, gas, bloted, abdomen pain, back pain, rib pain, stools change constipated / mushy, 5 months already is it IBS?
Very likely: Sure sound like it to me.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Symptoms include upper rib pain after cough. Should I do something about this or just let it pass?
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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