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Symptoms Of Cracked Rib In Back
What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?
Chronic lower left back pain. Sudden onset of pain in confide area below the ribs and left of spine. Could this be kidney related?
What would cause one sharp deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain.
Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.
Chest wall pain: Hi, if this chest pain is not brought on by exertion (walking, running, exercise) and is there all the time with movement of your torso or pushing on a specific spot with your finger, it is most likely a chest wall pain/costochondritis. Consider warm or cold compress, and taking ibuprofen like medication may help. ...Read more
Upper back pain/gas: Can be gas/constipation or reflux. Other possibilities , musculoskeletal, myoplasma infection, or depending on whether right or left are gallbladder rarely may be pancreatitic (cyst , pancreatitis) but pain is usually very severe, or spleen if recent severe trauma.At age 35 would check risk factors ( HTN, DM, lipids) for cardiac issues ...Read more
Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.
Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more
What could cause pain in the right shoulder, pain beneath the right ribs at the front of my body, and difficulty breathing?
Shoulder pain: Unsure of pain loco. 2 pains or one? Difficulty breathing is a reason to be examined by a doc and x-ray. Point of shoulder could be tendinitis. Medial to this is breast and lung. Occasional sharp lung pain with breathing, is from sticking of the lung lining called pleura and is transient not worth an exam unless persistent. A rarer rib problem can be seen in a plain X-ray. ...Read more
Yes: Same mechanism can affect the pectoral muscle..... ...Read more
Pleuritic Chest Pain: Inflammation :of Lung and covering of Lungs called Pleura occurs mainly due to Viral infection any chest wall movement like Taking deep Breath/ Coughing/laughing can cause pain in certain part of chest. Infection: Bronchitis causing muscle pull from repeated coughing lead to localized chest pain Trauma: Fall or injury to can cause pain while pressing or coughing to a localized area ...Read more
Can a knot in the upper left back (roughly chest high) cause tightness and pain in the center of the chest, worsened by motion/deep inhalations?
Doctor can evaluate: A "knot in the upper left back" means different things to different people. It can mean a cyst or other lump in the skin, it can be a growth of the bone, it can be a mass arising from the muscle, etc... So, an exam by a doctor will be needed. If the "knot" is connected or related to something deeper in the rib cage or inside the chest, then it may be related to the described symptoms. ...Read more
What could be preventing my rib cage from expanding fully. I have symptoms of GERD (mucus in throat)/asthma. Tons of knots and back pain. Fatigued...
Pain in left shoulder blade, fatty stool, pain under left rib cage that goes around to back and pain in back of thighs and have period. Related?
Stm shldr, thgh pain: May be but more likely2 processes. Shoulder left rib pain could be from stomach , gastritis with or without H pylori, food intolerance ( fatty stool) or pancreas which is also associated with fatty stool . Check h pylori and lipase/ amylase. Rarely diverticulitis though usually that is lower abd .Thigh pain could be sequela of abd dysfx or related to period. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, compression fracture or nerve entrapment). Based on age and other risk factors it rarely could be a manifestation of underlying heart or lung disease. Talk to your PCP for a Neck- Thoracic spine X-ray and ECG. ...Read more
Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?
Yes possibly but: other causes should be explored. Pain in the areas you mention could be referred from structures in the anterior mediastinum (upper front part of chest), esophagus (GERD), heart, or upper lungs. Without a hands-on physical exam, proper history and possibly testing it would be impossible to narrow it down just based on areas of pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 20 old. I suffer from chest pain especially needles tingling in the left side of chest and the pain spread up the back and tip of left hand.
Uncertain...: it's unlikely did 20 that you have any serious problem. Perhaps you did some activity that irritated a shoulder or nerves. If the problem continues you should see a doctor to make sure that there is not a serious problem. ...Read more
I have 2 of woman heart attack symptoms, pain in the middle of my chest and pain in the neck and jaw. Could this be some other cause?
Simple answer: This may be too simple but pain along your ribs is the first sign. Then go see a doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more
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
Fell down my stairs, step hit my back, wind was knocked out of me, lower back on left side, painful to touch the ribs there. Did I crack a rib?
I have right side upper chest or back pain can't tell where it is it's constant and worsens when I move I'm thinking a rib is cracked or something?
Your symptoms are: most likely musculoskeletal but could also be pulmonary or vascular or neurological. If they persist it would be important to see a health care provider for evaluation and avoid potentially serious consequences. ...Read more
What can you do for cracked or broken ribs? My husband fell off a ladder last week and injured his back, neck, and ribs. Last night he was rolling over in bed and feels that he broke or cracked his ribs. He said it is really bad.
Exam & X-ray: Unusual, but if there was a flaw in the rib- cyst or some other weakness it may be possible. Broken ribs have happened with coughing! sometimes we can feel a callous or rough spot or movement. Generall, x-ray of the chest and some specific rib films will solve the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rib fracture: Anything is possible. However, this is very rare. ...Read more
I have a small pneumothorax from a cracked rib from hockey on Mar 17.. the lung is almost back to normal... can I fly to Denver on April 4th?
Best to follow up: Best to follow up with doctor who has been managing the pneumothorax. Medical clearance for flying should come from that physician. ...Read more
How to tell if I cracked a rib, or just injured a muscle in center of mid back, below shoulder blades? Pain when bending but not if stationary.
Get an x-ray: An x-ray would be necessary to diagnose a fractured rib. Usually a fractured rib would be painful with movement, deep breathing or coughing. It would also be tender on feeling it. The center of the back would be an unusual location for a rib fracture--it should be off to one side or the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ymy rib feels really sore almost like cracked. Had no trauma. It hurts to move period. And sends a sharp pain in my back to my pelvic.
Well, did you : Recently have a lot of coughing? You could have a muscle strain. Try aleve (naproxen) if no contraindications but as always see a doc for fever, getting worse, etc. If the pain starts there and is happening from the ribs it is pain control but don't want to mislead if i haven't examined. ...Read more
What's the home treatment for a cracked lower rib near the backbone?No insurance, certain there's not much a doctor can do for it. No bruising @ 34hr?
Cracked rib: Time will heal it, for pain, analgesics, ice or heat will help. ...Read more
Hurt rib 3d ago box. Got X-r, nothing, ER said maybe crack. Back pain near spine lowest ribs, yesterday receded for 6 hours after popping sound, now pain again started during laying in bed. Is it dislocated, treatment?
what you are describing is pretty "classical" for subluxing (partial dislocating) ribs at the posterior cartilage connection with your spine..
UNFORTUNATELY you cannot "splint" your chest (you need to breathe / cough.. If the pain is severe an injection may be helpful!
Consult your PCP (Primary Care Provider =) for hands on diagnosis and treatment!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
We assume my partner has cracked a rib as he feels a popping when he breathes in and out and has chest pain after some heavy lifting and a violent sneeze, his back is also aching is this normal? Shall we get an X-ray done? Or see our gp?
I have a pain in my chest which is worse when i press on it above my right breast and in same place in back? Dont think I've cracked anything? Stress?
Maybe stress: Mental stress can cause aches and pains, and it can also make us notice "real" aches and pains more. It's impossible to know the root cause over the internet, it could be a muscle strain, bruised rib, etc. If it doesn't get better soon, please see a doctor in person. You could also try aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetominophen (tylenol) to see if that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Months of right upper back tightness. Right upper chest tightness as well. Feels like it needs to crack but doesn't. What could this be??
See doctor: This could be almost anything. I recommend a physical examination. Your physician might want to do a chest x-ray. If your doctor doesn't find anything serious, a chiropractor might be of some use. ...Read more
I have discoloration on my chest, neck, back, and the beginning of my butt crack , how can I make it lighter or make it go away , my doctor said its fungis?
cardiac is fine, chest pain for two months now. weight on chest and back, chest cracks, back crack, stinging/dull ache when breathing in deeply/ not?
How do you know?: The doc who declared Cardiac is fine, can lend a helping hand and rule out other causes. A thorough history and physical are the first steps. From what limited information you gave it's very difficult to conclude anything. In the meantime, if you're not allergic and your kidneys are fine I would suggest you take some Aleve (naproxen). ...Read more
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