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My boyfriend hugged me to tight and my ribs have been hurting and popping for over a year, do I get it checked?

My boyfriend hugged me to tight and my ribs have been hurting and popping for over a year, do I get it checked?

YES.: One year of pain following an injury, even one caused by an overly strong hug, justifies medical evaluation. I know that getting an appointment can often take a while, so, the sooner you make the call, the better. BTW, I hope your BF wasn't trying to hurt you. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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My hands feel tight and my ribs feel tight. What could be the problem?

My hands feel tight and my ribs feel  tight. What could be the problem?

Inflammation/anxiety: Stiff fingers/hands can be primarily due to rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are other possible causes which may include injury in the finger joints or peripheral neuropathy. You may also have costochondritis, when your ribs get inflamed at the junction with the breast bone. Anxiety and sometime panic attacks can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I just want to find out why this is. From yesterday I got pain on the tight side under my ribs. It only hurts when I walk.

Not sure: Without an exam and history it is tough to truly diagnose you. With no apparent injury, you may have a simple muscle strain. If your symptoms worsen, see the Dr. ...Read more

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It feels tight under my right rib cage above my hip bone, no pain when I touched it, not really a lump just hard area maybe muscle hopefully.

It feels tight under my right rib cage above my hip bone, no pain when I touched it, not really a lump just hard area maybe muscle hopefully.

Hopefully: this condition will be examined, I could not begin to guess; however,it might be muscular; however, requires an examination- asap. ...Read more

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How to tell why i always feel tightness and pain around my ribs and have trouble breathing?

Pain: There are multiple possibilities. Seeing your physician can rule out serious causes of the symptoms. ...Read more

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It has been almost 1.5 month since I was diagnosed with viral fever. Recently i start feeling tightness on my lower left rib through my stomach.

It has been almost 1.5 month since I was diagnosed with viral fever. Recently i start feeling tightness on my lower left rib through my stomach.

R/O PLEURITIS : PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms . Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a tightness in my upper right rib cage that is very uncomfortable..Also, my mouth and tongue burn 24/7..Could you comment on these symptoms?

I have a tightness in my upper right rib cage that is very uncomfortable..Also, my mouth and tongue burn 24/7..Could you comment on these symptoms?

Rib pain could: Be musculoskeletal, heart or lung related. The burning of the tongue and mouth could be from dryness or acid reflux. See ur dr asap for any concerns. If it's squeezing or pressure like chest pain, go to the er right away.Ur ms may contribute to ur symptoms. God bless u! http://www.Healthline.Com/health/multiple-sclerosis/going-herbal-vitamins-and-supplements-for-multiple-sclerosis. ...Read more

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Right side rib cage feels like it protrudes more than the left. Tightness between my right side rib cage and hip bone. Bloating feeling after eating?

Right side rib cage feels like it protrudes more than the left. Tightness between my right side rib cage and hip bone. Bloating feeling after eating?

?scoliosis: If you have a curvature of the spine , as we get older this can affect the rib cage and give the visual impression that the ribs are uneven and protruding. Please see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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I am having piercing pains and tightness widespread from my ribs all the way aroud to my stomach. I get dizzy and have massive headaches on the left side mostly . What coud this be?

I am having piercing pains and tightness widespread from my ribs all the way aroud to my stomach. I get dizzy and have massive headaches on the left side mostly . What coud this be?

Go see a doctor: more info is needed: your age, your health history, your duration of symptoms. What you have tried for relief. Pain daily, several times a day, or constant? Your occupation. Any mess you take. The chest symptoms could be costochondritis . But more history and a physical are indicated for you. ...Read more

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Woke up with extreme pain and tightness in my upper left side ribs. I couldn't even lay on it, it hurt so badly. What's causing this?

Strained intercostal: Sometimes we get in strange positions when we sleep and can strain the muscles that run between our ribs. If it goes away, nothing to worry about. If it doesn't improve or gets worse, be evaluated. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest,sometimes my left rib cage feels tight, gas problems,loss of appetite,nausea. My blood and urine tests came normal. Anxiety?

Tightness in chest,sometimes my left rib cage feels tight, gas problems,loss of appetite,nausea. My blood  and urine tests came normal. Anxiety?

May be: You may be depressed. It would be prudent to consult your doctor, because if it is due to depression, there are effective treatments for this illness. Depression is not a moral failing, just a chemical imbalance in the brain.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Can you break a rib with a.Tight squeeze around chest?

Can you break a rib with a.Tight squeeze around chest?

Possibly: You can break a rib doing a number of things! get an evaluation to determine if it is broken and take the proper precautions to allow proper healing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left side right underneath rib cage hurts. Getting tight pains and feels like its tearing?

Muscle strain?: I would have it looked at asap you may have a pulled or strained muscle, or even a torn muscle, possible broken rib, get it looked at to determine what it is and the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Tight feeling under right rib at the bottom of my rib and pain in one spot of my lowe back left side?

See your doctor: Could be several things, the most common of which in a 24yo is musculo-skeletal strains. If this has persisted for a few days without obvious cause, then see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of feeling pain/tightness down below your rib cage? It's more of tightness than pain though.

What are the possible causes of feeling pain/tightness down below your rib cage?  It's more of tightness than pain though.

Many causes: Tightness in the chest area can be a sign of a heart attack. If this persists, then you may want to go see a doctor asap. Urgent care or er. Other causes could be muscle soreness, gastrointestinal issues or lung issues. Please have your md evaluate you. ...Read more