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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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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