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Upper Rib Pain When Breath Out
12 y/o boy, hist. Of insidious onset of sharp right lower rib pain. No trauma, and sharp pain reproduced with deep breath and going down from situp.?
Likely muscle strain: If it's affected by movement or pushing on it, it's likely muscular. Sometimes moving wrong or coughing hard can strain a rib mucle, can be quite painful, but not dangerous unless worsens, becomes short of breath, or fails to resolve within 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain: When an intercostal muscle is inflamed it often causes what you describe. On the other hand chest pain and shortness of breath is always worrisome as the same symptom can come from serious things like heart attack and pulmonary embolism. It is always prudent to get checked out by the dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?
What causes sharp rib pain on the sides/under shoulder of the middle of the back? When I sit straight up & take a deep breath, it feels like a knife
Likely muscular: But watch if not resolved within days get medical evaluation ...Read more
Rib pain. Tried rolling it out and massage, but made it worse (nerve?) . When I take a deep breath the muscles of the ribs contract sharply. Relief?
Poss Pleural Catch?: There is a condition where Pleura (lining of lungs&full of pain fibers), gets stuck between ribs on exhalation. This is painful & Massage does not help. One needs to lean to the opposite side standing(hold on!) & take deep breaths. This often will pull the pleura out and immed relieve pain. If this works, great. If not U need to see primary & poss get xray to make sure the rib structure is NL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 3 weeks I have been having rib pain in my back. I had a friend pop my back and i fell over in pain. If i take a deep breath it kills my lungs?
Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more
Have mild dextroscoliosis of thoracic spine. Feels back rib pain when i take deep breath. Is it related?Anything to worry? Please detail. 28 yr old f
Sharp chest and rib pain, sometimes abdabdominal. Family history of heart desease. Shortness of breath like i can't take a full deep breath. Help?
Office Visit: An office visit with your health care provider is needed to further evaluate these symptoms. ...Read more
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