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Doctor insights on: Upper Rib Pain When Breath Out

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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.?

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 more

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Shortness of breath and rib pain. How do I treat this?

Shortness of breath and rib pain. How do I treat this?

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 more

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25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

? costochondritis: This is an inflamation of your rib joints as they join your sternum (breast bone). Common in young women. It hurts to take a deep breath because that is when those joints move. If significant pain, youcan take Ibuprofen and use a heating pad. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?

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

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Random bruising, headaches, chest and rib pain, shortness of breath?

Random bruising, headaches, chest and rib pain, shortness of breath?

Office Visit: An office visit with your health care provider is needed to further evaluate these symptoms. ...Read more