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What can cause a sharp pain in my rib area whenever I breath ?

What can cause a sharp pain in my rib area whenever I breath ?

Pleurisy: Your description really sounds like you have pleurisy. Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs after a viral or bacterial infection. It usually responds well to anti inflammatory treatment and time. Occassionally other sources of pain with breathing include fractured ribs and collapse of the lung (known as a pneumothorax) or inflammation of the rib cage (costrachondritis). ...Read more

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What could cause a sharp pain in the back of ribs when breath deeply or straighten back or lay on it? No shortness of breath but fair amount of pain

What could cause a sharp pain in the back of ribs when breath deeply or straighten back or lay on it? No shortness of breath but fair amount of pain

Maybe pleurisy: What you describe sounds like it could be pleurisy which has many causes, some of which can be serious. There are other possibilities including a problem with the rib itself. These all warrant a visit with a local doctor to examine you and potentially do some further testing. ...Read more

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Whenever i take a deep breath, i get a really sharp pain in my back between my shoulder blades. And a little pain in the center of my chest.

Whenever i take a deep breath, i get a really sharp pain in my back between my shoulder blades. And a little pain in the center of my chest.

Chest pain: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. This could simply be musculoskeletal or pleuritic, that is inflammation of lining of lung or other referred pain. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain throughout chest and abdomen when i take deep breaths?

What causes sharp pain throughout chest and abdomen when i take deep breaths?

Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see your doctor for exam and treatment options. It could also be inflammation of lung lining or other lung problems. ...Read more

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Turn my head l & r (normal speed) & I get a sharp pain on the r side of my chest. Pain remains w/ deep breaths. 2days now. What can cause this pain?

Turn my head l & r (normal speed) & I get a sharp pain on the r side of my chest. Pain remains w/ deep breaths. 2days now. What can cause this pain?

Chest wall: The behavior of pain appears to be related to motion, i.e., neck movement and breathing. Pleuritic pain is elicited by breathing. But your pain also comes on with turning your head right and left. Anything related to chest wall most likely leads to your symptoms. Please see a physician if this persists. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain in my chest (xiphoid?) only when sneezing. Coughing or deep breaths cause nothing/very minor discomfort. What may be the problem?

Muscle strain: Greetings. The xiphoid is a location for muscle attachments and it sounds like you may have strained one in this area. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Chronic radial artery occlusion. Have been having shortness of breath and sharp pain. In mmiddle of chest. What could be cause?

Chronic radial artery occlusion.  Have been having shortness of breath and sharp pain. In mmiddle of chest.  What could be cause?

IT DOES NOT MATTER!!: What causes it or if the radial artery has anything to do with this if you are short of breath and have sharp pain in your chest call your doctor or go to the emergency room if you can't see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i take a deep breath ill get a sharp pain in my rib cage it's hurts really bad almost were i don't wanna take any more deep breaths?

Sometimes when i take a deep breath ill get a sharp pain in my rib cage it's hurts really bad almost were i don't wanna take any more deep breaths?

Hmmm: If you are having shorteness of breath then go to a doctor right away. If not then may be costo chronditis. Try Ibuprofen for a few days and if not improved go see a physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left should and ribs get worse when move and breath in what could it be?

Pleuritic pain: The type of pain you describe is called "pleuritic chest pain" it can be caused by a variety of conditions, most of which are not serious. I would recommend you get examined and obtain a chest x-ray, as some of the causes do require prompt treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain below my back. Just below my ribs. It hurts when i breath. What can it be?

SHARP PAIN: You need a chest x-ray to find out the cause. It can be a lung problem since it hurts when you breath like air or collapse lung. Pls see md. ...Read more