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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

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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I've been getting a sharp pain under my left breast which causes me not to breath properly due to the sharpness feeling like its moving across my ribs?

Chest Pain: Your symptoms are always worrisome. Of course we worry about heart problems, lung problems like pneumonia, pleurisy, and pulmonary emboli, and of course chest wall pain. Please see a physician to further clarify your health problems. ...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

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Sharp pain in my lower left side when i breath in. Below the lower tip of my left rib. Just randomly started out of nowhere. Hurts morewhenibreathdeep?

Sharp pain in my lower left side when i breath in. Below the lower tip of my left rib. Just randomly started out of nowhere. Hurts morewhenibreathdeep?

Sounds like slipped: Rib. See an osteopathic physician or a physical therapist if the problem persists. Try swimming or hanging on the pull-up bar while taking deep breaths. May help. ...Read more