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What Can It Be When A Child Complains Of Pain In The Ribs
9yr old thin m. One rib seems to poke out more than the other. Is definitely bone, not tissue. Child does Judo. No pain. Should we be worried?
Address next visit: It is not unusual for a thin child to have some mild asymmetry and to see a little difference on one side compared to the other. I would have his pediatrician take a look at it. Also he should have a good exam for scoliosis, early scoliosis can sometimes cause an asymmetrical appearance of the rib cage as well. Your doc will let you know if any xrays are necessary! ...Read more
Pain in chest near breast when push on rib pain in back in same area heaviness, frequent belching feels like food sticks in area carry, heavy child?
Possibly: This is potentially more likely in an infant that cannot roll over at all. In older children sleeping on one side should not make ribs develop asymmetrically as the child is up and moving all day. We are all asymmetric ...I have had success with chiropractic adjustments, massage, and craniosacral therapy resolving such asymmetry as these release fascia and muscles that can misalign the bones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: Most studies cite rates of 1 in 500 (0.2%) of the general population. ...Read more
My child is hurting with sharp pains in the lower part of her rib cage, with vomiting, what could possibly be going on?
Is it possible to bruise your ribs from coughing so much?I have had the cough for 3 weeks and lost my voice for 2 weeks.Choir child-2hrs dy
I am 10 weeks pregnant with my 2 nd child. I have pain in the middle of my tummy. Just below where my ribs are kinda pressure? What's going on?
Heart burn? : Heartburn or gallbladder disease would would be a good starting point. At 10 weeks gestation the pregnancy is too small to cause pain up there. Try some daily Nexium or Prilosec and see if that helps. Then discuss your symptoms with your doctor and see what other tests are warranted. ...Read more
Hello my boyfriend has some broken ribs and he coughed on some water and is complaining of pain in his side, will he be okay?
Yes: Broken ribs are certainly very painful especially in the first few weeks. Coughing or anything else which causes them to move will elicit pain. He will be alright. ...Read more
Complaining of some pain in her rib area when breathing that happens now and again and has been happening for a few years? Any ideas
Skelatan: At your age it is unlikely anything serious. It is not uncommon for young people to have sharp chest pain that lasts for several seconds or more. Usually worse with deep breath and resolves as fast as it comes. However if you have other symptoms such as dizziness or shortness of breath you should see your doctor. ...Read more
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