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What can u take for severe muscle pain in ribs while pregnant?

What can u take for severe muscle pain in ribs while pregnant?

See physician please: Please see your physician to determine or confirm the cause of your pain... Acetaminophen may be the only pain medication allowed... Make sure that other potential causes of severe pain have been ruled out... ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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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I just got over plurisey still dealing with the muscle pain from it and i started coughing today and heard a pop and now my ribs hurt again why?

I just got over plurisey still dealing with the muscle pain from it and i started coughing today and heard a pop and now my ribs hurt again why?

Pleuritic pain: The pain can come from several sources- muscles are between each rib and can be strained (spasm); you can affect the rib position where it meets the breast bone (or sternum) (dislocation); the connective tissue or cartilage can be inflamed where it meets with the rib; or you could have a rib fracture from the force of coughing. If the pain is intense, it might be a good idea to get a chest xray. ...Read more

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I m having pain on my upper back on the left side under my last rib. It is dull and pulsates at times. It feels like a deep pain not a bad muscle pain?

I m having pain on my upper back on the left side under my last rib. It is dull and pulsates at times. It feels like a deep pain not a bad muscle pain?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can intercostal muscles cause rib pain and discomfort in the chest. Been off going on 4mths. My job consists of twisting and very heavy lifting?

Maybe: Although no one can tell without a physical exam, this can certainly happen, and can definitely cause pain. If you can reproduce the pain by pressing on/between your ribs, that would make that a more likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain @outside corner left rib.pain if touch.if i sleep on left side it is rigid and hurts.ultrasound spleen normal.muscles or need more investigation?

Likely a muscle stra: If it hurts when you push on it, and the serious things have been ruled out, you likely pulled a muscle. If you don't have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding from your intestine. You may want to take Motrin 200mg prn for pain. ...Read more

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Rib pain/discomfort like muscle.Better by laying down, worse by sitting. Comes and goes in episodes. What can I do at home to help relieve the pain?

Rib pain/discomfort like muscle.Better by laying down,  worse by sitting. Comes and goes in episodes. What can I do at home to help relieve the pain?

Pain: You can try ibuprofen 400-600mg three or four times a day. If its rib/intercostal pain it will take weeks to go away because its hard to 'rest; it. Your Doctor can examine and see if that's the case. ...Read more

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Why is my chostochondtitis not going away. I have rib pain and muscle chest pain , and extreme fatigue . Not heart got checked out for heart .

Why is my chostochondtitis not going away. I have rib pain and muscle chest pain , and extreme fatigue . Not heart got checked out for heart .

How long?: Why it's not improving? How long ago was the diagnosis made and what was thought to be the primary cause? Examples would be overuse from cough, injury from fall, or work related. What measures have you taken for treatment and to help condition resolve? Discuss these with your primary physician and make sure the reason for continued symptoms is not something else. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more