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What Does A Sharp Pain In My Ribs Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having side pain on my right flank under my last rib. Pain is getting worst daily, feels like sharp pain, and terrible overall. Gall bladder gone.
Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.
Gall bladder pain is: Usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains ". If constipated, the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble, the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more
Sharp pain under both lower ribs, breathing hurts. Started as breast pain to right rib pain, then back spazzed out. Fatigued lately. What could it be?
Costochondritis: The description of your symptoms seems most consistent with costochondritis. This is an inflammatory condition of the cartledge of your thorax. It is aggravated with inspiration and expiration, and also by direct pressure along the sternum or just off-center from your sternum. Fatigue and or back pain are not commonly associated with this condition. It is possible this may also be fibromyalgia. ...Read more
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.
Could also be a problem from within the chest like the heart, stomach esophagus or even kidney. ...Read more
It hurts to exhale & I have a really bad sharp pain under my right side of my ribs, what does it mean?
I occasionally have bouts of throbbing/sharp pain under left rib cage, subsiding w/ time. What on earth could this mean? For about 4 years. Serious?
See a physician: Anything that's been going on for that long really should be evaluated by a physician - that is the only way to really assess if it's serious. Diagnostic possibilities include a thoracic radiculopathy, intra-abdominal pathology (i.e. Spleen, kidney), trigger point, etc. ...Read more
What does it mean if your having a sharp pain right under your ribs and feeling sick with cold sweats?
Abd pain: If you feel that way, you need to see doc and if this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to er. No telling otherwise without more history and physical exam. ...Read more
What does it mean when I get a sharp pain on my right side right on the upper part of my right side underneath my ribs not my chest my upper abdomen?
What does it mean when I have a sharp pain on the left side right under my breast bone above my rib cage?
Pain: If the pain worsens with deep breath or movement of upper chest it's likely muscular especially in younger patients without risk for heart disease. ...Read more
Pain: Fleeting pain lasting a few seconds is tough to diagnose. It is likely not related to your heart. ...Read more
Ans: Could mean many things. You are vague with your compliant best to see your doctor and have a thorough exam ...Read more
Usually muscle pain:
You are still young to have serious heart condition unless there's a strong family history of it.
Go mention to your dr the kind of chest pain you have.
Sharp chest pain which worsens with body movement, deep breathing or tender when you press on it is usually muscular or pleuritic (lining of lung is inflamed) in nature
he may recommend an ekg just to rule out underlying heart disease. ...Read more
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