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What does it mean if your upper right rib hurts when you breathe in and lean forward?

What does it mean if your upper right rib hurts when you breathe in and lean forward?

Breathing rib pain: In the absence of trauma or injury it could mean several things such as a injured lung (spontaneous pneumothorax) or irritation of the lining of the chest (pleurisy) due to infection or inflammation, or costochondritis. ...Read more

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My upper right rib hurts what does that mean ?

My upper right rib hurts what does that mean ?

Doctor can evaluate: Up there are the ribs, the shoulder blade, the collar bone, the upper spine... All are connected and any of the connections can get inflamed and hurt. Other things are in the area too, such as the top of the lung, the nerves and blood vessels running next to the neck, etc... Sometimes, after evaluating, the doctor will order an x-ray. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your upper rib cage hurts when you touch it?

What does it mean if your upper rib cage hurts when you touch it?

Need to diagnose: Most likely an inflammatory condition called costochondritis. If there was trauma consider fracture or dislocation the xray shown is a fracture dislocation of the ankle. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your ribs and back hurt bad?

Depends. : Those can be from a host of reasons. You should be examined by a doctor to figure out what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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It hurts to exhale & I have a really bad sharp pain under my right side of my ribs, what does it mean?

It hurts to exhale & I have a really bad sharp pain under my right side of my ribs, what does it mean?

Right ribs pain: Several things come to mind, from costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs), cardiac, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, respiratory, psychogenic, to herpes zoster, to drug abuse. Consult your physician for a workup. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you cough and makes your ribs and chest hurts?

What does it mean when you cough and makes your ribs and chest hurts?

Musculoskeletal...: The discomfort you are experiencing is likely musculoskeletal in nature. There are muscles, cartilage, bones, etc that make up your chest wall. These structures can become strained/inflamed with continued coughing. You need to have this cough diagnosed and treated by your doctor. Possible etiologies for this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or combination of these. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you take a deep breath and you hurt behind your ribs on the left side?

Sounds like: Pain due to slipped rib syndrome or rib dysfunction, or costochondritis. Try some otc ibuprophen for a few days and see your doctor for physical exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the first initial signs if cirrhosis? What does it mean when it hurts near your ribs?

What are the first initial signs if cirrhosis? What does it mean when it hurts near your ribs?

It depends: Most cirrhosis begins and progresses without any apparent signs or symptoms. If you are having pain in the area of your liver, it might be because of inflammation within the liver, gall bladder, intestines, etc. If pain persists definitely have it checked out. ...Read more