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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 rib hurts from walking?

What does it mean if your rib hurts from walking?

Rib hurts walk: Can mean many things. In a male smoker your age could be cancer of the lung gone to your rib. If not a smoker no worries unless you forgot to mention you worked with asbestos. Could be a blood clot if had B4. You see your history is important before I can make an estimate of what you have.

Did you fall on rib?

i suspect you have stained rib walking running falling lifting most likely. ...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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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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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 my rib and collarbone hurt when I breathe?

Muscle pain ?: Assuming you didn't have any trauma, cough, shortness of breath, fever......, then possibly its musculoskeletal pain. Try hotshowers and Aleve (naproxen) ( twice a day) for few days, if not improved , you may need to see a doctor, to be examined and may be have an x-ray done.Don't wait too long ...Read more

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The top of my rib cages hurt and causing me to vomit, what does this mean?

The top of my rib cages hurt and causing me to vomit, what does this mean?

More info : More information is required and an examination is needed before we could diagnose the issue. You may need a chest X Ray as well. There could be many causes of chest pain and appropriate investigations are required before a treatment plan can be suggested. ...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

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What does it mean when you have an upset stomach always and your ribs hurt?

Lots of reasons...: Have you undergone testing to rule out gastric disease or to assess the flexures of the large bowel? Do you have underlying irritable bowel syndrome? Is your distress worsened or improved by meals, activity, deep breathing, palpation of ribs? Have you suffered any physical trauma recently to the area? What medications have been tried, ; which have helped? Possibilities of pregnancy, asthma, more? ...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 Does It Mean When My Side Or My Ribs Hurt When I Run Or Walk?? It Comes A Lot And Then Stops The Next Day.

What Does It Mean When My Side Or My Ribs Hurt When I Run Or Walk?? It Comes A Lot And Then Stops The Next Day.

"Side stitch": At 19, your symptoms are most likely muscular in origin. The old term for this was a "side stitch". Try warming up before you exercise and avoid extremes of exertion and it should hopefully improve. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your boobs, rib cage hurts and upper back hurts?

What does it mean when your boobs, rib cage hurts and upper back hurts?

Chest pain: If your chest pain is a heavy, pressure type of sensation, you need to urgently see a physician for a cardiac evaluation. Other potential causes of chest/back pain include lung problems, spinal pathology, and vascular problems (i.e. Aortic aneurysm. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it means when the right side of your stomach hurts near your rib area when you laugh or lay on your right side?

What does it means when the right side of your stomach hurts near your rib area when you laugh or lay on your right side?

Lots of things: There are a variety of things that could cause pain in the area you describe. It could be in your bones or muscle. It could be gallbladder or liver. It could just be gas passing through your large intestine. My advice is to see a doctor if the pain persist or gets worse. ...Read more

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