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What Does It Mean When Your Rib Cage Hurts
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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
Stomach pain: In the upper "stomach" is the stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas. You have muscles that stand between these internal organs and skin. If you contract your muscles, press on them, and it hurts then the pain is likely muscular.If you relax the muscles, press on them, and it hurts it is probably something internal likely related to your stomach if center, gb/liver on right, spleen on left. ...Read more
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
The Diaphragm: The diaphragm is the large muscle that sits at the top of the abdomen that contracts to keep your lungs breathing. Spasms of this muscle can be very painful. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THER IS A MUSCLE: That suddenly tightens up when you sneeze. ...Read more
Rib pain: It means you should get checked to see what is wrong. ...Read more
Pain messages: Pain can, ironically, be a good thing. It usually means something is wrong. Unfortunately it does not come with its own interpreter, and figuring out what is causing this, requires a medical consultation and exam. Stomach aches are common, but pain on simple palpitation suggests something more serious, so listen to the pain's message: "see your doctor asap!" good luck. ...Read more
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