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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When Your Ribs Are Sore

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Had unprotected sex. My left rib cage and abdomen are sore. Been eating a lot more. Tired. What does this mean?

Had unprotected sex. My left rib cage and abdomen are sore. Been eating a lot more. Tired. What does this mean?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Schedule a visit to evaluate your rib pain.

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Had chest pain and sore arms/ hard2 breathe chiro said I have 3 ribs out and my rib cage was twisted. What does that mean & how can I help it at home?

Had chest pain and sore arms/ hard2 breathe chiro said I have 3 ribs out and my rib cage was twisted. What does that mean & how can I help it at home?

Diagnosis: Those are not medical diagnoses - it's unclear what, if anything, is really wrong with your rib cage or what the cause of your chest pain might be. May I gently suggest that you see a medical doctor?

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What does it mean when the left side of a woman's chest is sore?

What does it mean when the left side of a woman's chest is sore?

Fibrocystic disease: The most common causes are: fibrocystic breast disease (benign cysts in the breast under hormonal influence) and myofascial syndrome which includes fibromyalgia and costochondritis (sore muscles, joints, and connective tissues of the chest wall).

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Pronounced veins in chest and armpits are sore. What does this mean?

Pronounced veins in chest and armpits are sore. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: But any time there is something newly discovered to be on the safe side the best would be to go to see a physician and get a piece of mind...

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What does chest pains & breast pains mean? My chest & breasts have been sore all day. But been happening for days now. And mostly on my left side

What does chest pains & breast pains mean? My chest & breasts have been sore all day. But been happening for days now. And mostly on my left side

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from heart disease, inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc). Pain may also originate from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. Indigestion, gall-bladder disease, stomach ulcers and acid reflux into the food pipe may cause chest pain also. Breast pain may be related to hormone changes or fibrocystic breast disease.

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What does it mean when your chest hurts & your chest is warm & your head hurts & your body is sore but you don't have a high temp. & your always tired?

What does it mean when your chest hurts & your chest is warm & your head hurts & your body is sore but you don't have a high temp. & your always tired?

To me it means: You should see a doctor, be diagnosed and get treated. Low grade temperatures can be serious too. Your other symptoms are also signs that something is not right and... Hey, I think I just answered your question - well, it's worth repeating. Go to a doctor. Good luck!

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My breast is sore im having chest paint heavy breathing at time what does it mean?

My breast is sore im having chest paint heavy breathing at time what does it mean?

If you are having: Labored breathing please seek medical evaluation. Suspect that the pain is not the actual breast if it corresponds with breathing issues. It could be musculoskeletal or related to your respiratory system (or even cardiac). For chest pain with breathing difficulties please seek medical evaluation now.

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I have a lot of soreness on my ribs?

I have a lot of soreness on my ribs?

Many possibilities: Ribs may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold & cough symptoms), jogging/running (breathing heavily for a while), weight training or sit-ups (over exertion while exercising), irritation in the rib's bones/muscles/cartilage/linings, a tumor (rare), etc... If symptoms don't go away quickly, one must visit a doctor.

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How long should a broken rib be sore for?

How long should a broken rib be sore for?

4-6 weeks: Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve.

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Bottom row ribs staying sore. Lefthand side.

Bottom row ribs staying sore. Lefthand side.

Sore ribs: Sprain, contusion, pathological fracture, chostochondritis, or an internal problem. If persisting more than 2-3 weeks and not improving, see your doctor for an examine and x-ray to start with.

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Both sides under ribs are sore. What can I do?

Both sides under ribs are sore. What can I do?

Cannot say in your: Particular case, BUT. It usually is a soreness in the lung/diaphram or upper abdomen. If you KNOW what you did to strain it (blowing up all the balloons for a party, hookah party, too much dancing at a party... various other party-related strains) then, aspirin and no partying. Otherwise examination of the lungs is a good idea.

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Could a bad gallbladder cause soreness up under right rib?

Could a bad gallbladder cause soreness up under right rib?

Yes: The gallbladder often causes pain under the right ribs, breast bone and radiates to the back.

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When I press on my right side by my ribs it tender and sore what is it?

When I press on my right side by my ribs it tender and sore what is it?

No short answer: Probably muscular strain. You may have twisted wrong or coughed or sneezed hard. Also going to sleep in a chair can cause you to lean over the arm & injure the muscles. Sometimes sleeping on your side on your arm will cause tenderness. The treatment I like best is heat, hot shower, hot bath, or more often heating pad to the area for 15+ minutes 4 times a day when you can. Do not burn yourself.

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I have pain in right side when coughing and is sore to the touch under my right ribs.

I have pain in right side when coughing and is sore to the touch under my right ribs.

Pain: You probably pulled a muscle with your coughing. It should settle down and disappear. If it does not see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. An anti- inflammatory may help such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleeve

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What can I do if my lowers ribs are sore to the touch, never broken one though, help!?

What can I do if my lowers ribs are sore to the touch, never broken one though, help!?

I have never: Seen anything work better for severe rib pain than auricular acupuncture. I have treated people with multiple fresh fractured ribs that narcotics didn't touch - whose pain dropped to a 0 to a 2/10 pain from pain ranges from 7 to 10/10. I really wished I knew about acupuncture when my rib was snapped in half.

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I have sore rib cages but havnt hurt myself or done anything crazy! What could this be caused from?

Broad possibilities: Tops would be cough or from vomiting. The muscles between the ribs take time to heal but these would be the most likely, in my opinion. Good luck.