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Both my ribs cages are very tender espically the left one ?

Both my ribs cages are very tender espically the left one ?

Tender rib cage: Could be costochondritis, or any inflammation of the ribs where they have muscle insertion or from cough.. May also be due to gastritis reflux H pylori( tx w/ ranitidine, abx if needed). If not allergic try motrin 2 tabs 2 times a day x 7 and see if helps .Sometimes i have given zithromax because they have an associated cold/ cough that may be mycoplasma which can cause pains .f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Im a drinker and i have pain in my side when lying my ribs feel tender on left side when lying down like weight is pushing on them ??

Im a drinker and i have pain in my side when lying my ribs feel tender on left side when lying down like weight is pushing on them ??

Stop drinking alcoho: I assume by your statement that you're drinking more than one standard alcoholic beverage each day (sorry for sexism but men are allowed two), in which best thing for your health is to quit, or at least drop down to just one each day (no averaging to make up for skipped days). Regarding pain on left side, too many causes to speculate. Go see your GP unless pain is so bad that you want to go to A&E ...Read more

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The lowest part of my right rib is suddenly tender.no injury. only hurts when i press on it (the rib itself hurts, i dont think its an organ behind it?

The lowest part of my right rib is suddenly tender.no injury. only hurts when i press on it (the rib itself hurts, i dont think its an organ behind it?

Costochondritis : It is possibly costochondritis, which is an inflammatory condition in the area where the cartilage and bone portion of the rib meet, particularly if it is tender. NSAIDs are the usual treatment. Consider being seen to rule out other deeper causes such as a gall bladder problem for instance. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my rib cage tender?

Why is the top of my rib cage tender?

Rib cage pain: Consider costochondritis, sprain, strain, bone contusion as most likely cause. Other causes include cardiac or referred neurogenic pain. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why is my rib on the left side sometimes sore?

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

Depends: If in the center of ur abdomen just below the rib cage ; u r thin u may be feeling ur duodenum spasm due 2 ulcers or ur pyloric area of stomach. 2 the r is the liver ; 2 the left is the spleen that's the best i can do. My advice is c ur pcp ; have a hands on diagnosis made. ...Read more