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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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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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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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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

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Why would it be sore to push in under left rib? Seems close or on left rib.

Why would it be sore to push in under left rib? Seems close or on left rib.

Bruise?: This may be a mild trauma but if it does not resolve within 7-10 days, you should see your physician. In the meantime, ice and nsaids along with arnica cream and oral tablets may help. ...Read more

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When I press on the sides of my rib cage on the left and right like where my bra sits they are very tender. What could this be?

When I press on the sides of my rib cage on the left and right like where my bra sits they are very tender. What could this be?

Costochondritis : There are multiple potential causes, but one of the more common is a condition known as costochondritis, in which an inflammation occurs in the part of the rib where the bone meets the cartilage. Sometimes am NSAID can help. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...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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Had costo.Area below left rib have a dull ache when press hard.Sometimes it come n go.It is just below tender area in my rib.Can it be from the costo?

Had costo.Area below left rib have a dull ache when press hard.Sometimes it come n go.It is just below tender area in my rib.Can it be from the costo?

Below rib pain/costo: Could be costochondritis or could be gastritis with or without H pylori or could be from colon -constipation.if coughing could be musculoskeletal from cough . For costochondritis use motrin /advil /aleve if not allergic; for gastritis need ranitidine/ prevecid, for constipation use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 1 tablespoon 2 x a day x 4. Would follow up with doc ...Read more