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Why Do I Have A Sharp Pain Where My Ribs Meet
Pain: It is probably muscular and should disappear ...Read more
Why do I have a sharp pain under my right rib cage near the bottom when I breathe? I woke up one night and felt this pain when I would breathe
I have a sharp pain under my sternum where it meets my rib cage. It only hurts when I push on the spot and when I take a deeper breath than normal. ?
No: No not normal. You should be checked, it may be something that needs treatment, ...Read more
Pleurisy: Your description really sounds like you have pleurisy. Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs after a viral or bacterial infection. It usually responds well to anti inflammatory treatment and time. Occassionally other sources of pain with breathing include fractured ribs and collapse of the lung (known as a pneumothorax) or inflammation of the rib cage (costrachondritis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting a sharp pain in my chest and upper right ribs every time I bend over. What could be the cause of this?
There is a sharp pain in my left side around the middle rib-area when I do more than a few situps.What could be the cause, and what should i do? Thks!
Could be muscle or: bone pain. The ribs and muscles between them are thin and easily injured. You may have strained them during a workout. Try 20 minutes of SLOW side stretches every day and take ibuprofen for 5 to 7 days to reduce inflammation before going back to your sit-up regimen. You need to let the muscles recover before injuring them again. If pressing the hard rib is painful or "creaks" you may need an X-ray ...Read more
Sharp pain on right side by rib cage that comes and goes. Also nauseous. What could be the cause of the pain?
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