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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Have A Sharp Pain Where My Ribs Meet

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What causes a sharp pain where my ribs meet and is worse when i breathe in?

What causes a sharp pain where my ribs meet and is worse when i breathe in?

Costochondritis: Pain in the sternum where the junction of the rib attaches is called costochondritis. It is tender to the touch and hurts when you expand the lungs. Treatment is anti-inflammatory, suh as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). ...Read more

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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

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

Gallbladder?: While this is fairly nonspecific, pain in this location could be from gallstones or an inflamed gallbladder. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if its bad enough. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can cause a sharp pain in my rib area whenever I breath ?

What can cause a sharp pain in my rib area whenever I breath ?

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 more

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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!

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

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Sharp pain on right side by rib cage that comes and goes. Also nauseous. What could be the cause of the pain?

Gallbladder?: This sounds like pain associated with cholecystitis or gall bladder disease. If pain associated with food intake, especially greasy foods, then it probably is the gall bladder. You should have an evaluation from your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right side mid to lower rib and upper abdominall pain worst when bending or twisting what could cause this pain?

Musculosketetal pain: Pain which increase on change of position is usually coming from muscles and bones, try Ibuprofen for a 2-3 days and see your internist. ...Read more