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Why Do I Have Pain In My Chest Where My Ribs Meet
Chest pain centre under where ribs end/ meet, gripping pain very servere lasts 15 minutes goes through into back, hard to move or breathe its so painful.
Not great: First off, and this supercedes anything else I write, that needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The odds are that this is acid reflux or esophageal spasm in a 34yo woman, but a whole host of dangerous problems hasn't been excluded and can't be by any 400 character internet consultation. Take care of yourself. ...Read more
Chest pain when I touch the center of my chest where the ribs meet just below the collar bone, it comes and goes. What can this be?
Costochondritis: Point tenderness is a symptom of costochondritis (tenderness in the cartilage between the ribs). Try putting ice on fhe painful spot and try tylenol/ibuprofen. Some heart problems such as pericarditis (inflammation in the sac around the heart) can cause pain. Blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolus) can cause chest pain. Avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with your doctor for cause. ...Read more
Bad chest pain where 3-4th ribs meet sternum both sides. Ice helps. No redness/swelling. When will this go away? Prob a strain so why bother go to dr?
NSAID: I see you take Advil - does it help? Your symptoms are consistent with costochondritis, a form of arthritis which is best treated with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Advil. Naproxen, which is much longer acting is an alternative. Be sure you're using an adequate dose: 400-800 mg of Advil very 4-6 hours or Aleve (naproxen) 2 tabs with food every 8-12 hours. Physical therapy can also help. ...Read more
I'm 18 whose a runner, I been feeling chest pain lately. The right side of my chest hurt. Its been hurting after I ran three miles at a cross country meet three days ago. What can cause this pain?
Possibly...: As a runner and young, chest pain after running 3 miles maybe chest wall related. By putting finger pressure on the sore area, you maybe able to localize the tenderness. If while pressing on it, deep breathing accentuates the pain, then that behavior of pain may confirm chest wall, muscle/rib, etc as the source of pain. Mitral valve prolapse can also cause your symptom. See your doc. ...Read more
Having been having throat pain, pharynx is irritated, bloodshot eyes, chest pain, have some red dots inside mouth on lower lip where gums meet?
Red dots: Need to really see it but sound like could be viral. See your dr asap. ...Read more
Possible: Your gallbladder and liver are just below the right ribs and can cause pain that radiates to the chest. This pain would typically occur after eating. ...Read more
Have chest pain 2 times a mounth, past half year. It happens after I rub the rib's to each other. Center of chest. Will it go over? Must I go to dr?
Costochondritis: It will probably pass if you avoid aggrivating the area. ...Read more
More info: Need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Be concerned: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are currently having the symptoms you are describing you should see a doctor pronto! ...Read more
Yes: Anything about that part of the body bordered by the neck above, and abdomen below is part of the chest. Your particular question refers to the chest wall. ...Read more
So I have right sided chest pain that traveled to my left side in my rib cage now both are a steady pain?
I have some bad chest pain sort of under my lower left rib cage and its been constant for about a week, what to do?
Chest pain: Best course of action is go see your doctor and get checked out. It may be musculoskeletal but could also be a lot of other things. ...Read more
Costochondritis. Sitting in certain position when I have to move I have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?
Chest pain when coughing or stretching, comes and goes spontaneously feels quite painful, feels on the ribs opposed to within the chest cavity?
Chest wall: You need to exercise --.Get a more detailed answer ›
Iam wearing a 5%lido patch for chest pain r/t costocondritis. Might the patch make me feel slightly sob? How deep does the lido penitrate? 2 the ribs?
Less likely the: Patch ; more likely the costichondritis.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a chest pain. It is where the rib cage starts to seperate right in the center. It feel like I have eaten all day when I have not eaten anything?
Get evaluated now..: What you are describing sounds to me like fullness under your breastbone. This can be a heart symptom, so my best advice is for you to be evaluated pronto! I don't mean to create any alarm, but this is truly a "better safe than sorry" situation. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Over the past 2 months, I've been having chest pain on my left side. Pain is also in rib area and lower left chest as well as upper. No one knows why.?
N-M chest pains: See md. If not satisfied get 2nd opinion! ...Read more
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