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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 2 tabs with food every 8-12 hours. Physical therapy can also help. ...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
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
So I have right sided chest pain that traveled to my left side in my rib cage now both are a steady pain
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
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