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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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What can cause ribs pain and chest pain?

Chest pain: I always say if you have chest pain you need to go to the emergency department. Especially since you did not give any more information. ...Read more

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What to do about inflamed ribs and bad chest pain. Help!!?

What to do about inflamed ribs and bad chest pain. Help!!?

See Your Doctor: Unclear what you mean by inflamed ribs. Regardless it would be helpful to discuss family and personal history, as well as other symptoms to help better determine and distinguish musculoskeletal pain from GI issues from heart and lung issues. ...Read more

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Pain when pressing slightly under right rib. Chest pain daily. Related.?

Pain when pressing slightly under right rib. Chest pain daily. Related.?

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

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Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs?

Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs?

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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Feels like my rib cage is being crushed no chest pain?

Feels like my rib cage is being crushed no chest pain?

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

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Does chest pain include pain that seems to be in the ribs in the back of the chest?

Does chest pain include pain that seems to be in the ribs in the back of the chest?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Possible: Costochondritis usually heart the ribs towards the sternum but sometime can cause pain towards the sides too. It usually hearts with movement and taking deep breaths. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Am 21 my BP is normal and am having daily chest pain onleft right ribs when I wake up in morning and pain vanishes by mid day my heamaglobin is 11gm?

May be related: You have anemia. The chest pain may or may not be related. Your physician will need to evaluate you and tie together these symptoms and your laboratory studies. ...Read more

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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

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For the past 5 days I've had this stabbing pain about every hour on my left side on my ribs. I also had chest pain but that has gone away.

Pain in left ribs: Unless you have known heart disease, this is usually not a matter for concern. Rib pain is commonly due to an inflamed rib, medically called costo-chondritis. It may also be due to : stress, or a pulled muscle, or gastric reflux. Occasionally it can be due to a heart problem, but your description does not suggest that possibility. ...Read more

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Can it be cardiac related if chest pain is quite localised but moves around? For example, on the left side, than on the right, than below the ribs?

Can it be cardiac related if chest pain is quite localised but moves around? For example, on the left side, than on the right, than below the ribs?

No, that's not cardiac: Cardiac typically is substernal, stays there, occ mmigrates to L arm or neck, feels crushing in nature, accomp by sweating, shortness of breath. Yours sounds musculoskeletal in nature.. ...Read more

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I've just had a chest pain on my right chest but it has gone away. But now I had pain on my right ribs. But it didn't last long. Should I see a doc?

I've just had a chest pain on my right chest but it has gone away. But now I had pain on my right ribs. But it didn't last long. Should I see a doc?

Chest Pain: Anytime one has chest pain, it is smart to be evaluated by a trained professional. Less suspicious on the right side but it still could be anything. It could range from just irritation, pneumonia, fracture, etc. Of course always cardiac is a concern. See your PCP for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause my ribs to constantly pop out of place? Causes lots of chest pain & back pain. I get adjusted regularly but they revert soon after.

What could cause my ribs to constantly pop out of place? Causes lots of chest pain & back pain. I get adjusted regularly but they revert soon after.

Rib problem: If your ribs are truly "popping out of place" this may be seen in patients with hypermobility syndrome or other conditions in which there is laxity of the connective tissues. I recommend seeing a rheumatologist and would be happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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I was wondering how common central, prickly chest pain that is also felt under the ribs and in the back is, what causes it, and how to treat it? Thx

I was wondering how common central, prickly chest pain that is also felt under the ribs and in the back is, what causes it, and how to treat it? Thx

Not very common: I have to say that patients do not often describe chest pain as prickly and going also to the back. What it is would depend on a further detailed history regarding when you have it, what brings it on, what makes it go away. How to treat it would depend on what it is. Sorry to be vague, but really the best thing is to see a doc who can take a complete history. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pain, left-front, 3rd rib from bottom. ~5 min of pain 1-2 times/day. No pain w/breath/touch. Pain always same place/type/duration. Thanks!

Sharp chest pain, left-front, 3rd rib from bottom. ~5 min of pain 1-2 times/day. No pain w/breath/touch. Pain always same place/type/duration. Thanks!

Chest pain.: More information will be needed. With chest pain on the left without obvious cause or origin, you want to rule out cardiac causes. If all work ups are negative, you have been having this pain for sometimes and it does not cause any problem, it might be Prinzmetal's angina. Please follow up your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?

? costochondritis: This is an inflamation of your rib joints as they join your sternum (breast bone). Common in young women. It hurts to take a deep breath because that is when those joints move. If significant pain, youcan take Ibuprofen and use a heating pad. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my rib? Xrays show nothings broke, no scoliosis, my left rib sticks out and upward further than other side, left side pops, chest pain

Dislocated??: The studies you had may not show if a rib was dislocated or cartilage damaged. You may need a CT and or MRI to find the underlying cause. Talk to your doctor to explain the study ...Read more

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2yrs chest pain, doc says pulling from cartlidge in ribs, heal in 6-8mo. Same pain past 3 days doc said should been gone, but happens evry few months why.

Mgt suggestions: There are many causes of chest pain, but in a toddler, muscular pain or a bruise may be the cause. If he has any problems breathing, I would suggest a visit with the M.D.
If he can take children's motrin (ibuprofen) it may help relieve the pain. A heating pad can also help. ...Read more