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Why do my ribs hurt?

Why do my ribs hurt?

Many possibilities: Ribs may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold & cough symptoms), jogging/running (breathing heavily for a while), weight training or sit-ups (over exertion while exercising), irritation in the rib's bones/muscles/cartilage/linings, a tumor (rare), etc... If symptoms don't go away quickly, one must visit a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt when I stretch?

Why do my ribs hurt when I stretch?

Costochondritis: The most common cause of rib pain is costochondritis. It is a benign condition that usually responds to antiinflamatories and rest.. ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt when I cough?

Why do my ribs hurt when I cough?

Muscle strain?: The chest wall is comprised of ribs and muscles. The muscles of the chest can be strained just like any other muscles leading to tears and discomfort. Try antiinflammatory medication and if it persists see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt during exercise?

Why do my ribs hurt during exercise?

Ribs: Unlikely you feel pain in the ribs but more likely soreness of the intercostal muscles and ligaments from the work of breathing with exercise ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt? It hurts like when you run & your out of breath that's how they hurt that's all I have is pain nothing else

Why do my ribs hurt? It hurts like when you run & your out of breath that's how they hurt that's all I have is pain nothing else

Not enough info: You did not say if you hurt yourself or had an injury and how long it has been bothering you also if you have difficulty breathing or not lot of time it can be a pulled muscle or inflammation that will resolve in time but it can be serious too. Difficult to tell without examining you so talk to your primary care doctor who can get necessary work up to diagnose your problem and offer treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt when I lay on them? Doesn't hurt any other time. Makes sleeping on them uncomfortable. Causing me to get less sleep at night.

Why do my ribs hurt when I lay on them? Doesn't hurt any other time. Makes sleeping on them uncomfortable. Causing me to get less sleep at night.

Rough Ribs: The chest wall is made up of several structures; the vertebra in the spine, the ribs themselves, and the manubrium and sternum in the front. The lower ribs don't all connect in the front to create a joint along the breast bone, but rather attach to cartilage to complete the "cage". Any joint (front or back) or the cartilage can become inflamed with certain positions. A better mattress may help. ...Read more

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Why do my ribs hurt and have uterus pain but the rib pain goes away after I eat does that mean I'm pregnant or just sick?

Why do my ribs hurt and have uterus pain but the rib pain goes away after I eat does that mean I'm pregnant or just sick?

Uncertain where pain: It is uncertain where the pain really is. It may be ribs but may not be. It may be ribs or may not be. Ibuprofen and Aspirin can cause stomach upset and even ulcers which could hurt in the abdomen and get better with eating. If you have pid this can cause pain in the uterus but medications for this could be causing these symptoms. Your physician should be contacted to clarify this. ...Read more

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Why do my rib cage both sides hurt? It started a few days ago

Why do my rib cage both sides hurt? It started a few days ago

Rib pain: Did you fall or have a cold with a lot of coughing.
Sleeping in a poor position too could be the cause.
Take some ibuprofen for a few days, if continues then see your primary care.
Go to emergency department if pain worsens or your breathing becomes difficult ...Read more

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My ribs hurt?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and work. And to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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Ribs hurt so bad. Help?

Ribs hurt so bad. Help?

Reason: Don't know why your ribs hurt. If there are no known triggers then it may be best to start with medical evaluation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and acupuncture are often very helpful for painful ribs. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does my left side under my ribs hurt?

Pain: This could be from exercise, trauma, abdominal organ illness. You should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Why is it that my ribs hurt one the right side?

Why is it that my ribs hurt one the right side?

See your physician: The causes of right sided pain are many. In upper abdomen, gall bladder, liver, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, and kidney can all contribute. Appendix symptoms are usually in the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Patient should see physician for physical exam and possibly testing. Costochondritis or inflammation of anterior ribs can cause pain. See DR for exam and possible testing. ...Read more

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Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Why does my left side of my body under my ribs hurt?

Pain: This could be from exercise, trauma, abdominal organ illness. You should consult your physician. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ribs hurt when I touch them?

Myofascial: Assuming you have not been exposed to trauma (sports? Fall? Auto accident? Abuse?), you have a myofascial syndrome - try an analgesic like ibuprofen or naproxen. Heat. Rest. Time. Massage. If no improvement after a week: x-rays. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt when I touch them. Possibel sources of pain?

Rib pain: Lots of possibilities, if you provide more information can perhaps suggest possibilities Most likely ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been coughing and my ribs hurt, what's going on?

Any advice? I have been coughing and my ribs hurt, what's going on?

Cough: When you cough you often irritate the muscles between the ribs and this causes the pain. ...Read more

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I have been sick n had bad coughing fit last nite now on the right side my ribs hurt?

I have been sick n had bad coughing fit last nite now on the right side my ribs hurt?

Musculoskeletal....: The discomfort you describe is likely musculoskeletal pain. The chest wall has bones, muscles, cartilage all of which is subject to muscle strain/sprain, cartilage inflammation and even rib bruise or fracture from excessive coughing. Once the cough is controlled, the musculoskeletal disorder (s) will also be controlled. So, see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment of the cough. ...Read more

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Hi, I fell today flat on my front and now if I bend over or reach for something my ribs hurt. Should I get it checked?

Rib/chest xray: I would check with your doctor and consider getting rib and chest xray to check for a cracked rib and to be sure there is no lung abnormality. Assuming tests are negative then would apply ice and take some medication for pain relief such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Avoid activity that makes it hurt until it heals. Most likely this is costochondritis. ...Read more

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I have been having rib pain when I scratch them (gently), however it usually doesn't hurt and it doesn't hurt me to scratch anywhere else. Why?

Not concerning: Many people experience what you're feeling - increased sensitivity over the inferior rib areas especially if its happening on both sides equally. If it's just in one spot, then you can get it checked by your doc. Otherwise, nothing to worry about, just a sensitive area for you. ...Read more

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Is this fibromyalgia if ribs hurt?

Is this fibromyalgia if ribs hurt?

No: Fibromyalgia is widespread pain meaning pain on both sides of the body above and below the waist including the spine. Pain in just the ribs is not fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Ribs hurt for no reason. What's wrong?

Ribs hurt for no reason. What's wrong?

Rib pain: If you have pain, there is a reason. Without more information only speculation is possible. ...Read more

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When I cough my ribs hurt what could this be?

When I cough my ribs hurt what could this be?

Musculoskeletal...: This is usually a musculoskeletal pain due to the coughing. Possibilities include muscle strain, inflamed cartilage or even a rib bruise or fracture. All of these will gradually resolve once the coughing completely stops. If your pain does not resolve or if it worsens once you stop coughing, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell on my back and now my neck and ribs hurt what do I do?

I fell on my back and now my neck and ribs hurt what do I do?

Get eval: Hard to tell what is wrong without an exam, so best for you to get evaluated by a dr. However, sounds like a a musculoskeletal sprain/strain with rib contusion and you can start by resting and taking an anti-inflammatory (if not allergic). Good luck. ...Read more

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If your coughing to the point that your ribs hurt can that be pneumonia?

If your coughing to the point that your ribs hurt can that be pneumonia?

Pneumonia: There is that potential, but you need not have pneumonia to be coughing sufficiently severely to strain the muscles between the ribs, producing pain. See your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Every morning when I wake my ribs hurt and I feel nauseous. These symptoms subside throughout the day but don't go away. What may be wrong?

Every morning when I wake my ribs hurt and I feel nauseous. These symptoms subside throughout the day but don't go away. What may be wrong?

NEED GI W/U: Nausea with intermittent rib pain: R/O CHOLECYSTITIS or gallbladder inflammation with or without stones /GERD/IBS/PUD/KIDNEY STONES. You need full exam and labs. Screen for HPYLORI/EGD/ABD US. GI ISSUES OFTEN GIVE REFERRED RIB PAIN AND NAUSEA. While waiting start a GF low fat diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ...Read more