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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
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
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
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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