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Why Does The Left Side Of Ribs Hurt When I Breathe
Costochondritis?: Rib pain with breathing could be due to costochondritis, a rib-cartilage pain that is aggravated by movement. However, other more serious causes include pleuritic pain or heart issues. See your doctor to confirm the cause and to give you a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left lower ribs hurt when I touch them on my side. Otherwise I feel fine doesn't hurt when I breathe move twist etc only when touching very tender ?
Consult physician: If localized to anterior ribs usually costochondritis. Occurs on left side of breastbone, affects more than one rib, Worsens with deep breaths or coughing. Resolves on its own, although in some cases may last for several months or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief perhaps with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.Can be related to injury, viral infection, strain, arthritis, rarely tumor. ...Read more
Chest pain: Pain with breathing is pleurisy. Many different causes and sometimes no clear reason why it is occurring. Forceful coughing can lead to pleuritic pain which can be unilateral or bilateral. Infections and musculoskeletal injuries can cause and mimic (respectively) pleuritic pain. ...Read more
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
I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side.. Should I be worried?
Too vague: Not enough history here. Have to be more explicit. ...Read more
I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever i breathe out. Have any suggestions?
My left rib: pain & severe pressure, sticks out further than right. What feels like airpocket pops up in left side&back. Hard to breathe/swallow.
Usually needs 911: Such symptoms could be a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. With trouble breathing, one usually needs to call 911. To treat it, the doctor sometimes inserts a catheter or chest tube between 2 ribs and sucks the leaked air out. The lung then can re-inflate to full size. ...Read more
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