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When do I call my doctor about right sided rib cage pain? Is a very sharp pain thy only happens when i breath deeply.

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: If pain is getting -

Worse then you should see your pcp for an examination, chest xrays, labs, maybe a ct scan, depending on what the pcp finds.
Possibilities include rib fx, infection, pul embolus, strained muscles; as all these result in increasing pain with deep breathing. See him sooner than later, to avoid any serious problems with delaying to see him.

In brief: If pain is getting -

Worse then you should see your pcp for an examination, chest xrays, labs, maybe a ct scan, depending on what the pcp finds.
Possibilities include rib fx, infection, pul embolus, strained muscles; as all these result in increasing pain with deep breathing. See him sooner than later, to avoid any serious problems with delaying to see him.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi
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Dr. Basil Harris
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Please see your doc.

I rec that you call your doctor to discuss the details.
May be ok, but there are many serious cond to consider. With more info your doc can help you work through the possible causes. Call immediately if you have shortness of breath, are coughing up any blood, or have risk factors for blood clots (smoker, taking bc, hx of clot, fam hx of clots, etc). Also consider pna, ptx, trauma, or card cause.

In brief: Please see your doc.

I rec that you call your doctor to discuss the details.
May be ok, but there are many serious cond to consider. With more info your doc can help you work through the possible causes. Call immediately if you have shortness of breath, are coughing up any blood, or have risk factors for blood clots (smoker, taking bc, hx of clot, fam hx of clots, etc). Also consider pna, ptx, trauma, or card cause.
Dr. Basil Harris
Dr. Basil Harris
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