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I keep getting really sharp pains in the rib area. It hurts to the pint im screaming in pain. Any idea what this could be?

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Dr. John Walker
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Tietze Syndrome

There is an often overlooked syndrom of inflammation called tietze syndrome, which is inflammation of the ribs and their cartilages.
It can often be confused with costochondritis. Tietze's syndrome is inflammation of the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone (sternum). Many people use nsaids to treat this (motrin, allieve, etc). To learn more visit: tietzesyndrome.Org/.

In brief: Tietze Syndrome

There is an often overlooked syndrom of inflammation called tietze syndrome, which is inflammation of the ribs and their cartilages.
It can often be confused with costochondritis. Tietze's syndrome is inflammation of the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone (sternum). Many people use nsaids to treat this (motrin, allieve, etc). To learn more visit: tietzesyndrome.Org/.
Dr. John Walker
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Time to see Dr

As to what it could be--rib/diaphragm/pleura/chest wall/nerve pain, among others.
Cannot tell w/limited information, and if that severe, should not try over internet. You should go to your dr, urgent care, or er for exam and evaluation.

In brief: Time to see Dr

As to what it could be--rib/diaphragm/pleura/chest wall/nerve pain, among others.
Cannot tell w/limited information, and if that severe, should not try over internet. You should go to your dr, urgent care, or er for exam and evaluation.
Dr. Donald Alves
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