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I have really bad cramping in my ribs that make me crouch up into a ball but I get to the point that I throw up what could it be?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Rib cramping
This is very atypical.
The ribs don't spasm but the intercostal muscles do. This can be due to various neurologic conditions or may reflect some intrathoracic infectious/inflammatory/metabolic etilogy emanating from irriation of the parietal pleura. You need an exam, some basic preliminary lab studies and an chest xray just to begin.

In brief: Rib cramping
This is very atypical.
The ribs don't spasm but the intercostal muscles do. This can be due to various neurologic conditions or may reflect some intrathoracic infectious/inflammatory/metabolic etilogy emanating from irriation of the parietal pleura. You need an exam, some basic preliminary lab studies and an chest xray just to begin.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Gallbladder/ulcer ER
Right sided/midline could be gallbladder attack-passing stone.
Left sided/midline could be ulcer in stomach duodenum other stuff possible, less likely go to er.

In brief: Gallbladder/ulcer ER
Right sided/midline could be gallbladder attack-passing stone.
Left sided/midline could be ulcer in stomach duodenum other stuff possible, less likely go to er.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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