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Had diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps 3 days, now my ribs hurt when breathe deep, pain goes up shoulder & neck..Why?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Ribs hurt

Just as severe coughing (typically from asthma) can cause your rib muscles to ache, repeated vomiting can do the same thing.
The other possibility is that this probably viral illness that you had may have inflammed the lining of your lung, which causes a sharp pain on breathing in called "pleurisy.".

In brief: Ribs hurt

Just as severe coughing (typically from asthma) can cause your rib muscles to ache, repeated vomiting can do the same thing.
The other possibility is that this probably viral illness that you had may have inflammed the lining of your lung, which causes a sharp pain on breathing in called "pleurisy.".
Dr. Colin Kerr
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David Miller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vomiting

If you've been vomiting for three days, then you likely have some musculoskelatol soreness in your ribs, shoulders and neck from the exertion.
I would suggest you seek out a local do for some omm to help hasten your recovery.

In brief: Vomiting

If you've been vomiting for three days, then you likely have some musculoskelatol soreness in your ribs, shoulders and neck from the exertion.
I would suggest you seek out a local do for some omm to help hasten your recovery.
David Miller
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