Rib Cage Pain

Rib cage pain is the pain that occurs below the chest or above the navel. Broken ribs, chest injury, fracture of the rib, osteoporosis, pleuritis, muscle spasm, swelling of the rib cartilage, etc., are the cause of rib cage pain. Treatment is done based on the cause and with painkillers.

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How to manage smoker's cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have been smoking since the age of 18. I recently started feeling random pricking pain (mild) on both sides of the chest (but it occurs at one place at a time, not together), and it feels like it is coming from beneath the ribcage. I also have a smokers' cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest pain, which is pricking in nature. You are a smoker. You have a smoker's cough too. Smoker's cough is normal, and it can happen in any part of life in p...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for severe pain in the left middle rib?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having severe left middle rib pain for about a month and now it is always hurting. I had an upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, left kidney CT scan, gallbladder ultrasound, blood work, and HIDA scan and found nothing, but I have a torturous colon. The pain gets pretty bad and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Goel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it seems to be an inflammation of one or more of the cartilages that connect the ribs to the breastbone. It is a condition called Tietze syndrome (when there is a swelling over the painful area) or costochondritis (no swelling, only pain). This condi...  Read Full »

Why does my rib cage feel bruised when I touch it?

Query: Hello doctor, Why does my rib cage feel bruised when I touch it? Also, why am I getting slight pain around my body? Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it can sometimes happen due to muscle spasms in the rib cage. Do hot fomentations twice daily. You can apply analgesic gel externally. You need to take the following tablets after consulting a specialist and with their consent. 1.Tablet Ibuprofen (400 mg) twic...  Read Full »

Why does my left side of the chest pain when I laugh, cough, or sneeze after falling down from a zipline over a creek?

Query: Hi, I fell while testing a backyard zipline over a creek. My left side has pain. It hurts to laugh, cough, or sneeze. I am taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol for pain relief. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Sorry to hear about your accident, but let me also tell you that you can go back to physical activities and outdoor sports within some time. As I see on your X-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient's identi...  Read Full »

I occasionally feel radiating pain and discomfort in my lower right rib cage. Please suggest something.

Query: Hello doctor,I occasionally feel a dull pain and discomfort in my lower right rib cage. The pain radiates upwards from the lower right rib cage. I have fullness on the left side when I eat and drink, but I do not feel anything on the right side.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Please answer the following questions for a better understanding of the problem: For how long have you been experiencing pain and discomfort? Are there any triggering factors for pain? Do you have any breathing problems? Did you exper...  Read Full »

Why do I have left chest and hand pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29-year- old. I am getting chest pain in left side and my left hand is also paining. I consulted with a General MD and Cardiologist for my problem and my ECG, TMT, X- Ray is normal. Doctors told it is eosinophil problem and I used medicine for that. It was cured at that time and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, but there is no need to be worried. You will be fine. I went through the test results (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and all the tests are normal. The chest pain is definitely not cardiac-related. If it were,...  Read Full »

What causes ribcage pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain under the right ribcage from front to back for the past six months. I tried muscle relaxants, but it did not work. I need a Radiologist to read my lumbar MRI.   Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) lumbar spine shows mild degenerative changes in the vertebral bodies (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is disc desiccation in L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1 disc levels. Mild disc bulges in L4-L5 a...  Read Full »

Why do I get severe rib pain while taking deep breathe and standing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having severe rib pain since this morning and it hurts when I stand up straight or when I move or lay down. I tried putting a heating pad and ice pack on it and did not do anything. I feel extreme discomfort, cannot take deep breathes, and feel sharp stabbing pain once in a while...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many conditions where we can get chest pain along with ribs pain. I would like to ask a few questions. Is that pain on costochondral junction which means if you palpate your ribs you can feel there is one gap and then the other rib is started. So pain in th...  Read Full »

Will Ankylosing spondylitis cause pain in lower ribs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having pain around my lower ribs towards the back side (left side) since the past eight days. The pain gets worse while lying down and trying to change sides in the night. It also hurts while sneezing or coughing (feels better if I cough or sneeze by holding the area with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Puri Divya Inder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the light of the fact that you are HLA B27 positive, the pain that you are experiencing is due to the same problem. This is called enthesitis, and it occurs due to inflammation at the attachment of muscles to bones. So the treatment also remains similar to that of AS...  Read Full »

What is the reason for left ribcage pain and chest discomfort in my diabetic mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 55 years old. She is taking Jalra-M for diabetes and Thyronorm 50 mg for thyroid daily. Her diabetes is under control with her HbA1C also under control. We had the tests four months back. Her fasting sugar is around 100 mg/dL. About 25 days back, she had a pain on the le...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have neither mentioned the duration of diabetes, latest fasting, PP (post prandial) blood sugar levels, HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) value or the latest TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels. Please furnish the required information, as well as, her BP (blood pr...  Read Full »

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