Rib Pain

Causes of rib pain include pulled muscle, muscle spasms, osteoporosis, chest injuries, rib fracture, lung lining inflammation, bone cancer, etc. The pain can worsen with movements. Depending on the cause of rib pain, treatment methodologies range from cold compress, painkillers, compression bandages, etc.

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I have pain below ribs on the left. What is causing it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male. Recently, I have been diagnosed with tubercular lymphadenitis and started the treatment three days back for TB. My USG whole abdomen reveals hemangioma of the liver. I have pain in left side below ribs which radiates to back and a couple of months back on CT sc...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rugae thickening by itself is not going to cause you stomach pain. Such thickening is usually normal or a result of hyperacidity, or rarely Menetrier disease. Now, first of all, you need an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as well as a biopsy to rule our Helicobacte...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pain under my right rib?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I weigh 90 kg and 178 cm tall. I have pain under my right rib, and it hurts while breathing. I hope it is not liver related from alcohol. I had two drinks in the last few days, but those are the only drinks I have ever had.  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be related to alcohol drinking as per your history, as two drinks do not make much of a change with the anatomy of the liver. It is probably suggestive of muscle related problem. It might be myalgia or cellulitis. I suggest you get a liver functio...  Read Full »

What is the possible treatment for a rib injury after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering a sports injury following a fall. I suspect it to be a combination of muscle strain and separated false rib cartilage that has slipped up behind another rib only on my right side. I also noticed a visible lump on my right chest wall when my ribs are contracted or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Kindly add more about the following; 1. What is your age? 2. When did this injury happen? 3. Has your pain reduced since the injury? Also, please attach the X-rays to analyze the condition better. Revert with th...  Read Full »

Why do I have sharp pain in my upper right side near my rib?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 17-year-old male. Over the past two weeks, I have had a sharp pain in my upper right side near my rib which has gotten worse over time. I am currently taking tablet Tylenol. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If your age and weight mentioned in the query are correct, I would say you are suffering from fatty liver. This fatty liver causes stretching of the liver and results in this kind of pain. I would suggest you take the following medications for s...  Read Full »

How do I manage painful ribs and breathing problems after a fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I slipped, fell and landed on my side four days ago and have been in a lot of pain since then, around my ribs on the left side. The pain has not lessened, sometimes feels worse. It hurts when I breathe so I have to take shallow breaths. I know that X-rays will not do much and I realize...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concern. Severe pain in the ribs and breathing difficulty after a fall indicates some injury to the ribs. Even a minor fracture of the ribs can cause severe pain and breathing difficult...  Read Full »

Can my ribs pop out because of doing chiropractic exercises?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old with a height of 5 feet 2 inches and a weight of 110 pounds. I recently started chiropractic treatment for my back and neck pain. My chiropractor also taught me exercises that I should do at home daily. After about two months of two chiropractic sessions per week and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ribs or for that matter any bone is unlikely to pop out by simple exercises as the exercises are done for a short period of time and any displacement that would occur due to exercise is small and lasts the time you are exercising. Prominence and associated pain are ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for rib pain in my right lower region?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had rib pain for two months in the right lower region, and I pass smaller stools than usual, which seems to happen to me often. I had an ultrasound of my abdomen it was normal. I had a pelvic and abdominal CT scan; it was normal. I was wondering what could be the reason for the pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think considering your weight; it seems like muscular or bony pain. If it were something related to your tummy, it would have shown on ultrasound or CT (computed tomography) scan of the abdomen. I want to know if you have been given some medications to relieve this pa...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from dizziness with pain around the lower rib on both sides and under the arms for the past year. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from dizziness, bone pain around the lower rib on both sides, and pain under the arms for the past year. In addition, I feel lethargic and lack concentration. Also, I have taken allopathy and homeopathy medications for ear balance, but there has been no change. Ki...  Read Full »


Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I reviewed your query. Your symptoms are suggestive of vitamin deficiency. So I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Take Calcium and Vitamin D3 supplements. Drink milk and eat milk products except for cheese. Dri...  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 »

Based on my liver function test reports and ultrasound, please let me know the cause of my rib pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am sharing my variable alkaline phosphatase, total and direct bilirubin level along with upper right quadrant ultrasound which states no findings. I am also sharing report of my liver isoenzymes. Kindly share your advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report does not look worrying and most findings are normal (attachment remove to protect the patient's identity). Kindly answer the below-mentioned questions so that I could guide you better. 1. What are your symptoms currently and why were these tests done? 2. Do...  Read Full »

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