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 had a sudden rib pain. Kindly interpret my MRI results and suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, If a patient has the following cervical spine MRI diagnosis, would they have any pain? If so, what pain might they experience? I have attached my reports for you to check. I had rib pain, and the onset was sudden, and it happened nine months ago. My doctor thought it could be from a st...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I saw your reports (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). You are doing the opposite. We usually correlate symptoms with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings and not vice versa. The amount...  Read Full »

My dad has been suffering from severe pain in his right rib due to muscle inflammation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My dad was suffering from severe pain in his right rib, which has reduced now, and the doctor informed us that it is due to muscle inflammation. However, the doctor suggested getting abdominal pelvic ultrasonography, and the report shows a grade 2 fatty liver. He is a non-alcoholic and a n...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.I am reviewing your case history and attached file and will reply in five minutes. Thank you.  Read Full »

What could cause chronic back pain with pain in the ribs and thoracic spine?

Query: Hello doctor, I need you to interpret an MRI scan. I have had back pain, and pain in the thoracic spine and ribs for the past few years. I doubt that they might have not taken the MRI of the correct location. Hence I need someone to check it. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you follow the instructions as mentioned: Can you share the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) film? Is there an MRI report also? If yes, please send it as I have to correlate both. Did you take an ...  Read Full »

I have had acute severe pain under my ribs on the left side, radiating around my back and the front. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 68 years old and obese. I have had acute severe pain on my left side, under my ribs. It radiates around to my back and the front. My mid stomach area from bra line to waist is also swollen with pain. I went to the ER, and they gave me pain medications and did a CT and X-ray of my l...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concern.You have lancinating pain in the left hemithorax. I feel it is a sort of radiculopathy or nerve compression, or pleural inflammation. Please tell me if the pain increases on cough, deep breathing, or movement of your torso. D...  Read Full »

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 »

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