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 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 »

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 e...  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 the ...  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 »

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 f...  Read Full »

I feel pain and bloating after eating anything. Please help me out.

Query: Hello doctor, After eating my food or anything like dairy products, etc., my stomach bloats, and there is pain below the breast on both sides, but mainly on the left side. On touching the ribs, I have pain. I had undergone appendicitis surgery in the past. Please help me out. It has been there for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sultan Zeb Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know if you had any weight loss recently, used painkillers excessively, or had black-colored stool or blood with vomit? Do you have vomiting? Or a family history of any stomach cancer? If all these are negative, then you are suffering from functional...  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 Lohana

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 thi...  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 funct...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the pain in my left breast and ribs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had pain in the left breast, under the left ribs, and in the lower back region for the past three months. There is a swelling in the left rib region. I also have a consistent cough and cold. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Your reports are suggestive of costochondritis, which means that your ribs on the left side are inflamed. So, I suggest you take anti-inflammatory drugs as the first line of treatment. Also, I would suggest you do a...  Read Full »

Can IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) cause kidney stones?

Query: Hello doctor,I have constant dull pain under my right rib that has lasted over a month, accompanied by upper-middle abdomen discomfort, gas, and bloating. The pain is followed by indigestion when eating a large meal of something like pizza. I am passing stool two times a day. Sometimes it is hard, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reading your query and analyzing your reports, I feel you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Do you ever have pain once you are asleep? Do you have any anxiety issues? What medicines have you taken till now? Please revert with the asked details for better hel...  Read Full »

Can you dislocate your rib by accidentally pushing it?

Query: Hi doctor, I accidentally pushed my rib and felt it move. Now it looks more to the side than my left side. Did I dislocate it? I feel a kind of discomfort.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you feel a click or popping like sound when that happened? Is there any pain or swelling? Does it pain on a deep breath or while coughing? Is there any discomfort or difficulty in breathing? If your answer to all these questions is no, then no worries. If t...  Read Full »

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