Pain Below Rib Cage And Above Belly Button

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My pains just starting on my rite side above where the belly button is?
    I am VERY stressed and under alot of pressure emotionally, mentally, physically...so I have had a really hard day today and my side below MY right breast and above the belly button level right below where my rib cage ends started hurting and I have no clue what this pain is...an ulcer, my gallbladder, an appendicitis? Help. What is wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      It's more than likely stress. Stress has a way of having weird pains; however, because of the location it may be an ulcer, or acid reflux. If you get pain in your chest next, that is what it is. Try taking some Tylenol DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT take MOTRIN. If it is an Ulcer, Motrin will make your heart race and you will be in so much pain you will feel like you're having a heart attack. If tylenol does not help, go to the DR. Right away!!!

      I have had stress enduced acid reflux, and ulcers, and the doctor put me on Previcid. It helped Tremendously! I have also had my appendix removed when I was younger. The pain for my appendix was pretty much in my entire stomach, left, right, middle. When it was my appendix the only comfortable position was in the fetal position.

  2. QUESTION:
    Would a lump from an Aortic Anyresum move around?
    I have a pulsating, tender lump that moves around bedside my navel. It is usually on the left of my belly button but if I press it, it travels to above my belly button or to the other side of it. This lump causes tenderness and pain mostly on the right side from below my below button to just under my rib cage.

    Would a lump from an aortic anyresum be moveable?
    I'm only 24.

    • ANSWER:
      No aortic aneurysms are not "moveable"...what you describe sounds very much like a hernia...see your doctor who will arrange for you to see the specialist who can fix this for you. Its a relatively simple procedure so do not be worried.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a peptic, gastric and duodenal ulcer and what are some natural ways to deal?
    the discomfort of them? Also, what organ is located about an inch above the navel and to my right (would be an observers left)?

    • ANSWER:
      GASTRIC ULCER:
      Ulceration of the GASTRIC MUCOSA due to contact with GASTRIC JUICE. It is often associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
      symptoms are:
      1)Recurrent abdominal pain - dull and burning type pain usually located in epigastric area (area between belly button and rib cage)
      2)Abdominal pain after food
      3)Abdominal pain at night
      4)Blood in vomit
      5)Nausea
      6)Anorexia
      7)Black stools
      8)Fatigue
      9)Breathlessness

      The list of conventional treatments are;
      Symptomatic relief: antacid preparations
      Anti-acid medications: "Proton-Pump" inhibitors (eg omeprazole, lansoprazole), H2 antagonists (eg ranitidine, cimetidine)
      Eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection: oral antibiotics, proton pump inhibitor
      Avoidance of NSAID medications (aspirin, ibuprofen (Nurofen, Brufen etc)
      Surgery - partial gastrectomy

      PEPTIC ULCERS
      A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine.

      List of causes or underlying conditions;
      1)Helicobacter pylori bacteria
      2)Excess stomach acid
      3)Stomach cancer
      4)Pancreatic cancer
      5)GERD - a cause of esophageal ulcers
      6)Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

      Treatments for gastrointestinal bleeding:
      Emergency treatment - if gastrointestinal bleeding from a bleeding ulcer is suspected
      Blood transfusions
      See also treatment of anemia - because anemia can result from gastrointestinal bleeding and its blood loss.
      Discontinue causative medications - for NSAIDs and other secondary causes
      Antibiotics - mainly for the treatment of H Pylori infections

      Natural method of treatment;
      Lifestyle changes
      Diet changes
      Avoid ulcer triggering foods
      Avoid spicy food
      Avoid fatty foods
      Avoid alcohol
      Avoid caffeine
      Quit smoking
      Reduce stress

      DUODENAL ULCER
      A peptic ulcer located in the DUODENUM
      Some of the possible causes of Duodenal ulcer include:
      Excess stomach acid
      Helicobacter pylori bacteria

      Mostly similar to symptoms of peptic ulcers
      Abdominal pain
      Abdominal pain after meals
      Pain below the ribs
      Gastrointestinal bleeding

      You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  4. QUESTION:
    I have severe left-side abdominal cramps; should I be concerned?
    The past three days I have been having some severe, extremely painful left-side abdominal pain/ cramping. These pains are on the left side, below the rib cage and above the belly button. I guess it's closer to the center of my stomach (just left of the belly button). These pains are particularly bad when standing and walking, but aren't nearly as bad when sitting/laying. They tend to come in waves, where for like 10 minutes it's constant pain, then it'll go away for like an hour. However, even once the sharp pain goes away for awhile, there's still a dull pain and it hurts when I push on the area. I've also noticed I haven't been able to go to the bathroom as much either (constipation). What could this be? I'm a male, teens, and have good overall health (excluding this, of course).

    • ANSWER:
      Ok go to the store and buy MiraLax because your bowls are backed up but before you do that go to your doctor to make sure nothings wrong with your abdomen

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Pain In My Ribs When I Inhale

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have a pain under my rib sometimes randomly and when i sleep?
    For the past few weeks I have been getting a pain in the rib under my left breast. Sometimes it hurts randomly and most nights it hurts more after sleeping on my sides. Should I be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey man, I have the exact same problem then it goes away and comes back again for a few weeks, My doctor told me it was integestion, Try not eating too soon before you go to bed or your 10 mile + gut tube can have problems digesting your food, causing air to go in place's the body doesnt like it being very much.

      Iff the problem proceed's then go and see a doctor.

      Iff your a female then i suggest you go and see a doctor asap.

      Iff you smoke ciggerates or weed, That can also be the cause due to inhaling.

      Hope this helped ;)

  2. QUESTION:
    What is that pain you feel near your lower rib cage while running?
    When I run for a set amount of time I get this pain near my rib cage region. The pain begins to causes me to have a weird breathing pattern, like I can only inhale slightly before the pain forces me to exhale. Does this mean I just have poor cardio? lol

    • ANSWER:
      It is a stitch. They are pretty common when you first start out running or you are running harder/faster than you have been training. It is completely normal and you just have to push through it and it will go away on that individual run. It will disappear forever if you keep training at the same pace. Good luck! And don't give up!

  3. QUESTION:
    What causes those sharp pains beneath the ribs when you inhale?
    I've had these all my life, but lately they are lasting a few days. When I breathe in, I'll get a sharp pain in my ribcage area. Are these growing pains? What causes them and how can I help prevent them? They are really painful!

    • ANSWER:
      I had that once, and i went to my doctor. He said it was pleurisy. Which, at the time I didn't really question. He said it was nothing to worry about, and gave me some medicine. Some celebrex, and something else I think.... Anyway, I looked it up when I read your question, and pleurisy means: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. (The area in between the lungs and chest wall.) Typically characterized by sudden onset, painful and difficult respiration, and by sharp pain in the rib and chest wall area.

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Hurts Ribs When I Breathe

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your ribs hurt when you breathe and more?
    On both sides of my ribs hurt like CRAZY!!! It hurts to breathe, it hurts to get up, it hurts to cough, sneeze, laugh, and run. I just cant take the pain no more. it has been going on for months. I have been planning to go to the doctors but I have so much school work and studying. I dont know what to do. NEED YOUR HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the doctor. Or if it's especially bad, the ER.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why does the left side of my ribs hurt when I breathe?
    All of a sudden it started hurting, and i dont know why because I haven't done anything to hurt my ribs, like fallen or something. Does anyone have any idea what it might be?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several factors that would come into play here to help determine what may be causing this pain. I wouldn't jump to conclusions and think that it was a lung issue or rib issue without first ruling out a mustle pull/strain. Chances are, if you are not in excruciating pain where you want nothing else but to go to the ER, it is probably a muscular issue. You may not remember how it happened, it could have been a twisting motion you did at some point where the pain started the following day. You could have slept on your side wrong. Depending on how long you have had this pain, I would proceed with cautious observation. Avoid strenuous exercise for a few days to allow the injury to heal, and use warm compresses for a few moments at a time on the painful area. If the pain persists, see your primary care physician, or go to a walk-in clinic for an evaluation. Without listening to your lungs with a stethascope, it is difficult to get a good idea what is going on with your lungs. Hope this helps. Please e-mail with any questions you may have.

  3. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you have air bubbles in your right rib cage?
    So about 6 months ago my friend had hurt my rib cage by squeezing me so hard that it left bruises on both side of my ribs i still have the bruises on my sides to this day and every now and then when i breathe in or move the wrong way i get a really sharp pain in my right rib that it hurts to move or breathe its been happening more frequently now though at least 3 times a day for the past week or so what do you think it could be from

    • ANSWER:
      That pressure caused your back muscles to tighten up and they are now pressing onto nerves going around your chest to cause pains in the rib, chest or heart areas. When breathing the ribs expand into the muscles to cause the pains. To get rid of the pains you have to free up your back muscles to release the tight ones pressing into the nerves and here's how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do while sitting on a chair)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front, and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

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Pain Under Left Rib Cage And Left Shoulder Blade

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have had these symptoms twice in the last 14 hours and i'm 39 weeks pregnant?
    I keep getting light headed so pretty much dizzy, my back hurts like directly down my spine from about my shoulder blades down, my ribs hurt?, i'm having this stabbing pain right under my left rib cage, nasuae, keep getting a little shaky, get hot, and have a headache. Does ANYONE know what this could be? Please help i don't know what to do this is my first pregnancy.

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any tips on a Gallbladder diet?
    I have sharp pains under my rib cage and my shoulder blade area, so I am assuming its a gallbladder attack or inflammation. Any tips on what to eat to avoid this? Are their foods that trigger this? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds more like tight back muscles pressing into the nerves going around your body to send pains into the rib, chest or heart areas. Even if it was gall bladder I would have the same release for you, the back muscles, for they can also press into the nerves leaving the spine that go to the organs and pressure on the nerves to the gall bladder could cause it to go into pain, just as the pressure on the nerves going around your back can send the pains around your body. To get rid of either of these problems you have to release your back muscles to free up the tight ones pressing into the nerves and here's how to do that release:
      Back:
      (do while sitting on a chair)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front, and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  3. QUESTION:
    I hurt my back and landed on the bottom part of my shoulder blad and now it really hurts?
    I was on a skate board and went up to grind on a rail then slipped :p my back hit the corner if the rectangular rail right under my left shoulder blade. My left arm felt dead for about two minute right after, now it's functional. Under my left shoulder blade hurts really bad and so does my chest when I breathe, sneeze or talk, so does my rib cage. It happened early yesterday and it won't stop the pain sometimes if I move my shoulder funny or have to sneeze it literally drops me to the ground in pain. What should I do? What's wrong with me? How can I fix this? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you cracked a rib to me. Things like sneezing causing pain are a good indication of either bruised ribs, or a cracked rib. If this is the case, they will wrap your ribs to keep everything in place until you heal. Do not skateboard again until you know what happened and how long it will take to heal.

      The only way to tell for sure is to go get an xray. In the meantime, take something for the pain.

      I hope you feel better soon. :)

  4. QUESTION:
    When i woke up this morning i had a sharp pain under my right rib cage and at the top of my right shoulder?
    the pain occurs mostly when i take a deep breath. it feels like a stab under my rib cage and at the top of my right shoulder blade. i tired laying on my left side, but it hurts horribly. the only time im comfortable is when i am laying on my back. i would rather not go to the doctor, so do you have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      could be a muscle pull or a neck/back problem (cervical spondylosis) due to the way you slept. if the pain continues or worsens, see a doctor. good luck

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Pain Ribs When Coughing

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long does someone generally live after being diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic Prostate Cancer?
    My friend just found out he has prostate cancer that spread to his bones. Apparently he has been walking around with this for 8 years and no one ever caught it. He had even been to the ER on more than one occasion for back pain and fractured ribs from coughing. I don't understand how it wasn't found before it got to this point.

    • ANSWER:
      The 5 year survival rate is 28%.
      Bone mets are very easy to see on x-ray so I don’t know how it would take so long to diagnose.

  2. QUESTION:
    What could be wrong if you have chest / rib pain while coughing?
    My sister is 15 and has very bad allergies. Also has exercised induced asthma. She's been coughing for 2 weeks now, and having alot of rib pain while coughing. So much, that it hurts to move her arm above her head. I'm trying to get my parents to call the doctor. What could possibly be wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      you have cartlidge between the ribs and constant coughing can cause inflamation in the cartlidge.. which in turn causes pain or discomfort . also you use muscles around the ribs when you cough and they get sore.

  3. QUESTION:
    How come every time I cough I get a sharp pain in my ribs?
    Every time I cough I get a sharp pain in my ribs and even if I do not cough it still hurts in that same spot. It is on the bottom of my right rib. I've had a cold and I don't know why it's doing this.

    • ANSWER:
      If you've been coughing really violently for a long time you might have bruised a rib or something, or maybe you injured it some other way.

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Pain Rib Left

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes sharp pain, left side under rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?
    I have this sharp pain, under my rib cage in left side it started under rib cage now spread to lower back all the way left hip and toward my left leg going on for days. Pain is now intense??

    • ANSWER:
      This might sound completly insane, but try raping ur head in tin foil! The only reason I can see is this odd condition where the membrain of the brain is very weak and becomes hyper sensitive to electrical signals like cell phones send out. tin foil creats a faraday cage effect and protects ur brain from the signals.

      there are 2 other possiblities.

      it could be u experieced such pain in ur past before, so ur body has become so used to the pain that it sends signals even tho there is no pain there. no solution

      or it could be a nerve ending in ur brain nech or further down in ur spine, has been pintched, which creats the real feeling of pain. The solution for this is to take some asprine and masage the neck and also work out the spine, or get a professional.

      hope there is a solution to ur problem...

  2. QUESTION:
    what causes sharp pain on left side when coughing?
    Blowing nose or coughing causes the never before pain, under the ribs. My left side feels heavy and I feel tired.

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  3. QUESTION:
    What could be causing pain and tingling in my body?
    I have pain in my shoulders and neck and my lower back. I have tingling in my left forearm, and in my left leg from my calf to my ankle. I also have pain in my rib under my left underarm. Sometimes I have pain in my right ankle. I have been experiencing this pain for a couple months now. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a year ago but was told recently to stop taking synthroid until my new blood results come back from a new doctor. I am 19 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Tight muscles can press onto the nerves to cause the tingling. Tight muscles in the back will have the pains there as well as sending it around the body on the nerves to be in the chest or belly area. They can press on nerves going to the legs to cause the pains there as well as trap nerves going to your arms to cause pains in them. To get rid of these pains you have to free up your back muscles to get the pressure off the nerves and here's how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      Tight muscles in your neck can be pressing on nerves there to cause the pains in your head. To get rid of those pains you have to free up your neck muscles and here's how to free them up:
      Neck Release:
      Place your hands behind your head touching your fingers. Press into the back of your neck with them and hold the pressure on them. After 45 seconds slowly lower your head until your neck is fully extended. Release the pressure but hold your head there for another 30 seconds. For both-
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  4. QUESTION:
    I have a pain under my rib sometimes randomly and when i sleep?
    For the past few weeks I have been getting a pain in the rib under my left breast. Sometimes it hurts randomly and most nights it hurts more after sleeping on my sides. Should I be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey man, I have the exact same problem then it goes away and comes back again for a few weeks, My doctor told me it was integestion, Try not eating too soon before you go to bed or your 10 mile + gut tube can have problems digesting your food, causing air to go in place's the body doesnt like it being very much.

      Iff the problem proceed's then go and see a doctor.

      Iff your a female then i suggest you go and see a doctor asap.

      Iff you smoke ciggerates or weed, That can also be the cause due to inhaling.

      Hope this helped ;)

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Pain In My Left Ribs When I Breathe

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Pain and tightness in the left side of my ribs when I breathe in?
    I have been experiencing tightness/pressure and pain in the left side of my ribs when I breathe in. It almost feels like if I breathe in anymore, my ribs will crack. Does anybody have any idea what this could be?
    When I breathe normally, I don't feel anything. When I take a deep breath, I experience this pain.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have torn the muscles between your ribs. I did this around Christmas. The more active you are, the harder it is for it to heal, even breathing can hurt. Rest them up, it takes a while but they will get better.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why am I getting sharp pains under my left rib cage?
    I've been getting sharp pains under my left rib cage lately that come and go. When I get them it's to the point where I am in tears and it hurts to breathe and hurts to move. I am not sure what this could be. I am a 19 year old female who has never really had any other stomach problems so I'm not sure what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      See your doctor, I had something similar and it turned out to be pneumonia. You've probably pulled something but it doesn't hurt to get checked out.

  3. QUESTION:
    I've been having pain under left rib and left upper shoulder. Anyone know what this could be?
    I've been having severe pain under my left rib. I can't breathe in or out especially deeply without excruciating pain from under my rib. I feel a dull pain in my upper left shoulder as well and when I bend I have a chest pain in my left breast. At first I thought it could be a gas bubble but after taking antiacids and gas-x for 2 days nothing has helped. Anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your doctor and ask about your spleen. I ended up with a gallbladder problem but first thought it was my spleen.

pain in my left ribs when i breathe

Pain Under Rib Cage And Left Shoulder

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Pain on my left abdomen what could it be?
    I have been having a sharp pain in my left abdomen right under my rib cage and also in my left shoulder for a few days now. It hurts when breathe. Ithurts when you push on it. I canteen sneeze. When ingot get that last bigbreat to sneeze,my sneeze goes away bc I cant get a good enough breath. What could it be?

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  2. QUESTION:
    Stabbing pain in my left shoulder. Is this a sign of heart disease?
    Just got back from the ER - I have a stabbing pain in my left shoulder, pain under my arm, the back of my neck is stiff, and I get pains under my rib cage on the left side. Anyone else ever had this and if yes what was your diagnosis. A little freaked right now. They wanted to keep me in the hospital over night but let me come home.

    • ANSWER:
      Im not sure what this could be, but they did want to keep you overnight so Im thinking you should have stayed. They usually don't want to keep you there for no reason as you are taking up a bed that they need. So if you don't need it, they don't offer it to you so you must have needed it.
      I would go back if you are still in pain!

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any tips on a Gallbladder diet?
    I have sharp pains under my rib cage and my shoulder blade area, so I am assuming its a gallbladder attack or inflammation. Any tips on what to eat to avoid this? Are their foods that trigger this? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds more like tight back muscles pressing into the nerves going around your body to send pains into the rib, chest or heart areas. Even if it was gall bladder I would have the same release for you, the back muscles, for they can also press into the nerves leaving the spine that go to the organs and pressure on the nerves to the gall bladder could cause it to go into pain, just as the pressure on the nerves going around your back can send the pains around your body. To get rid of either of these problems you have to release your back muscles to free up the tight ones pressing into the nerves and here's how to do that release:
      Back:
      (do while sitting on a chair)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front, and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  4. QUESTION:
    Stomach pain after eating peanut butter sandwiches four days ago and pain is still here? What can this be?
    My stomach feels like hard and bloated. I'm having pain under my rib cage and naval. Ive also been getting this like these contraction feelings in my stomach. Like my intestines are twitching or something. I'm kind of curious. My dad has intestinal problems and can't eat certain foods (like peanut butter). Only this is I'm 19 and he started having issues in his 40's?

    • ANSWER:
      You can have pinched muscles in your back that are pressing on the nerves for the other organs as they leave the spine. Pressure on the nerves for the stomach would make it put out more acid and that would cause a burning sensation in your stomach, some say it feels like a bad heartburn other say it's like cramps. You have to release the muscles in your back to get rid of these pains and here's how to do that:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder and find the muscles next to your spine and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      for best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
      I doubt the pain is from the sandwiches, but from how you may have held your back at the time.

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Pain In My Rib Cage When I Breathe

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes sharp pain in center rib cage when breathing in deeply?
    Suddenly yesterday while breathing in, I felt a strong, sharp, stabbing pain in the center of the body, right where your rib cage separates in the front bottom. It's still happening today! If I breathe normally, it doesn't happen, but with a yawn or any other deeper breathe in, in stabs me! What could suddenly be causing this? I have no health problems and was just laying in bed when it started. I can't seem to stretch it out or do anything to help it. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      its called muscle spasm..
      it can happened to anyone maybe because of stressed
      but the cause is still unsure..
      u should consult gp doctor

  2. QUESTION:
    What does sharp pain under the right side rib cage mean?
    Occasionally if I move a certain way or breathe or lay a certain way I'll get a sharp pain under my right rib cage. I can't move or even breathe because it feels like someone is pulling the muscle the other way when I do. It hurts so bad and i'm worried it could be something worse than just a sudden pain.

    • ANSWER:
      Its happening to me right now. I was wondering if its appendicitis possibly? SOMEONE ELSE ANSWER

  3. QUESTION:
    I have pain under the rib cage when coughing or breathing hard, should I see a doctor?
    Two weeks ago, I had a cold, lost my voice, and had chest congestion. I had bad dry coughing fits that produced small amounts of mucus. Now I have pain under my rib cage on the right side right at my bra strap area when I cough or sneeze.

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pain in my rib cage when i breathe

Hurts Ribs When I Cough

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I make my stomach stop hurting when I cough?
    I have bronchitis, but instead of my ribs hurting when I cough my stomach feels like it's being clawed from the inside out every time i cough. I realize there isn't much i can do, but is there anything at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Difficult as coughing strains the tummy muscles.

      You can take adequate pain medication, and the application of ice (Brrrrrr). Rest as much as you can and "a loosely wrapped elastic bandage may be worn for compression and restriction of movement. "

      If it gets really, really bad, have a word with your doctor.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you broke a rib?
    I'm really sick and I've been coughing a lot and on my right side by my rib, it feels really tender and it hurts! I wonder if I cracked a rib coughing or something. It feels like i have a huge invisible bruise. (I don't see anything)

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have difficulty breathing? Are you coughing up blood? These are few symptoms of a broken rib besides extreme pain.

      -rds

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to really hurt your ribs from coughing?
    I've had a cough for 3 weeks straight now, and a couple days ago my right rib, right under my breast has really started to hurt. It used to be only when I coughed but now it hurts 24/7, even when I'm sitting and stuff. Is it possible that I did something to it from coughing too much? If so, what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the more important question is why you're coughing so much. The reason you have the cough could also be the reason you're having that sort of pain.

      The only advice I can give would be to go see a doctor and describe your symptoms.

      Just from coughing... It's possible to hurt your ribs but I understand it's pretty uncommon.

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