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Old 04-14-2005, 06:29 PM   #1
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Ribs Hurt When I Breath

Hi All,

Woke up this morning and when I breath/cough/sneeze now my upper ribs hurt however they do not hurt to touch.

Only my left hand side.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

 
Old 04-14-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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Re: Ribs Hurt When I Breath

Are you sure it's your ribs. Frequently the spaces between the ribs, called the intercostals which are comprised of muscle and tissue are what hurt and since the actual ribs do not hurt when you touch them it seems more likely to be these intercostal spaces. If you've been coughing and sneezing a lot then it is probably that you have strained these areas. Any other pain...chest pain? radiating pain? chris

 
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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Re: Ribs Hurt When I Breath

Hi Chris, NO I am not sure if it is my ribs, that was just a guess. I don't think I have been coughing or sneezing a lot but maybe I have?

NO other pain.

If it is the problem you suggested? Should I just rest or should I go see a doctor?

Thankyou

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Old 04-14-2005, 08:22 PM   #4
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Re: Ribs Hurt When I Breath

Well, since I am the biggest hypochondriac in the world, I would go directly to the doctor...in fact, I'd probably sit outside his house and hand in the morning paper when he got up to get it. Seriously though, if that the only pain your having I'd give a day or two to see if it subsides. If you begin have more intense pain, and it begins to radiate (go down your arm or up to your neck) then it could be a cardiac problem and then I'd head to the nearest ER. chris

 
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Re: Ribs Hurt When I Breath

Thanks Chris, I'll wait it out a few days and see what happens

Cheers!

 
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Re: Ribs Hurt When I Breath

Hi
My lower ribs really hurt when i move or touch them they feel very bruised both sides and the same place.Also the back of my neck hurts.I havent done anything to cause these symptoms went to bed fine on fiday night and got up with the pain in the morning

 
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