Ribs

Acute Costochondritis
Acute costochondritis is caused by straining the chest/rib area, resulting in inflammation of the cartilage that connects the chest wall. It can be mistaken for heart attack symptoms.

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Pain Below the Ribs
This pain is commonly caused by stomach-related issues like indigestion or stomach ulcer, inflammation of the right or left side organs, or an injury.

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Rib Pain on Both Sides Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions
Rib pain on both sides can be caused by inflammation of the cartilage known as acute costochondritis (chest wall syndrome), atypical chest pain, or normal occurrence of chest pain. Read on below for more information on causes and relief options.

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10 Rib Pain Causes
Rib pain or pain in the chest wall that feels like it comes from a rib may be caused by traumatic injury, muscle strain, joint inflammation, or chronic pain, and ranges in severity. Rib cage pain can be associated with bruising, difficulty taking a deep breath, joint pain, and more. Read more below to learn what may be causing your rib pain and when to seek treatment.

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Pectus Carinatum Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
Pectus carinatum is a deformity of the chest in which the front of the chest protrudes forward. It is believed to be caused by factors including abnormal growth.

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Rib Pain That Gets Worse When Breathing, Coughing, Sneezing, or Laughing
The ribs enclose many organs, so rib pain from coughing, breathing, sneezing or laughing can have a variety of causes, including pulmonary, musculoskeletal and cardiac issues that range in severity. Read more below to learn what may be causing your rib pain from coughing, breathing, sneezing, or laughing, and how your doctor may treat it.

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What Causes a Painless Chest Wall Lump? Your Symptoms Explained
A painless lump on the chest can most commonly be caused by a skin condition like an abscess, wart, or cysts. Rare causes for a painless chest wall lump include non cancerous cell growth known as lipoma, dermatofibroma, or breast cancer. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.

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