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rib pain

For about a week now i have been suffering with terrible pain under my right breast which seems to be coming from my rib cage and is now affecting my upper right back.
I have been sent up to A & E by my doctor and had a blood test and x-ray but all came up fine apart from the doc said i had extra calcium build up on my ribs.  She is baffled by my symptoms and isnt quite sure what is wrong she is thinking that i may have ripped the muscle from my ribs which is causing the pain. this just seems to be getting worse now with the back pain. I am taking my pain killers and as soon as they wear off i am in pain again.  I am getting so depressed at not being able to do much as i constantly get a sharp pain in my ribs when doing anything even walking.  She has said if no better by thurs then i should have some kind of scan.  Does anyone know what this could be or know of anyone who has had these kinds of symptoms??
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Sorry you are in so much pain.I have been having pain for the last 7 months........ They did a ct-scan on me to rule out causes....It could be your gallbladder.If you are in all this pain I would ask your dr. for a scan.It does not hurt a bit.............Hope you get eling better soon.
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My suggestion would be don't give up on finding out what the problem is. If you are in enough pain that you are on pain medication, then there is a reason why. If your doctor can't find the answer, move on to another one.
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still havent found out whats wrong now 3 mnths down the line. going for more xrays and doc has now put me on higher dosage of slow release pain killers. im so worried what is wrong with me..........
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I am a 25 year old female. I have been getting sharp pains on my rib cages on both sides. When I cough it hurts like he'll. Went to the doctors, had an xray, came back clear. No chest infection. Took antibiotics for a week. Didn't do anything. Pain is still there. Don't do much physical activity, except walking. What could the pain be caused by. Any suggestions? I am a smoker, but only a social smoker. Never had this pain before.
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Did you ever find out what was causing your right rib pain?  I am having it now myself and saw your postings here from 2008 and 2009.  Hoping you can help me???

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It hurts the most when I reach up for something. Just went into my upper back.
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