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pain around ribcage

I have pain in my right side of my ribcage and it has been two days.what are the possible reasons and what should i do.
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1345979 tn?1277044342
Sometimes you can have a rib out of place. It can go back on its own, or you may want to visit a chiropractor
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This could also be symptoms of a gallbladder problem, which can be very common while dieting.  Certain foods can make it worse, usually fatty foods.  You should see your doctor.
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1100156 tn?1323923521
It might also be costo chondritis, although usually the pain is located near the sternum. However, I had severe pain on the left side. It's an inflammation of the cartilage in the chest wall. It's not generally very serious but I have had it before and it can be quite painful.
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351246 tn?1379682132
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
This could be due costochondritis (inflammation of the joint between rib and sternum. The inflammation around the joint area gives sharp pain on taking a breath. This can also cause tenderness on pressing the area which pains. An orthopedic doctor can diagnose this for you. Generally there is no cause. However it can be due to infection, blow, injury, or fibromyalgia. It usually goes away on its own. Otherwise it can be treated with muscle relaxants, and non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
Pleuritis and Pulmonary embolism are other possibilities causing chest pain with breath. A CT scan of the chest can rule out both. Another possibility that can explain the pain is pericarditis. It causes chest pain aggravated by laughing yawning and deep breathing and also causes radiation of pain to arms. Again an EKG, heat echo and chest X-ray is required. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please consult your doctor ASAP.
Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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