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What causes muscle strain in ribs after vomiting?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: Hello my name is XXXX, i am having some pain on my upper to mid right side of my back. I went to the hospital they said i strained my ribs after vomiting for so long. The pain comes and goes, is this something i should be concerned about
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely muscle strain from vomiting

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

muscle strain from vomiting is a possible cause. PLease specify which kind of examinations took place at the hospital,

best regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (51 minutes later)
I have attached whatthey gave me. I am also putting hot patches on my upper back, but it usually starts hurting after i eat
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Any EXAMINATIONS took place?

Detailed Answer:
Dear Patient,


what you attached is only an advice for muscle strain. What i please need to know is:

how did they come to the diagnose of mucle strain, only through physical examination or where any bood tests, x rays or other tests done?

Best regards
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Follow up: Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (6 hours later)
Blood work was done, x-rays, a catscan. I have no blood clogs, my heart is fine. And they told me if i notice it continues after i eat to go to a gi.
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Further GI diagnostic advisable

Detailed Answer:
Dear Patient,

if the above mentioned tests showed no results the diagnose of muscle strain seems realistic to me.

However, if Problem persiststs after eating, further Gi diagnostic such as ultrasound Abdomen is advisable.

best regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes muscle strain in ribs after vomiting?

Brief Answer: Most likely muscle strain from vomiting Detailed Answer: Dear patient, muscle strain from vomiting is a possible cause. PLease specify which kind of examinations took place at the hospital, best regards