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What Causes Soreness In The Upper Rib Cage?

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Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Question: I have a lot of soreness at the top of my rib cage, right in the middle. It hurts when I move or when I touch it.
It just started today.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it can be muscle pain or rib injury

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. You may have muscle injury or rib injury.Before I advised you anything I would like to know little detail of the illness.
1.Do you have any injury or fall?
2.Is this pain more with movement or coughing or sneezing ?
3.Do you have Diabetes or Thyroid or Smoking?
Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (46 minutes later)
Hi.
1. No I did not have an injury or fall.
2. The pain is there all the time, but is worse with movement.
3. I have high blood sugar, but we are just watching it at this point.
I have been having a lot of migraine headaches and have been taking more Tramadol and Norco than usual.
It feels similar to when I would have gallbladder issues-but I had my gallbladder removed.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You may have liver problems

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for replying. I think your pain can be due to liver problem. This can be due to following causes.
1.Gall bladder is removed so already you have compromise liver.
2.As you are taking Tramadol and narcotics which put loads on liver.
3.Your pain is similar to what you have in past.
So I have following suggestions.
1.You need to avoid fatty food in diet.
2.Check your liver function test and get ultrasound to see if you are not having enlarge liver.
3.If these tests are not normal then you need to see a physician as soon as possible.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (32 minutes later)
Thank you very much. I will see about getting that checked out.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Wish you a fast recovery

Detailed Answer:
I wish you a fast recovery. please write a review.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

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What Causes Soreness In The Upper Rib Cage?

Brief Answer: it can be muscle pain or rib injury Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. You may have muscle injury or rib injury.Before I advised you anything I would like to know little detail of the illness. 1.Do you have any injury or fall? 2.Is this pain more with movement or coughing or sneezing ? 3.Do you have Diabetes or Thyroid or Smoking? Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. thanks