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Floating rib pain, joint pains. Test results normal. Prescribed vicodine, ibuprofen. Suggestion?

I am currenlty having floating rib pain on my left side. I have been dealing with this for years but it has never been this bad. I am 18 years old 128 lbs and have joint problems as well but never been to the doctor or hospital for my rib until last Wednesday Feb 13, 201. The ER doctor drew blood to look for a possible blood cloat in my lung did and EKG and took x rays, but didn t find anything. They prescribed vicodine and ibprofen for pain and sweeling.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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As per your history there can be plural or lung problem ,I will advise you to go for HRCT scan.
Was there any injury to your rib.
If pain persist than further investigation may be required.
Till time continue medication.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Tue, 8 Oct 2013
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