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Rib symptoms

Rib symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Rib symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Rib symptoms: rib pain, Rib rash, Rib itch, Rib swelling, Rib bruise, Chest expansion, asymmetrical, Abnormal rib number, Barrel chest or other types.

Rib symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ribs. See detailed information below for a list of 157 causes of Rib symptoms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Rib symptoms:

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Rib symptoms: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Rib symptoms, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Rib symptoms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Rib symptoms

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Message Boards for Rib symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Rib symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Rib symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the affected area of the chest looking for swelling, bruising, tenderness and deformity that may indicate rib fractures
    • Examine the lungs for signs of complications from rib fractures such as pneumothorax or lung collapse
    • Examine for signs of Cushing's syndrome such as thin skin, bruising, high blood pressure, stretch marks, proximal muscle weakness, acne, pigmentation, excess hair on face, frontal balding in males, moon face, buffalo hump, truncal obesity, fluid retention
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Renal function, electrolytes and liver function tests especially to test for alkaline phosphatase, calcium and phosphorus. Bone metastases may cause elevated alkaline phosphatase and calcium. Multiple myeloma may have evidence of renal failure and may have elevated calcium, protein and uric acid. Hyperparathyroidism may cause elevated calcium
  • more tests...»

Rib symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rib symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Rib symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Rib symptoms: Deaths

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Organs affected by Rib symptoms:

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Detailed list of causes of Rib symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Rib symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Rib symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rib symptoms. Of the 157 causes of Rib symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 156 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rib symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Rib symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Rib symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Rib symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Rib symptoms?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Rib symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Rib symptoms:

Subtypes of Rib symptoms:

Rib pain (31 causes), Rib pain (31 causes), Rib rash (21 causes), Rib itch (20 causes), Rib swelling (24 causes), Rib bruise (14 causes), Chest expansion, asymmetrical (13 causes), Abnormal rib number (19 causes), Barrel chest (32 causes), Barrel chest in children (13 causes), Bumps on ribs (12 causes), Costovertebral angle tenderness (11 causes), CVA tenderness, Gradual onset of rib pain (8 causes), Intercostal bulging (3 causes), Intercostal retractions (17 causes), Intermittent rib pain (10 causes), Intermittent rib pain on both sides (9 causes), Intermittent rib pain on one side (10 causes), Narrow rib cage (34 causes), Pain below the 12th rib (12 causes), Painful rib cage in children (5 causes), Rib abnormalities (21 causes), Rib pain on both sides (7 causes), Ribcage hurt (4 causes), Severe rib pain on one side (13 causes), Sports related stress fractures of the ribs (5 causes), Sudden onset of rib pain (13 causes), Intercostal rib retractions (14 causes), rib bruise (14 causes), rib rash (21 causes), rib swelling (24 causes), rib itch (20 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Rib symptoms:

Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes)

Symptoms related to Rib symptoms:

Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Rib pain (31 causes), Rib rash (21 causes), Rib itch (20 causes), Rib swelling (24 causes), Rib bruise (14 causes), Chest expansion, Asymmetrical

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Medical News summaries about Rib symptoms

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