Rib pain

Also known as Costal Pain

Rib pain is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of rib pain are bruise, fracture of the rib, and sprain or strain. Other possible causes, such as burn, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with rib pain, 44% report having back pain, 42% report having cough, and 40% report having sharp chest pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with rib pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, complete blood count, electrocardiogram, kidney function tests, glucose measurement, intravenous fluid replacement and electrolytes panel .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with rib pain include caffeine, trichlormethiazide (naqua), triprolidine (actifed), naloxone / pentazocine, acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine, hydrocortisone-iodoquinol topical, homatropine / hydrocodone, chloroquine, codeine / phenylephrine / promethazine, pentazocine (talwin), trolamine salicylate topical, belladonna extract, usp (butibel) and telithromycin (ketek) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for rib pain include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get rib pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
1.1x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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