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When I touch my right ribs it's very painful, this has been

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Hi, when I touch my right ribs it's very painful, this has been on going for about a year. It can be very sore to touch at the base of the rib closest to my chest. Also it feels a little lumpy? It can be very sore and it worries me
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

thanks for requesting me.

you could be having long term chostochondritis inflammation of your ribs or cartilage.

you could have had a trauma to your ribs and a small hairline fracture of your ribs. bones and ribs can take many months and months to heal up often.

you should ask your doctor for a chest CT scan which can see the ribs in much more detail and check for hairline fractures.

you could have a bone spur growing out of your ribs pressing on the intracostal nerve which runs on the underside of your rib. a bone spur from the rib can cause it to feel a bit lumpy