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Pain in both rib cages near the bottom front to back. Body

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aches all over and really...
Pain in both rib cages near the bottom front to back. Body aches all over and really tired
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Customer: Pain started over a month ago under right Brest in ribs. Then had pain up neck and into shoulder and arm all right side. It lasted for a couple of weeks then stopped but I could still feel the pain in my ribs mildly all along. A week ago the pain in my ribs came back worse and yesterday my left rib cage began to hurt also. I woke up today with whole body sore and stiff along with both ribs hurting. Have have fatigue this whole time also.
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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Such symptoms can be triggered by a viral infection commonly.

Inflammatory response from the body can overshoot causing muscle and joint inflammation.

Next possibility can be rheumatological disorder.

Rheumatoid arthritis, Polymyositis are such examples.

You will need chest xrays and blood tests like blood count, sed rate, crp, rheumatoid factor, ck, aldolase, ana titer etc.

Any inflammatory condition can be treated by oral steroids.

First an anti inflammatory like ibuprofen may be tried 600 mg 3 times daily with food.
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