Intermittent Rib Pain GP says its Muscle related

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I keep getting intermittent like shooting nerve pain in my ribs. It comes & goes. Sometimes it can on the Right Hand Side and sometimes on the left hand side. Sometimes it on either side but in 12th rib. I have been to see 3 different GP's & they all say its muscular. I dont have acute back pain though. I go the the gym every night & lift weights without a problem, been going for 9 years. I feel fine in myself. No nausea, vomiting. No sweating etc. Appetite OK. What can it be ?? Should I listen to my GP. 

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    You don't mention your age but I'm guessing your young. Is there a reason your not believing these 3 GPs? In my opinion it is muscular but that does not mean you should ignore it. It might be a good idea to see a physical therapist a few times just to get a few exercises to help loosen those muscle in that area. The muscles involved are probably in the middle of your back which is why your feeling it on both sides. If you don't go to a physical therapist at least have someone show you some stretches to try to stretch those muscles in your back located right around that those ribs

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    Hi paul24724

    Perhaps you should go to your local A & E and get an xray of your ribs incase you may have a small crack or injury through exercising......just as a process of elimination.....best wishes...

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      Hi Lilian

      Thanks for the reply. The pain is never constant and is not severe (more a like a hard prod/poke, it comes and goes and from all different areas of the ribs. Can that be a fracture ?? Its weird.

      Thanks Paul

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      Hi paul24724

      You may be presenting with referred pain coming from the main point of trauma....it may just be a greenstick fracture which is very small...certainly get an xray.....as i previously said to eliminate a fracture...best wishes...

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