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Regardless of whether you're having sex or not at the time, yes, you can have rib pain....     Of course, this rib pain could also be coincidental to having sex...
The differential diagnosis or list of possible things that could cause what you're describing is a mile long (or at least it seems like it).  A number of factors come to mind.  In older (former) smokers w/high blood pressure,
Go see your family doctor!  S/he is trained to evaluate the cause of your pain and treat it.  You can probably safely ignore occasional pain but if it persists and affects your sleep, it's time to get checked out.  Good luck!
Thank you so much for your response. I am very thankful! They have put me on some steroids and antacids for now which has seemed to help tremendously with the discomfort and have thought my discomfort to be due to the overly
but breathing & coughing doesn't since both require use of your intercostal muscles and ribs.  You didn't... have pneumonia, broken ribs, or pneumothorax (air in wrong place or collapsed lung).  I wonder...
are predominantly made of calcium so there should be no surprise that your ribs (which are bones) are calcified.  I'd... ends of the ribs can become calcified over time, so don't be too surprised there either.  Your family...
, if the soreness in your ribs lasts more than a handful of days without getting ANY better...
with your body, don't put the rib cage under any pressure or stress. Be aware of the injured side when sitting...
Jason is right about VO2 max, and that if your body doesn't get enough oxygen your muscles will not be as effective. Getting a stitch while you run or progressively do exercise is quite normal, especially if you are just sta
Any injury?  Repetitive motion(s)?  Any new drugs?  Fevers, sweats or chills?  Unexplained weight loss?  How much alcohol do you consume?  Any jaundice (yellowish tinge to skin)?  How about cola colored urine or clay colored

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