Patient discussion about rib cage

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Q. What causes cramps in, under and around the rib cage?

A1Im not really sure, but you may have IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects up to 55 million Americans, mostly women. IBS causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. There are IBS treatments such as diet and lifestyle changes and medications that can help. Do you have any of these symptoms? Almost everything that i found with rib cage pain said something about IBS. Not really sure if this is your problem, but I hope this helps.
A2between all the ribs there are 3 muscles, any one of the acting too much can cramp. i had it happen when i saw the movie "Borat" - i laughed so hard that two days later i waked strangly when every now and then i felt a harsh pain from between two ribs.
but that was once- if it happens to you often- go see a Dr.

take care!
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