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Floating Rib Injury
Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder,fatty liver,high triglycerides idea causing pain?
Right rib cage pain: Could be a retained stone especially if the gallbladder was removed laproscopically or biliary dyskinesia. may also be scarring or what is know as Postcholecysectomy syndrome. You have fatty liver and elevated Tg .Fish oil daily ( 2000 mg) can help with elevated TG . Please call you doctor in AM or visit urgent care/ ER you need evaluation and checking LFT, ultrasound possibly CT ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?
Injury : significant bone and soft tissue of the left rib cage contusion, paravertebral lumbar area. Do you think he can play sports in a week?
Sharp shooting pain upper right back rib cage. Oouch! possibilities? No recent physical injury. Feels directly in the ribs. Not any deeper
Time and Massages: Only time will help heal and stop the symptoms ...Read more
Yes, at the back, --: If its swollen for any reason. Generally ribs do not swell, unless growing a cyst or a tumor in it. These are extremely uncommon, to say the least. A healing fracture off a bone could be felt as a swelling. These are located at the back , on either side of the spine and covered by plenty of muscles. Difficult to be seen or felt easily, except in a very skinny person. ...Read more
See your doctor: If it hurts when you press on it. It is likely musculoskeletal in origin and may be a muscle strain. If you had a viral infection recently it could be pleurisy or inflammation of your lung lining. If you are tall and skinny, you may have burst a an air filled sac on your lungs. You could have also pulled a muscle doing strenuous sex. You may need a chest x-ray. You should also do testicular exam ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Need chest xray: They could be several reason for pain in the rib, from trauma, metabolic, tumor, inflamatory, infectious, perhaps intraabominal or intrathoraxic pathology.Need a lot more detatails about this pain characteristics.Recomended to seeyour fp and chest x-ray.May need more diagnostic testing such as ct scan and or bone scan. ...Read more
Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??
Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more
Thoracic spine pain, with bending or movement. Feels bruised when press on 1 bone. Is pain with movement ligaments? 25 female, no injury. Been 2 mths.
Two months is: Too long for muscle or ligament problem. Get medical attention to make sure it is not infection or tumor. ...Read more
Flank pain...: Your pain could be coming from the spine, however, other possibilities to consider based on the location of your pain (the 'flank'): kidney infection, kidney stone, abdominal aortic aneurysm, even diverticulitis or appendicitis. Another often overlooked source of 'flank pain' is caused by irritation of the quadratus lumborum muscle. Your physician can help diagnose your problem. ...Read more