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back pain that radiates to ribs

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bennett
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Many: Could be gall bladder disease but could also be musculo-skeletal such as a depressed or elevated rib or another rib injury(intercostal muscles). Have ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Could me muscular : Pleurisy , lung/heart condition , from trauma or strenuous activity etc get examined for reassurance!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Dr. Linda Tao answered
34 years experience Cardiology
? Ulcer: pain that connects the stomach and back may be due to an ulcer or irritation in the stomach lining. Pl get it checked out! Taking Motrin can really ir ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
See Doctor: You could have kidney stones, you could have a hernia, you could have a primary back problem- but if it is severe you need to ahve this checked out.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Go to ED: Its hard to diagnose these symptoms without a good history of your recent activity, how athletic you are normally, your medical history, list of meds, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Rib pain: More than likely muscular in nature.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor : Could be coming from your abdomen or could be of musculoskeletal origin. I recommend being evaluated by a physician.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Stm shldr, thgh pain: May be but more likely2 processes. Shoulder left rib pain could be from stomach , gastritis with or without H pylori, food intolerance ( fatty stool) ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Rhomboid and: levator scapulae muscle spasm is known to do the same thing with localized sharp back pain radiating to the front under the collarbone. Try warm comp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neck pain: Pain in the neck that is muscular is frequently felt between the shoulder blades and down to the mid back. This follows the anatomy of the trapezius m ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Zull
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Muscular features.: As stretching helps it is likely this is muscular pain. Mid upper back ache is often posture related. Heat, stretching and Ibuprofen may be helpful ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Faubel
13 years experience Pain Management
Not typically: I've never heard of a case of sacroiliac joint pain referring to the lower abdomen. The best way to find out is to get the joint injected under x-ray ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Understand that the spinal muscles attach from base of skull down to pelvis. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many possibilities.: Rib injury. Spondylitis. Internal organ pain, lncluding liver, gb, pancreas. And quite a few other possibilities, including shingles-before blisters ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The pain tends to radiate down the length of the rib and can actually seem like chest pain. Hope this helps!
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Pains: Hard to answer but if related to food consider ulcer or acid problem.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
need more details: But this could be shingles. Best to get it checked out in case you need to started on medication within the first 72 hours.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are many potential causes. An irritation of a nerve in the mid back can cause pain that radiates around one side of the trunk. Gallbladder, lu ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Explanation: There is not enough information to accurately diagnose your pain, there are too many unknown factors. you have to make an appointment with your docto ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatica: Although, there are tons of different reasons for your presentation, sciatica is one of those that seem to be more commonly seen in every day practice ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mammogram: A 57 y/o woman with breast pain should see a doctor and have a mammogram done, an electro cardio gram, and a sonogram of the aorta.

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