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numbness in rib cage

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nerve problem: Possibilities: pinched nerve in back, bulging disc, early (pre-rash) shingles, traumatic neuropraxia (bruised nerve) , tumor, heart attack, other. It ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Thoracic radiculopat: Numbness is typically a neurological symptom. There are multiple potential causes. If you get a pinched nerve in the thoracic area it can cause simi ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Nerve injury: this could be an effect on the nerve in that area. It could be injured, it could be medically involved, but your best way to figure this out is to se ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Aghion
13 years experience Neurosurgery
Get imaging: Could be...I'd get imaging of the Thoracic spine (an MRI). if it wraps around one side and gives you numbness is a classis distribution, it could be a ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like: If you get a "pinched nerve" or abnormality in your spinal cord in the thoracic area it can cause the symptoms you are describing. Consider requestin ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic at this time, but early shingles is a possibility as an inflammation/irritability of a nerve in that area is suggeste ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve irritation: Numbness and tingling usually come from a feeling nerve that is irritated. This can come from trauma or inflammation. There is a nerve that follows th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a ner ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Well: The best thing to do would be to see your doctor for exam. The lump has to be examined and the can see if the itching and numbness are related to the ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Need exam: Unable to give answer to your symptoms with out exam If this just started today, then you need to be seen, if it has been present for days, then make ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need diagnosis: There are several proposed mechanisms for referred pain. Currently there is no definitive consensus regarding which theory may be correct. The cardiac ... Read More
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