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pain in back at bottom of rib cage

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
7-10: That's how many days from the onset of symptoms you may push your luck trying to let it get better on its own. You have inflammatory symptoms suggesti ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Chronic cough can be from many things - post nasal drip, asthma, allergies, medications, infection, even reflux (heartburn). This certainly deserves ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: The possibilities for a cough of over 3 weeks duration are bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these factors. Th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
31 years experience Sleep Medicine
Lipoma: It might be a Lipoma which usually is a benign tumor of adipose tissue and just needs to be watched. Likely that is the reason your doctor is not conc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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See your doctor: You don't mention whether there was any strain or injury. If the pain is over the spine it could be from infection, disc disease, arthritis, an osteo ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Back strain: People who strain their back are surprised at how severe and sharp the pain is. I have experienced this myself on two occasions. The symptoms from a b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be a great many things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Other issues are more likely. Have you seen a rheumatologist?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Unable to Move: Go to the Doctor or ER. You may have a Kidney stone.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lumps: These will have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis and advice. Since they are at both sides they may be part of the vertebra. Other possibili ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Need evaluation : It could easily be from the ribs, chest or the back. You need to see your physician
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Go up the ranks: See a doctor to find out if you have a problem at the level of the upper thoracic or cervical spine. Imaging (e.g. Mri) may be indicated. Do not be sa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Lee
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Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pain for 4 days: It depends if the pain is getting better or not. If it is getting better, then you should not be worried. If it is not getting better, then it becomes ... Read More

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