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pain in left rear rib cage

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some possiblities: Thoracic disc herniation could cause that. May be we are getting the shingles in the back area. Some time we have to think about some problem in the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Posterior chest pain: Sounds like a slipped rib joint. Check with an osteopath or a chiropractor to manipulate a rib facet.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More info?: At rest? With exertion? Does it hurt to breathe or have pressure on ribs on right? If so, should be checked out by pcp. Could be liver or irritation o ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
24 years experience Family Medicine
Burning rash: What you are describing sounds like shingles. Have you been under a lot of stress? You need to go to the ER or go see your doctor for medication for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an in ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infecti ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
40 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
17 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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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots possible...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp , need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause , please see your doctor , or go to nearest er.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several things: are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be relat ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Splenic flexure: I would think this is splenic flexure syndrome caused by constipation. You need to be checked out.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience Family Medicine
Seek attention : If the pain has been present for a long time and is getting worse it would need to be evaluated. If the pain is minor and does not interfere with any ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Mills
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Multiple: Possibilities are numerous 1 gallbladder attacks 2.Musculoskeletal--rib pain 3. Lung problem--infection , clot etc should see an md to be exam ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Lister
27 years experience General Surgery
Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Could be rib problem: I see this problem very commonly in my osteopathic manipulative medicine practice. Ribs normally move up & down with respiration & are quite flexible. ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Examination: The rapid onset of your symptoms suggests an infection, but you don't describe feeling ill other than fullness and pain. See your physician today, an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Abd pain: Possibilities include: appendix , gall bladder, ulcer, .... Get in to your doc.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Chronic: This is a long time to go without a diagnosis. Left upper abdominal discomfort could be due to gas and/ or inflammation in the colon but other causes ... Read More
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