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tightness under right rib cage

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Hopefully: this condition will be examined, I could not begin to guess; however,it might be muscular; however, requires an examination- asap.

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely yes: Would discuss with your GI doctor and or surgeon.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably: In addition to hida scan you probably had an ultrasound study to determine presence of gall stones, sludge etc. Indicative of gall bladder disease. 15 ... Read More
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Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Likely Yes: Symptomatic gallbladder disease is usually resolved with surgery. Consult with your gastroenterologist. Likely yes, surgery. Good luck!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Tightness c/w muscle: contraction, which (if enough & sustained) can become painful. All our muscles (heart muscle more so; especially inner walls nearest chambers) ↓ b ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Thanks: For the post but your question is unclear . Trial of OTC pain reliever or get evaluated if no response or for diagnosis
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Tearing chest pain: Tearing, tight chest pain under underneath left rib cage is serious problem. It may be heart, aorta, or pleuritis. Please go to er and have ct scan of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many causes: Tightness in the chest area can be a sign of a heart attack. If this persists, then you may want to go see a doctor asap. Urgent care or er. Othe ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Niles
15 years experience Family Medicine
Vague symptoms: could be muscle spasm but so hard to tell without more info. good there is no pain. if bloating, it could be constipation, gas, IBS, GERD, tumor (very ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Exam and X-rays : Some people have a degree of kyphoscoliosis which can make the spine appear to slant to one side. You health provider can determine if you have this ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pains: If the discomfort under the rib cage is in the right upper front abdomen, gall bladder disease is a probable cause. With mid or left upper abdominal d ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
Needs further eval!!: At your age, need to know duration/ onset of symptoms, need physical exam!! Our concern is missing a tumor or malignancy!!Labs and imaging with CT or ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
24 years experience Family Medicine
Diaphragm mass: that mass is called your xyphoid process (small bone just distal to your sternum - totally normal finding) - flutters probably small muscle spasm - go ... Read More

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