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What causes pain in the left rear rib cage

A 41-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 66-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 56-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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Viral: May have viral illness try symptomatic treatment first such as rest and hydration. If no improvement see your doctor
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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
18 years experience Pain Management
Muscles: Probably muscle spasms. Try heat, massage, rest, stretching antiinflammatories. If that doesn't help after one week, see doctor.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Find out more: You need to find out more about the benign tumor that you have mentioned on the rib cage. Your doctor should be bale to guide you further, both in ter ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Could: Be musculoskeletal. You dont have cancer right? Sometimes you can get a rib fracture - this happens is rowers... Competitive ones.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
GI spasms?: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "w ... Read More
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