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Acute pain under right rib cage shoulder becomes worse when lying down?

Acute pain under right rib cage shoulder becomes worse when lying down?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Varies: There are many potential causes. An irritation of a nerve in the mid back can cause pain that radiates around one side of the trunk. Gallbladder, lung, and kidney problems can also cause similar symptoms. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Having pain in left side rib cage and left side back and shoulder worse when breathing deeply, had a baby 8 weeks ago by emergency c-section?

Having pain in left side rib cage and left side back and shoulder worse when breathing deeply, had a baby 8 weeks ago by emergency c-section?

Get seen now: Chest pain that is new, especially if worse when breathing needs to be evaluated right away. Pain with, taking a breath can be due to something simple like pulled muscles, or overuse, or to more worrying problems, like pneumonia or a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen now at the ER or call your PCP, or the doc covering for your doc) for instructions but go to the ER if you cannot a doc tonight. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chest pain and tightness, rib cage pain bilateral made worse by bending trunk, back pain between shoulder blades on right?

Musculoskeletal Pain: Pain on both sides of chest made worse by bending and back pain seems to be musculo skeletal pain. You can try aleve (naproxen) or Motrin and if not better have it checked by your family physician. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket. Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket. Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.?

Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.?

Needs workup: You really need to be seen by someone to have these symptoms evaluated. This is not something that can be evaluated through this service. ...Read more

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Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?

Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?

Sounds like it: It sounds like it. I recommend you work with an integrative medicine doctor or functional medicine doctor to find the root cause (s) of your reflux. In the meantime, I recommend you try an elimination diet. At least stop gluten and dairy for a month and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under right rib cage traveling to back shoulder blade. Pain lasts over 10hrs. Gallbladder stones ruled out by Dr. Nothing relieves pain.?

Could still be: Your gallbladder. Many time the GB doesn't empty properly, and removing it relieves the pain. This can be tested for with a CKK HIDA scan, which tracks the filling, then emptying, of your GB. We have the arbitrary criterion of 35% as "normal" but the main thing is do you experience the same pain when you have the test? If not, the pain lies elsewhere. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under right rib cage, goes into back and shoulder blade, nausea and vomiting. Really soft stools. Suggestions?

Sharp pain under right rib cage, goes into back and shoulder blade, nausea and vomiting. Really soft stools. Suggestions?

Talk 2 Ur parents.: Need eval by gastro-enterologist.

Usually happens after a fatty meal, & commonly refers 2 the back & sub scapular area.

C if it runs in the family, it's very common if indeed it is gall bladder.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Oblong Lump under right rib-cage, have on going shoulder pain on the right side. On Tramadol and still shoulder still aches. Clicking in chest also.?

Oblong Lump under right rib-cage, have on going shoulder pain on the right side. On Tramadol and still shoulder still aches. Clicking in chest also.?

Sounds like Gallbla-: Dder problem, from your description.
See your Doc and probable referral onto a GI Doc would be the way to proceed.
I am sure your PCP should be able to figure it out, as the best way to deal with your problem.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump under right rib cage pain up to shoulder blade, shooting bone pain. Went to ER they didn't know, have PCP apt in Aug. What could this be???

Hard lump under right rib cage pain up to shoulder blade, shooting bone pain. Went to ER they didn't know, have PCP apt in Aug. What could this be???

Could be liver or GB: The area under your right rib margin is home to your liver as well as your Gall Bladder. It is possible you have a problem there. I might suggest getting a liver/biliary ultrasound if they did not do that in the ER. Probably would NOT wait for a month however. ...Read more

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Clicks and crackles when I pull my shoulder back. What's in between the top of scapula and rib cage? What could cause this?

Clicks and crackles when I pull my shoulder back. What's in between the top of scapula and rib cage? What could cause this?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum. Causes localized chest wall pain and tenderness associated with crackles and clicks you are describing. Similar symptoms occur where the the top of the scapula, (the acromium), and the clavicle connect. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain under my rib cage on my left side that goes around to my left shoulder/neck?

What to do if I have pain under my rib cage on my left side that goes around to my left shoulder/neck?

See your Doctor: Cardiac issues will have to be ruled out first, anginal equivalents may include symptoms like this, your doctor will then check for shingles and/or mechnical pain that can be reproduced in the office. The next step would be to consider, bruised or contused rib, without fracture (periostitis). More rare would be a subcostal neuritis which is usually very challenging to treat but there options. ...Read more

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Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Several things: It could be your gall bladder, liver problem, a kidney stone or infection, a rib muscle sprain / strain or a infection / inflammation in the right lung or lining of the right lung. If you have nausea, loose bowels then more likely gall bladder. If you have cough or breathing problems, then the lungs may be culprit. Blood in the urine or urinary frequency suggests the kidney stone. See a doc! ...Read more

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What causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

An Ortho evaluation: When patients have persistent pain a good physical and exam can usually help figure out the causes which in this situation can include rotator cuff issues, neck pain, a pinched nerve or muscle spasm. An orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab can evaluate if a MRI is necessary and when to start therapy or other treatment. There are other non ortho causes of pain to consider like costochondritis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have pain in my right shoulder and rib cage when I breath?

What does it mean when I have pain in my right shoulder and rib cage when I breath?

Pleuritis: Pain in the chest wall related to breathing is called pleurisy and can result from inflammation of the pleural membrane around your lungs. This can be seen with upper respiratory infections or viral/bacterial pneumonia, among other causes. Pain in the chest wall related to breathing can also be caused by an intercostal muscle strain (the muscles between your ribs). This can be caused by coughing. ...Read more

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I have pain on my spine are middle of shoulder blades and close to my neck. And when I stretch to my right I feel pain in my back lower left rib cage?

I have pain on my spine are middle of shoulder blades and close to my neck. And when I stretch to my right I feel pain in my back lower left rib cage?

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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I have pain under my left rib cage with the shooting pain that goes up to my left shoulder blade?

I have pain under my left rib cage with the shooting pain that goes up to my left shoulder blade?

Many possibilities: First and foremost see your doctor to make sure you are not having a heart related problem. There are many other causes for this type of pain as well such as a pinched nerve. C6 or C7 for example. Please see your doctor to establish a firm diagnosis and make sure it isn't cardiac related right away. ...Read more

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I have pain that shoots in my left rib cage and when I get the pain its hard to breath and I also get pain and weakness in my left shoulder?

I have pain that shoots in my left rib cage and when I get the pain its hard to breath and I also get pain and weakness in my left shoulder?

See your doxtor: You should see your doctor and have a chest X-ray. There are many things that can cause your symptoms. Some are serious and some are not. ...Read more

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What causes the pain under the left rib cage, sometimes it goes to the shoulder blade and makes the left arm numb, as if blood is not flowing?

What causes the pain under the left rib cage, sometimes it goes to the shoulder blade and makes the left arm numb, as if blood is not flowing?

C3/C4 nerve innervat: When the diaphragm works overtime, sometimes the C3/C4 nerve can be innervated and then the shoulder/arm can hurt. This is usually temporarily due to moderate exercise, which if calmed down, the pain and discomfort/numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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I am having very sharp pains under left side rib cage all the way up to my shoulder it hurts to breath I had chest xrays and an EKG what else could i?

Inflammatory: Sharp pain that is worse with a deep breath (pleuritic), is generally inflammatory. This may be simple pleurisy, pneumonia, pericarditis, or costochondritis. A blood clot to the lung may also present this way (pulmonary embolus). ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

Unlikely related: How long has the spot been there? Does it blanch when pressed? Tender? Numbness on back likely is related to a nerve compression and needs an exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.

Strained: Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better)

Hope this helps
Good luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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When I woke up this morning I had a sharp pain under my right rib cage and at the top of my right shoulder. Idea?

Pleurisy: Pain referred to the shoulder could originate from the diaphragm.
See your doctor & get an chest xray.
Need to consider pneumonia & also clots in the lung (pulmonary emboli). ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath? Causing a lot of discomfort.

Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath? Causing a lot of discomfort.

Costochondritis: Sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage. Usually follows mild trauma, frequent cough or strenous exercise. Icing the site and OTC meds may help. But if not improved after 2-3 days, please schedule a doctors appointment for a thorough exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chronic pain below left rib cage, and in my left shoulder blade. Been going on 1+ years and ruined posture. Never been this bad, what could it be?

It could be.....: Time to close your computer and call your physician for an exam and blood evaluation. I sit possible that you have not been seen or examined for more than a year?
What could it be? : quite serious if never evaluated- do it asap. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician. ...Read more

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I have pain around the area of lower left rib cage, radiating pain, diffused. At the same time and side, left dull shoulder & neck pain. What is it?

Many causes: There are numerous causes of left shoulder arm chest neck pain in the most serious one can be heart attack in older patients, or it could be a simple sprain or overuse syndrome or inflammation of the ribs or muscles of the chest, simple viral infections can cause diffuse muscle pain and aches. In a young person like yourself most likely it is activity related based on over use of some kind, . ...Read more