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Chronic 8, 9 back pain. Below right rib. Deep pain close to spine. Negative mri, abdominal ct, bone scan. Urinalysis, CBC and cmp normal. Now what?

Chronic 8, 9 back pain. Below right rib. Deep pain close to spine. Negative mri, abdominal ct, bone scan. Urinalysis, CBC and cmp normal. Now what?

See answer: A normal ct scan and urinalysis would pretty much rule out an underlying urological problem. A normal MRI and bone scan would tend to rule out a significant skeletal, spine or disc problem but not necessarily a muscular or some nerve-related problems. Would suggest evaluation by an orthopedic and/or pain specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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Sharp back pain below right side ribs. 4th time time year and numerous test, no gall badder as it was remover 30 years ago. Five or more ER visits ?

Sharp back pain below right side ribs. 4th time time year and numerous test, no gall badder as it was remover 30 years ago. Five or more  ER visits ?

Intercostal Nerve: If your mris and cts have ruled out tumors and other diseases, review link below. http://www.localhealth.com/article/intercostal-neuralgia. ...Read more

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Have IBS-C,and got a new mattress months ago.It seems to have sunk in the middle.Ive woke up with back pain just below the rib cage all across.Normal?

Have IBS-C,and got a new mattress months ago.It seems to have sunk in the middle.Ive woke up with back pain just below the rib cage all across.Normal?

New mattress: Unfortunately, you may need to get a new mattress or return that one. A mattress needs to be firm enough to support your spine in neutral alignment. If your mattress sinks in the middle and you are having pain, you may need to switch mattresses. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain by the ribs on left side?

What can cause back pain by the ribs on left side?

Movement?: If worse with movement likely a musculoskeletal injury. If not, could be any one of a number of things. See your doc, go over the details and get examined. ...Read more

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I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back. ?

I have this sharp back pain that has kept me up since yesterday and it's been bothering me. At first it was on my left (rib) then middle back. ?

Myofascial: Hi Jose751 Sharp sudden pains (without injury I hope) that move around could be (from the outside in) skin ( look for a rash or a bruise), muscles (tender to touch or move), bones (significant injury), or inner organs (like kidney, spleen, etc). Without temperature or other sx, ok to try anti inflammatory and stretching..if it continues, ER or your practitioner. ...Read more

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I was nauseus and back pain for 2weeks, then sever pain 3times in the next 2weeks upper right side under ribs with other symptoms. Now vommiting. Y?

I was  nauseus and back pain for 2weeks, then sever pain 3times in the next 2weeks upper right side under ribs with other symptoms. Now vommiting. Y?

Get medical exam: Pyelonephritis is a severe infection in the kidney; it should be evaluated by a medical provider at the earliest opportunity. A kidney stone may partially or fully obstructed the kidney and cause a hydronephrosis. It to should be evaluated by a healthcare provider as soon as possible. Hepatitis of the liver is also a possibility and should be examined quickly. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing some back pain. Last week it was under the lower area of my ribs, lasting several days, now it's on the right, exact oppos?

I have been experiencing  some back pain. Last week  it was under the lower area of my ribs, lasting several  days, now it's on the right, exact oppos?

Thoracic Disc ?: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T10-12 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI if indicated. If W/U is normal it may be Fibromyalgia of thoracic spine . TX PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT. GLUTEN FREE DIET. WHOLEAPPROACH.COM GUTBLISS.COM ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more