Back pain just below the rib cage - Doctor answers

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Have IBS-C, and got a new mattress months ago. It seems to have sunk in the middle. I've 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. I've 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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Back Pain (Definition)

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I have a burning sensation with pain in my lower back. And a pain just below my rib cage in the centre?

I have a burning sensation with pain in my lower back. And a pain just below my rib cage in the centre?

Pain: burning sensation in the back either muskeloskeletal (muscle and spine or kidney
pain below the rib cage is a muskeloskeletal (ribs and muscle)
use heat pad
stretching esercise
hydrate well
take ibuprofen
and give us more information to help you
either see your PCP or you can have live consult one on one with one of our physician to discuss your problem face to face
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I have a severe back pain on my lower back below the rib cage and above the pelvic. It s has been coming and going. Usually comes when the weather is?

I have a severe back pain on my lower back below the rib cage and above the pelvic. It s has been coming and going. Usually comes when the weather is?

Pain: You must see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine your back, and order xrays and blood work.
Hopefully there will not be any concern.
Please let me know. ...Read more

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I have pain in back just below my right rib cage. Its been a week now. It can be uncomfortable to sleep.?

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I have pain in back just below my right rib cage. Its been a week now. It can be uncomfortable to sleep.?

Back pain: Need to have it looked at by your primary care doc. To properly diagnose & give tx. ...Read more

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Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad.?

Have back pain that goes from the bra strap to bottom of rib cage. Make it hard to get in and out of bed, pain can be so bad.?

Back strain: People who strain their back are surprised at how severe and sharp the pain is. I have experienced this myself on two occasions. The symptoms from a back strain will improve in time. Rest, otc meds for pain, gentle stretches, massage, body work, etc can all help. Work on core strength once the pain is gone.
www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/lower-back-pain/pulled-back-muscle-and-lower-back-strain. ...Read more

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Pain located in the loser right side, just under rib cage and lower right back. Pain is a nagging, buring pain that does not move.

Kidney?: You might be suffering from a kidney stone or infection. You can see your doc for a urine test and possibly an ultrasound. Motrin may make your pain better in the mean time. ...Read more

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I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

I am having middle back pain and left side rib cage pain. Please help?

Too many options: Could be lung, could be spine, could be spinal nerve, could be nerve between ribs, could be muscle. To answer this one without more information, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom

Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom

Back pain: This could be many things - more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting - it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough - could be pneumonia. If fever or symptoms when you pee - could be kidney infection. If a rash around that side of back with blister like lesions it could be shingles. If the pain persists follow up your physician.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Back pain when I breath in on both sides under rib cage?

Pain on breathing: How long have u had this? Do you have fever or cough or chest congestion or vomiting or nausea and is it associated with meals? . It could be form a variety of things best to see ur doc. ...Read more

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Mid right back pain worsened by running kicks in after 25+mins started of spasms now constant band of pain under right rib cage pain refered low right?

Mid right back pain worsened by running kicks in after 25+mins started of spasms now constant band of pain under right rib cage pain refered low right?

Thanks for asking!: I somewhat agree but as u look young and trained- just find out more about your spine -posture- etc scoliosis can do it. Also spine need to be straight. Also have a check up. ...Read more

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Slight twinges of pain in rib cage and middle back pain cancer?

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 not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, I would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...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

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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I've had back pain under my rib cage on my right side. There is no increase in pain when I breathe or take deep breathes.?

I've had back pain under my rib cage on my right side. There is no increase in pain when I breathe or take deep breathes.?

Trauma?: If the pain came up on its own and you didn't have an injury, it's best to see your doctor to try to find an underlying cause. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when I take a deep breath, what could this be?

Pleurisy: Sounds like it could be pleurisy. If you don't have a rash on your skin that looks like blisters (which would be shingles), this is likely an inflammation of the lining of your lungs. Ibuprofen (if ok with your system) is the treatment of choice. Other possibilities are a pulled ribcage muscle - if that's the case, Ibuprofen is still the treatment. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain the radiates under my left rib cage I do have GERD but what could this be?

Indigestion?: Since you have gerd it could be indigestion. Does it start after you eat? Have you tried an antacid? Indigestion and gerd pain can radiate to the back. Please see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dad has pain in left lower back. Says it's back pain, muscle feels tense around his rib cage. But the pain is not always there. Is it his kidneys?

See below: Back pain is one symptom felt by somebody who has kidney stone or mass but musculoskeletal pain is a more common cause of back pain, especially with muscle spasms. Have his dr examine him to get accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Bones on right rib cage near sturnum are bigger than left & stick out. Rarely I wake up w/ back pain but goes away after I get up. Is it sciolosis?

Bones on right rib cage near sturnum are bigger than left & stick out. Rarely I wake up w/ back pain but goes away after I get up. Is it sciolosis?

Could be: Or you are sleeping in a "twisted" position...scoliosis does not "go away"
This sounds like it could be easily resolved by a physical examination!
Speak with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when I take a deep breath, it is not muscular, what could it be?

I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when I take a deep breath, it is not muscular, what could it be?

Difficult to say: There are many possibilities here. The pain could be coming from the spine. I am not sure how you know it is not muscular. Other possible pain generators include the lungs, ribs or the internal organs. This could be a pain that originates exactly where you feel it or could be referred from a more distant location. You need a good physical examination by an md/do who is used to dealing with this. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with stage 1 fatty enlarged liver 2 months ago. Now I have a dull back pain with a slight bump under right rib cage?

I have diagnosed with stage 1 fatty enlarged liver 2 months ago. Now I have a dull back pain with a slight bump under right rib cage?

Doubt related, but: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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