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Back Pain On Left Side Under Rib Cage
Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?
More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm — most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more
Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. Severe pain?
Pain that radiates from back to front, usually sharp and stabbing in character, may be related to intercostal neuralgia. This irritation of the nerve supplying each rib can be treated by rib mobilization techniques or by intercostal nerve block, which is diagnostic as well as therapeutic.
In either case it is crucial to assure proper rib motion is re-established, or pain will return ...Read more
I have had lower rig back pain for two weeks now I have a red rash that's raised on right upper side of my buttock w/ burning sensation under rib cage?
Hi I'm having right side pain under rib cage and lower back pain that is releaved when I have a bowl movement. I'm also have nausea.
Start with water: Try to increase water intake and maybe also fiber intake to get a more even consistency to your stool. If having regular bowel movements results in minimization of the discomfort then this was the problem. If symptoms persist then you probably need to see your doctor in order to evaluate for other things like gallbladder problems. ...Read more
Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?
Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vessico-ureteral reflux or a large post void bladder residual. I would recommend that you see a urologist and get a renal/bladder ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrogram. Good luck. ...Read more
Abdominal pain gets very bad at night, causes pain come and go in chest. Throbbing back pain. Nauseating. And causes pain under rib cage. Not pregnant?
Emergency exam: You have to get to an emergency room or emergi center clinic immediately. You have signs and symptoms of potentially serious illnesses and you need an emergency examination and treatment. Some possibilities to consider are appendicitis, cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, & dissecting aneurysm. The sooner you are properly examined the better your chances for recovery. ...Read more
I am urinating frequently. Lower back pain. Pain under rib cage. Headache and fatigue. Not pregnant?
Possible infection: Urinary tract infection, pyelonephritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, suprapubic or intersitial cystitis, vaginitis can all cause pain in the suprapubic region, low thoracic region, flank region. Exact etiology of the cause of the pain requires thorough physical examination and testing with your physician to prevent future complications. ...Read more
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
I am a 50yo overweight female with constant left sided low back/side pain x6mos that is severe at times. Sometimes I have upper back pain which wraps around above my rib cage that is worse upon waking in the am but does subside throughout the day.
I got acid reflux problem.I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole). But from last 2 weeks i have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?
?unrelated: Stomach intestinal issues should not be referred to the back unless something serious is going on such as perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding. If you have pain in your shoulder it could be referred pain or something completely unrelated. For this type of complaint a face to face with your doctor will likely provide better answers to a complex question. Good luck ...Read more
Upper back pain (skin fells sore) rib cage pain on both sides but more noticeable on front lower left ribs. What could it be?
Lots: This could be lots of things. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
If a person had pancreatic cancer that is causing left side pain (under the rib cage) and back pain, should you be experiencing weight loss too?
Unfortunately even in this era of tremendous advances in oncology field pancreatic cancer is still a gruesome diagnosis. The most common symptom is jaundice and pain is rather rare and can be associated with very advanced disease with significant weight loss.
Pain is more often associated with pancreatitis and specific tests should be done to rule out inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read more
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 an MRI is necessary and when to start therapy or other treatment. There are other na ortho causes of pain to consider like costochondritis. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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?
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 a md/do who is used to dealing with this. ...Read more
Pain on right side of rib cage and back pain, sometimes during cold weather. But the pain makes it hard to breathe and even stand up straight.
Rib pain: Sorry this little app won't help. Gotta go see a doc. ...Read more
Having lower back pain on right side/hip. Also, have pain in right side rib cage. Feels like I got punched or a bad bruise. What should I do?
Must rule out kidney: Have your primary md be sure you do have a kidney problem. Otherwise, heat, rest, no lifting or rotation and make sure you recheck in with primary md. ...Read more