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I am experiencing back pain when sitting in a relaxing position for a while, it is on my left side halfway up my ribcage. What should I do?

I am experiencing back pain when sitting in a relaxing position for a while, it is on my left side halfway up my ribcage. What should I do?

Get going: It sounds like a muscular issue, and does not require intervention. If the pain is severe, you may take an over the counter pain medication like acetaminophen. If the pain persists, see a doctor for evaluation.
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I have been having back pain underneath my ribcage on both sides for a week now, low grade fever, and some nausea.

I have been having back pain underneath my ribcage on both sides for a week now, low grade fever, and some nausea.

Follow up with dr: I would highly recommend being evaluated by a doctor especially if developing a fever. If the pain gets worse then go to ER. Avoid fatty and spicy foods. Gallbladder problems is a possibility but without a proper history, physical exam and further testing, you don't know ...Read more

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Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Many things: It could be caused by a herniated disc, spinal arthritis, something called spinal stenosis or a list of other things. As always, it is difficult to say what is causing a patients pain without seeing them in person. I would simply admonish you to see your doctor if it is really bothering you. ...Read more

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Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Rib dysfunction: This kind of pain, along with the tingling (neuro type symptom) is commonly seen in my practice. Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but when one or more locks & stops moving properly, pain-sharp or severe aching-results, usually in upper back. Vertebrae may also be involved. Osteopathic hands-on exam recommended. Gentle manipulation may free the rib, & stop the symptoms. ...Read more

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Lower Back Pain, difficulty inhaling air, and large protrusion just below ribcage? I have a very large, solid protrusion that extends from just abov

Please see a doctor: This deserves an in-person doctors visit to examine you and determine what additional tests or imaging you might need. Good luck! ...Read more

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Upper left back pain at the quadrant. Pain left rib cage & swollen, painful stomach near ribcage. No injury occur. Gastriritis? Wbc is 10.1.

Wbc not cons w: An elevated white count is not common with gastritis. Have they checked your pancreas? Your pain could be referred from the stomach, pancreas or intestines. The spleen sits at the upper left quadrant too...
Hard to say without the full exam and labs to look at. ...Read more

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Upper right back pain below ribcage, strained rite leg, right shoulder pain, rite eye pain, belching, stomach pain eating sweets, 0.3mm kidney stone. Cause?

Various Pain: Seems like you have a lot going on and it is mostly right sided, but these complaints are not likely related, especially the eye and the leg pains. It is best to see your primary care physician to help separate these pains and determine individual etiologies so a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower left side back pain?

Degenerative changes: This could either be from degenerative disc disease, a disc herniation or from degenerative arthritis. If this is significantly limiting and/or painful then you should seek attention for this from an interventional pain management physician. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

Below: Difficult to answer as to the etiology of the pain without the advantage of a medical exam.

There are many possibilities, many minor, some more serious.

Guessing at the cause without an exam is not something that should be done. ...Read more

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Any back pain related side effects?

Any back pain related side effects?

Misery and surgery: For chronic pain suffers a wellness program of vitamins and minerals (esp. Magnesium glycinate) sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. I like acupuncture! ...Read more

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Severe back pain on upper left side in a man?

Severe back pain on upper left side in a man?

Too many causes: Back pain is extremely common and there are too many causes and luckily most of the time it is self limiting. If pain last longer than a week, getting worse, have neurological deficits, have fever or too much to handle seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Kidney or back pain lower right side, what to do?

See below: There are a number of possible causes of the pain in that area. The kidney itself, the quadratus lumborum muscle, the ribs, the lumbar paraspinal muscles, etc.

If you highly suspect it's the kidney, go see your family doc or a urologist or nephrologist. For the back pain, see a physiatry (pm;r) or anesthesia spine specialist. ...Read more

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area.
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Back pain right side in the middle when move or breath?

Back pain right side in the middle when move or breath?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like you're suffering from a muscle strain. I recommend taking some Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for the next couple days. In the event it does not get better see an orthopedic specialist and get involved in a physical therapy program. ...Read more

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I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

I am having back pain left side under ribswhat can this be?

Muscle or pleurisy: Need more information about pain type and aggravating factors. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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24f with sharp right lower side pain along with back pain.?

24f with sharp right lower side pain along with back pain.?

More Info?: How long have you had the pain? Are there any associated symptoms like fever, nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea? When was the last time you had a bowel movement? Have you had similar pain in the past? Did you miss your period? Are you sexually active? Please provide more info, or if the pain is severe enough, seek urgent care. ...Read more

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I have back pain in uper side of my spine without clear reasons?

I have back pain in uper side of my spine without clear reasons?

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can go a long way in determining the cause. It can be spine related, but there are other potential causes in that area as well. ...Read more

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Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

Left side back pain after pneumonia, is this caused by coughing?

It COULD be: However, it is possible that you might have broken a rib with coughing. It is also possible that something is in your lung to have caused your pneumonia, and it now is causing the rib pain. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have a follow up chest x-ray to be sure that everything is clear, even if you feel much better. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have back pain at left side when my back cold when it warm it gone?

Circulation: Adequate circulation is the key for any healing to take place. In cold situations your muscles and joints are not getting the circulation that they get when its warm, as the cold restricts the blood vessels. Heat dilates vessels allowing nutrient oxygen rich blood in and allowing the veins to remove the "pain chemicals" which are released around injured or diseased body parts. ...Read more

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If I have low side back pain and urinary problems, what does that mean?

If I have low side back pain and urinary problems, what does that mean?

Depends: You could have 2 separate problems or they could be related. In some cases a severe herniated disc can compress the lumbar nerve roots and result in the inability to urinate adequately. Problems with the kidneys or bladder can also refer pain to the low back. I would recommend seeing your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is side and back pain normal after a dnc? .Hurts to even lay on my back.

BACK PAIN AFTER D;C: You may have vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain and back pain for few days following this procedure d;c
if it is too severe call your surgeon and get some pain medicine. ...Read more

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Progressive back pain that is spreading up each side of back in teenager. Cause?

Progressive back pain that is spreading up each side of back in teenager. Cause?

Most likely....: Propagation or spread of muscle spasm of the paravertebral muscles overlying the spine. ...Read more

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Cloudy, rotten egg smelling odor with current back pain on the lower right side?

Cloudy, rotten egg smelling odor with current back pain on the lower right side?

Consider: Full pelvic exam is required to be sure that there is no hidden infection. They can test your vagina and urine for signs of an infection. It's best to follow up with your primary care doctor obstetrician/gynecologist. ...Read more

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