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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


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Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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Pain in hip back and ribs.

?: pretty general complaint it would be best to see a physician to help you figure this out ...Read more

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Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infection (like shingles) broken rib and mush more need to be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe back pain over left ribs?

Severe back pain over left ribs?

Likely muscular: Back pain over the ribs that does not radiate and is not associated with numbness or weakness of the legs is generally muscular or due to irritation of the rib joint that connects to the spine. These conditions are generally self limiting. ...Read more

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Sharp upper left back pain and left rib/ breast pains?

Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Right rib pain?

Right rib pain?

Rib pain: There are several potential causes of pain in this location. The most common causes are probably strain of the muscles between the ribs or of the cartilage joints connecting the ribs to the sternum. This can be caused, typically, by heavy lifting or other vigorous physical activity. Most of the time, if this is all that is going on, it will respond to standard anti inflammatory medications within ...Read more

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Have pain radiating from left mid rib to back under left shoulder blade?

Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side lower rib cage?

Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp , need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause , please see your doctor , or go to nearest er. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back ?

Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back
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Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. They can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Abdominal pains, lower back pain from cystitis?

Possible: A urine test at your physician's office can easily detect this. Then, you'll be prescribed an appropriate antibiotic for a few days that should clear it up. ...Read more

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STOMACH PAIN AND LOWER BACK PAIN?

STOMACH PAIN AND LOWER BACK PAIN?

Monthly?: Many gyne issues, endometriosis, menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts will cause those symptoms (predictably) monthly. Pregnancy can cause that. Constipation can cause that, kidney issues, gallbladder issues. Hard to diagnose the cause of pain without a good history and physical exam. See your md. ...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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Upper back pain undef left shoulder?

Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Back pain always and spine pain?

Back pain always and spine pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Upper sharp back pain diagnosis?

Upper sharp back pain diagnosis?

Multiple diagnoses: We really need more information about your symptoms to make any type of diagnosis. The etiology could be musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal among other things. ...Read more

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Heal pain and lower back pain?

Heal pain and lower back pain?

These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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For more than a week i've been waking up with severe mid back/rib pain after 5hs, always on side i was laying on. After getting up it vanishes. Ideas?

For more than a week i've been waking up with severe mid back/rib pain after 5hs, always on side i was laying on. After getting up it vanishes. Ideas?

Backache: The causes can include lifting heavy loads, injury , bad posture, inadequate mattress etc. Try changing the mattress or sleeping on floor over the cushion or changing sides or doing back exercises. ...Read more

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I have had right back rib pain for seven weeks. I did not fall or injure myself. X-rays negative. What's up?

I have  had right back rib pain for seven weeks.  I did not fall or injure myself.  X-rays negative.  What's up?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sex partners both having back rib pain. Could it be related?

Sex partners both having back rib pain. Could it be related?

Pain: Difficult to tell, could be related to positions and musculoskeletal or could be other, not enough info. ...Read more

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What could cause upper back/rib pain I suffer from this daily. I wake up fine but as the day progresses it feels sore and achy. I do have bad posture.

What could cause upper back/rib pain I suffer from this daily. I wake up fine but as the day progresses it feels sore and achy. I do have bad posture.

Posture: If you are able to extend your upper back and improve your posture it is likely to help. If not should get your posture checked with X-ray or MRI and a medical professional. ...Read more

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Why back ribs pain while sitting?

Could be a number : Of things. You will need to have a physical exam. It could be anything from disc problems to simple postural issues causing muscle strains. See a physician, but in the mean time, work on posture, core strength, ergonomics around a desk and weight loss. These things may help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Xray confirms 2 big bone spurs in the rib area. I have been having back rib pain for yrs. A Ct scan was ordered. What might be the treatment for this?

Xray confirms 2 big bone spurs in the rib area. I have been having back rib pain for yrs. A Ct scan was ordered.  What might be the treatment for this?

Physical therapy: Your case is complex in that the cause of the spurs and their location is not clear. Intervertebral disc disease can cause muscle imbalance such that your posture and bone alignment changes, When this occurs the bones can respond by laying down more bone (called spurs) to offset your center of gravity. A thorough evaluation by a PMR Doctor might include MRI is appropriate. PT, Pilates may help. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of back rib pain. Xray shows to large bone spurs on my rib near t spine. Ct was orderd. What can be the treatment for this?

Back pain: Bone spur usually means arthritic change in joints between your spine and ribs. Initial treatment is physical therapy and anti-inflammatory meds. Try that. R ...Read more

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27 w chest, arm, hand, back, rib pain for 6 months. Pain feels like foot falling asleep & 2-3sec. shooting , burning, cramping pain 24/7. Awareness of heartbeat 24/7 ( after Biaxin, HR normal). EKG's, blood, X-rays, stress are ok. NSAIDs don't work. ?

Pain: Please have a family or friend refer you to a primary doctor you have not yet seen. Problems could be related to medical issues or you might set up an appointment with a Psychologist. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain and front and back ribs pain with strain at bak...Stiff back muscle...What are the possible reasons and treatment for that?

I have a lower back pain and front and back ribs pain with strain at bak...Stiff back muscle...What are the possible reasons and treatment for that?

Muscle: At your age it's more likely muscle related. Have you been more physically active than usual recently? It would be reasonable to treat conservatively with time and nsaids. See a physician if symptoms persist or are severe. ...Read more

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Went to Mexico& have had diarrhea for 8 days, for the past 3 days I have terrible right side stomach, hip, lower back, & rib pain. Hurts to stand ?

Be seen : Certainly would recommend you be seen, probably have done cultures taken and possibly started on an antibiotic if appropriate. ...Read more

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I have elevated blood proteins & IgE (130 of 0-87); arm/leg weakness; excessive thirst; back/rib pain; nausea/vomiting; bacterial infections. Cancer?

I have elevated blood proteins & IgE (130 of 0-87); arm/leg weakness; excessive thirst; back/rib pain; nausea/vomiting; bacterial infections. Cancer?

Hope not!: Your findings are very non-specific so I cannot say you do or don't have cancer. Please talk to your doc about the meaning of all of this and see what else needs to be done. Hope it's nothing serious and wish you a quick recovery. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause upper back and rib pain?

Hard to say: That distribution is not typical, but pain can refer to different areas in different people. ...Read more

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What could be causing my back and rib pain?

Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Severe chest, back and rib pain that moves around for three months. Breathing causes pain?

Severe chest, back and rib pain that moves around for three months. Breathing causes pain?

There are a number: of significant pulmonary and vascular disorders that could be causing your symptoms. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hi I have been working out and about a week ago i squatted very heavy weights and pushed myself now I have this lower back spine rib pain. Will it go?

Hi I have been working out and about a week ago i squatted very heavy weights and pushed myself now I have this lower back spine rib pain. Will it go?

Probably : Lbp after doing heavy squats is not uncommon.Usually a muscle strain and will improve w/ time . If it does not improve in next couple of weeks w/ rest , nsaids and cross- training or u develop pain which radiates down a leg see an ors for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more


Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more