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For a week now I have had a very tender bruise like pain on my right side rib cage and in the middle right side of my back.What could this be from?

For a week now I have had a very tender bruise like pain  on my right side rib cage and in the middle right side of my back.What could this be from?

Mid back pain : This is very common if you have nerve root irritated. A rib fracture or trauma irritate the nerve nearby, or herpes dermatitis may also induce such kind symptom. If the pain persists, you would be better to see you primary physician. ...Read more

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My back/rib cage hurts left side. Yesterday it felt like a charlie horse now it's very sore n tender w every move . No injuries what is causing this?

My back/rib cage hurts left side. Yesterday it felt like a charlie horse now it's very sore n tender w every move . No injuries what is causing this?

muscle spasms: The most common reason for this complaint is muscle spasms of the intercostal muscles between the ribs, which is most frequently due to nerve irritation. This is best treated with anti-inflammatories such as Naproxen to decrease the inflammation of both the nerve and the muscle. ...Read more

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Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Costochondritis: sounds like you have inflammation between the ribs phones, or costochondritisit is basically a muscle strain between the ribs. This will eventually go away, it can also be treated with local injections. ...Read more

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I have a shap pain under my breast both left& right& back , its a bit swollen. In the middle of my rib cage theres a ball that is tender to the touch ?

I have a shap pain under my breast both left& right& back , its a bit swollen. In the middle of my rib cage theres a ball that is tender to the touch ?

Go to your MD: This ball that is tender or lump needs to be seen and if needed removed or biopsied or treated if it is an infection like an abscess. I can't see it, and i can't tell. It may or may not have to do with the other pain which also needs to be evaluated. We can't do much help here as we can't do much. Please see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back on left side above buttocks when sleeping at night, i lie on my left side...In the morning I have a very tender area just above my left buttocks and below my rib cage.

Pain in lower back on left side above buttocks when sleeping at night, i lie on my left side...In the morning I have a very tender area just above my left buttocks and below my rib cage.

You : You may be straining your back muscles or facet joints. I would recommend alternating with your right side and sleeping on your back. You may also benefit from trying out a different mattress. If it does not improve or worsens i recommend discussing it with your primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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