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Tenderness and burning under left rib cage?

Tenderness and burning under left rib cage?

Hard to tell: It is difficult to be specific diagnostically when the symptoms are so vague. This could be many different things including musical skeletal, splenic, GI or skin (Shingles). Need more history and perhaps examination to tell but probably not cardiac. I'd recommend a HealthTap video consultation where the history could be augmented or see your primary health care provider for this. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Pain rib cage: Usually not. This is a radicular pattern from the back. You need to be examined. They will want to know what brings the pain on. What makes it better? What makes it worse? ...Read more

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Constant aching pain under shoulder blade?

Constant aching pain under shoulder blade?

Aching pain: Best to get an aching pain evaluated. You can try Ibuprofen or an over the counter pain med which may help a simple strain/sprain, but if persists, than get ot evaluated. ...Read more

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24s old - sharp pain under left breast pain under left side under rib hurts and sharp pain about belly button?

Pains: If you can see your primary doctor within a day that should be OK. If there is any delay please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be examined and labs etc. may be ordered. The Emergency team will keep an eye on you and also discuss your issue(s) with your doctor. All should go well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs ?

Chest pain centre of rib cage and under ribs ?

More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Pain when pressing slightly under right rib. Chest pain daily. Related.?

Pain when pressing slightly under right rib. Chest pain daily. Related.?

Possible: Your gallbladder and liver are just below the right ribs and can cause pain that radiates to the chest. This pain would typically occur after eating. ...Read more

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Steady pain under my left rib cage above belly?

Steady pain under my left rib cage above belly?

Pains: Several things n that area-lungs, stomach, ribs, spleen, etc. You need a full History and physical with steady pain to properly diagnose what you may have causing your pains, and then the treatment would follow. best wishes. ...Read more

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Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read more

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I have pulling pain under right rib cage?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, from superficial causes such as a pulled muscle, costochondritis , etc. Or a deeper cause which can include problems with the liver, lung, or fall bladder. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What causes pain just under left back and side of rib cage? Dull achy pain.

Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area. 1-urinary tract system. 2- muscular-skeletal system. There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more

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Costochrondritis? Burn pain on ribs under lbreast tender to touch now very upper back and shoulder pain feels muscular. Random discomfort on ribs

See your doctor: Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain. Pain that follows the ribs can be related to shingles, or intercostal neuritis. Treatment is different so you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain in left upper back, shoulderblade, ribs under armpit, breast, and below breast.Some arm pain too.Pain moves and is intermittent. ideas?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Can gas cause chest pain under left rib cage and lower armpit area?

It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related. ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade with burning sensation on skin?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade with burning sensation on skin?

Doctor can evaluate.: Severe pains in any part of the body, especially a new symptom, needs to be evaluated by a doctor to find out why it is happening, and to rule out any serious medical problem. The doctor can be a primary care, E.R., or urgent care doctor. ...Read more

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Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

Depends on cause: depends on age , when started , how, if teenager unlikely heart unless chest pain with exertion, if older , pressure at heart area, radiating down left arm/jaw with exertion , resolves with rest could be heart call 911 to be sure not heart , if pain started at rest still could be heart . if sharp pain localized and tender point at area or associated with trauma or movement unlikely the heart . ...Read more

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain burning pain under ribs and in back?

Get it looked at : Burning pain in the chest and abdomen could reflect a whole bunch of medical diagnosis ... See a doctor to try to nail down if its something serious or not. ...Read more

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Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Aching burning pain under rib cage. What can I use for this?

Where exactly?: Describe the location, timing and character of the pain in more detail. This is very important to be able to provide you a diagnosis and therefore recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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I have RUQ sudden onset stabbing burning pain under rib cage worse when I move or bend since last night, getting worse and now moving into my back?

Go to urgent care: Although doesn't sound serious, but due to intensity, should rule out any significant pathology. A blood test or X-ray may help to make a definitive diagnosis. Feel better:) ...Read more

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I have a burning pain under my rib cage on my right side?

See your doctor: Your single symptom is too vague to provide any diagnosis. It could be a sign of an ulcer. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can burning pain under left rib cage front due constipation?

Pain rib cage: Usually not. This is a radicular pattern from the back. You need to be examined. They will want to know what brings the pain on. What makes it better? What makes it worse? ...Read more

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Intermittent sharp, burning pain under right ribs x 3 days. Radiates to back. No gallbladder. No other symptoms and pain worse when sitting. Pancreas?

Intermittent sharp, burning pain under right ribs x 3 days. Radiates to back. No gallbladder. No other symptoms and pain worse when sitting. Pancreas?

Several possibilites: Pancreatitis is quite serious, associated fever, sweats, vomiting, loss of appetite and progressive, not intermittent. You could be passing a retained gallstone, could be a hernia, cyst in liver, pleurisy, kidney stone. Okay to check in with your doc, take a friend with you. The exam and lab work, imaging will likely get to a diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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I have double normal cortisol blood level, have burning pain under my ribs and on left side near umbilicus. Could these symptoms be of adrenal tumor?

Unlikely: Blood cortisol varies considerably throughout the day, so a single value does not mean much. A cortisol-producing adrenal tumor is rare. Pain from an adrenal tumor would more likely cause back pain, if it caused pain at all. See your doctor, but this is unlikely to be an adrenal tumor. ...Read more

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Burning pain under right rib cage. Foul taste in mouth. Right side aches after sitting at desk. Helps to eat. Gallbladder out 2014. Pancreases90% '06.

Possible reflux: It sounds like you may be having some reflux symptoms. Consider a trial of over the counter prilosec and see if this helps. If not, see your doctor as you may need right sided abdominal ultrasound or CT to look at liver and pancreas more closely. ...Read more

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Burning pain under left rib during 34 week pregnant?

Irritation: There are no organs that could be harmed or causing damage under your left rib during pregnant, so this pain is likely a stretching or irritation of the uterus or diaphram. At 34 weeks, your baby is likely head down and often a foot, elbow or buttock from the baby can cause pain at the top of the uterus around this time. Likely just a normal irritation of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones n dehydration ? Plz help

Having right side flank pain burning stabbing pain under rib cage into back area I have a history of 12 stones  n dehydration ? Plz help

Here are some ...: Your personal experience in handling multiple stones should be the invaluable asset for you to decide when, what, and how to take timely action for current ordeal. If current Sx deviates from those in prior stone attack, go to ER to assure no gallbladder or lung issues. If similar and tolerable, you can wait, but if the pain becomes persistent and you feel chill, that is emergency and go to ER. ...Read more

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Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?

Have burning pain upper rite belly under rib cage  heart burn most every am can't sleep on my rite side it hurts my mid rite side back badly?

Have tests done: It is best to see your doctor and discuss it. Things to consider would be the gallbladder, the liver itself or the stomach and the duodenum, the ribs and the lung wil have to be look at. We can't do that with simple history alone, we need labs and imaging procedures. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bad burning in gut bad pain under ribs. Taken antiacids. Drank bicarb. Feel sick. Never had this before. Start in my sleep. Woke me up. No eat b4 bed.

Bad burning in gut bad pain under ribs. Taken antiacids. Drank bicarb. Feel sick. Never had this before. Start in my sleep. Woke me up. No eat b4 bed.

Cannot diagnose: Without further info and a full exam it is impossible to guess what is going on. See your local pcp and give a full history and undergo a physical exam and perhaps some imaging studies. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I've just had a gastroscopy for coeliac. Showed gastritis. Bloated and severe stitch pain in side. Sometimes pain / burning under ribs. Please help!

I've just had a gastroscopy for coeliac. Showed gastritis. Bloated and severe stitch pain in side. Sometimes pain / burning under ribs. Please help!

Gastritis: Celiac disease is not diagnosed by gastroscopy since it involves the small intestines and not the upper GI tract. You problem appears to be from inflammation in the stomach which may be associated with H pylori infection, NSAIDs intake etc. It is best for you to consult your doctor or see a GI specialist to get a more focused diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder out 2012. Woke up 2 days ago with pain/burning under right rib, across upper abdominal cavity & in stomach. No other symptoms. Why?

Abdominal pain: There are various possibilities causing abdominal pain in that area.The most common:acid reflux, gastritis, indigestion.There are other not so common causes, but to beat the most common usually a low fat, irritant free diet( caffeine, sauces, tomato, mint, spicy food) helps with symptoms. Among otc drugs tums, zantac (ranitidine) for example can help if not allergic to those. See pcp if not better. ...Read more

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I get muscle spasm with a burning throbbing pain under left rib.also serious stomach bloating?

I get muscle spasm with a burning throbbing pain under left rib.also serious  stomach  bloating?

Is it on going?: Stomach bloating you may mean abdominal bloating how long has it been? what time of the day or are they related to meals?Does having BM help the symptoms?Any kind of testings been done? ...Read more

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Chronic pain under ribs & burning pain on upper stomach. No wheezing, no cough. Phlegm clear. Pleurisy? Dr. Wont give me xray as had too many this yr

Chronic pain under ribs & burning pain on upper stomach. No wheezing, no cough. Phlegm clear. Pleurisy? Dr. Wont give me xray as had too many this yr

May not need X-ray: I can't say for sure but this may not be a diagnosis made by x-ray. If you have a chronic pain syndrome you should be treated for that. That type of pain is in the soft tissues around the chest and chestwall. You may ask your physician if this is actually myofascial pain as your treatment plan would be very different. ...Read more

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Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more


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