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Pain in back and rib cage after starting new yoga class?

Pain in back and rib cage after starting new yoga class?

Muscle use & pain: Yoga strains your muscles as it conditions them and also requires increased flexibility. Most likely you have not used these particular muscles and they are healing normally from the new stresses you have placed on them, similar to lifting weights and having soreness. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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My chest and rib cage really hurt?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Left side rib cage hurts when taking breath?

Left side rib cage hurts when taking breath?

Trauma?: It can range from a fractured rib to irritation of the pleural cavity caused by inflammation or infection.
Get diagnosed. ...Read more

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My right side under my rib cage extended to my back hurts?

My right side under my rib cage extended to my back hurts?

Doctor exam: That could be a muscle strain, but it is also the same location of the gallbladder. It is best to have your doctor examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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My right rib cage hurts. When I lean forward the pain gets worse?

?Costocondritis: Did you hurt your chest? Is the pain localized? Is there any swelling. You need to be examined to sort out the various causes that may be causing pain. One likely candidate is inflammation at the junction of rib bone and cartilage. ...Read more

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My back hurts and my rib cage seems to have grown, what could this be?

My back hurts and my rib cage seems to have grown, what could this be?

Examination: I'm not sure what you mean by your ribs growing but it is something you should definitely visit your doctors to make sure other pathologies aren't issues. ...Read more

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What would cause your lower back to hurt and right under your rib cage?

Several options: There are multiple potential causes, such as lumbar sprain/strain, kidney pathology, abdominal pathology, spinal disc disease, etc. See a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Been having a lot of ribs cage pain hurts when I push on my ribs what could it be?

Cause, see physician: Musculoskeletal trauma (knowingly or unaware) is common cause including muscle strains, rib contusions or fractures. Costochondritis or inflammation in anterior ribs can be quite painful and is self limiting.
Shingles, viral infection, most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that can wrap around torso in distribution of rib. Pleurisy, inflammation of lining of lungs, can cause rib pain. ...Read more

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What cuases sharp pain under your left rib cage.It's been hurting since morning and still hurts?

What cuases sharp pain under your left rib cage.It's been hurting since morning and still hurts?

Pain under (L) ribs: May be muscle spasm (called a stitch) that can be relieved by stretching the involved muscles. In that area, however, pain might be referred from stomach, pancreas, spleen, splenic flexure of colon, or ribs. If burning sensation &/or blisters, shingles is possible. If recent onset, stitch most likely, but if other organ problems, see pcp for workup. ...Read more

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For several weeks I have had pain below my right rib cage. It hurts more when I bend or stretch, and when I press on it.?

For several weeks I have had pain below my right rib cage. It hurts more when I bend or stretch, and when I press on it.?

Fractured rib: Obviously, first thing is to rule out a rib fracture or inter-costal ligament tear or strain. U will need an exam and at least an x-ray. Of course, other conditions such as intestinal or kidney problems could produce these symptoms, so consider them all and go find out for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Something moves under my right rib cage, it's does not hurt but annoying, it moves to my right side and right area of my back?

Something moves under my right rib cage, it's does not hurt but annoying, it moves to my right side and right area of my back?

You have lipomaq: Lipoma is a benign tumor composed of adipose tissue. It is the most common form of soft tissue tumor.[1] lipomas are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. ...Read more

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I've been coughing too much that my left side of the body near the bottom of the rib cage hurts. Is this something of a concern?

I've been coughing too much that my left side of the body near the bottom of the rib cage hurts. Is this something of a concern?

Not usually: Pain in that location after coughing is usually caused by a strain of the muscles and ligaments used to generate a forceful expiration — i.e. A cough or sneeze. It will usually resolve in a few days with anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain should become unbearable or be accompanied by fever, bloody sputum, or significant shortness of breath you should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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On my left side under my rib cage I feel like I have a big air bubble or something stuck there and it hurts. Should I be concerned?

On my left side under my rib cage I feel like I have a big air bubble or something stuck there and it hurts. Should I be concerned?

Aerophagia: Swallowing of air can create your symptoms. More history is needed: Your Age, duration, timing, severity, specific location. Also, what makes symptoms better or worse? Have any labs or x rays been done?
Depending on the above, symptoms can be caused by aerophagia, intestinal blockage, abdominal wall injury, depending on the above questions. If this is sever, consult your doctor or consider ER ...Read more

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Sharp pain under upper right rib cage? Hurts almost unbearably for a few seconds then goes away. Happens a couple of times every minute or so

Sharp pain under upper right rib cage? Hurts almost unbearably for a few seconds then goes away.  Happens a couple of times every minute or so

Exam-ASAP: This may be the earliest sign of gallbladder disease or gallstones, as well as gas trapping; nonetheless, your symptoms requires examination, abdominal ultrasound and blood testing. ...Read more

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I have a very sharp pain in lower left rib cage. I can pinpoint the pain. It's been on and off for about a year. Hurts very bad when pressing on it?

Rib pain: Any bony pain that has been going on this long deserves an evaluation. You need to talk with your physician, telling him/her how long it has been bothering you and any history associated with it and get appropriate studies to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Hi I need some advice for the past 6 weeks on and off my skin feels like it hurts to touch only on left side of my back and side and front of rib cage?

Hi I need some advice for the past 6 weeks on and off my skin feels like it hurts to touch only on left side of my back and side and front of rib cage?

See your doctor: You may have a viral problem if your discomfort is within a dermatome. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) can start out being uncomfortable before the actual rash occurs. Your doctor can best diagnose this as well as listen to your lungs to make sure it is not a form of pluerisy. She can also rule out any muscular skeletal issues. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have had on and off for a few years a squeezing pain under my rib cage in the right back side. I ate popcorn and shortly thereafter I really hurt. I?

I have had on and off for a few years a squeezing pain under my rib cage in the right back side. I ate popcorn and shortly thereafter I really hurt. I?

Back pain: More description of the pain is needed in order to make a differential diagnosis. If it's Sharp, fleeting and worsened with a deep breath, it could be a pinched nerve. Gall stones and a kidney stone can cause pain In this area. A pinched nerve usually resolves. If the discomfort persists see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I want help my left side my rib cage lower part hurts very bad!!?

I want help my left side my rib cage lower part hurts very bad!!?

Consider being seen: There are a number of possibilities and if it does not improve, you should consider being seen. Among the structures on the left side in that area are the lung, ribs, stomach and pancreas, all of which could potentially cause pain. Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib-cartilage junction is among the more common causes and is quite benign, but you could also have a pneumonia. ...Read more

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Why do my rib cage both sides hurt? it started a few days ago

Why do my rib cage both sides hurt?   it started a few days ago

Rib pain: Did you fall or have a cold with a lot of coughing.
Sleeping in a poor position too could be the cause.
Take some ibuprofen for a few days, if continues then see your primary care.
Go to emergency department if pain worsens or your breathing becomes difficult ...Read more

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What does it mean if your upper rib cage hurts when you touch it?

What does it mean if your upper rib cage hurts when you touch it?

Need to diagnose: Most likely an inflammatory condition called costochondritis. If there was trauma consider fracture or dislocation
the xray shown is a fracture dislocation of the ankle. ...Read more

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Both of my sides hurt near my rib cage when I move. What could be the cause?

As above: To find the correct cause, see your PCP for evaluation and wirk up. ...Read more

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What could cause the left side of my rib cage (lower part) to hurt very badly?

What could cause the left side of my rib cage (lower part) to hurt very badly?

A number of causes:: 1: from your spine;
2: from the ribs, underlying lung or the heart;
3: underlying abdominal structures, like spleen, colon, pancreas, or left kidney.

See your PCP and have an examination and investigations to elucidate the cause of your problem.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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What makes my left side hurt under my rib cage it hurt off an on for 3 years it hurts?

Rib pain: Since it is chronic most are due to postural or structural issues. They could stem from scoliosis, posture, referred structural pain etc. ...Read more

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I am having spasms in the right side of my body just below my rib cage. It hurts too. What could it be?

I am having spasms in the right side of my body just below my rib cage. It hurts too. What could it be?

Muscle spasm: It may be a muscle spasm, possibly brought on by strenuous activity. Try warm compresses at 15 min intervals or Ibuprofen taken with food. If it persists, see a doctor for a prescription muscle relaxer. ...Read more