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My rib cage around to my spine has dull ache. What could cause this?

My rib cage around to my spine has dull ache. What could cause this?

Rob cage pain: Sometimes this is just from sleeping on it wrong or due to some kind of lifting/pulling activity that caused muscle spasms or strain. If it radiates from the spine around, it could haw a spinal cause due to nerve irritation, although that's pretty rare. If you just had a bad cough, it's from the muscle and ribs being irritated from that. Have it checked if it doesn't improve in 2 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause my left side ache and throb and.Under rib cage could it be my liver?

What could cause my left side ache and throb and.Under rib cage could it be my liver?

Anatomy: The liver is under your right breast. It is not on the left side and thus could not be the cause of left abdominal pain. On the left is the colon, spleen, pancreas and stomach. ...Read more

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Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom. Does this cause those SX?

Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom.  Does this cause those SX?

Chest wall pain: if you do, indeed, have costochondritis, then this could explain your pain. usually this pain is only in the front along your breast bone and edges of ribs. it could also be pleuritis. ...Read more

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Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Intermittent ache under rib cage. Stomach ache after eating. For few weeks. What could be the cause? Scared of pancreatic cancer!!

Too young for cancer: You should consult your doctor if the pain does not go away in 2 weeks. Pancreatic Cancer is not the likely cause in your case as it is extremely rare under the age of 40 years. ...Read more

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I keep having pains below my left rib cage it's quite uncomfortable it's like a dull ache.What could be causing these pains?

I keep having pains below my left rib cage it's quite uncomfortable it's like a dull ache.What could be causing these pains?

Needs evaluation: Possibilities include enlarged spleen, issues from pancreas, colon, stomach, kidney, gallbladder or prior surgery. Your physician can review your history, examine you and may check bloodwork and probably get a ct scan. Good luck. ...Read more

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I been having pain on my left side of my rib cage, should I worry since i had it all day yesterday, and also right on the bottom of my spine it aches?

Be ready: If you have fever, shortness of breath or weak and lightheaded, you should be evaluated today. If you feel ok other than the pain, and symptoms are not worsening, you could wait and see if it persists for a couple of days, especially if you can identify a well-defined area of tenderness in the chest wall. That would tell you it's probably a musculoskeletal problem. Low back pain may be unrelated. ...Read more

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Had a cough for a couple of days now rib cage aches. What do you suggest I do for the pain?

Had a cough for a couple of days now rib cage aches. What do you suggest I do for the pain?

NSAIDs and rest: Sounds like you strained a muscle between your ribs. If you have no problems with your stomach and kidneys, take an anti-inflammatory such as aleve with food. Also, if you have to cough or take a deep breath, hug a pillow to avoid excessive motion in your ribs. Avoid exertion as this will also stress your ribs and the muscles in between. ...Read more

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Please explain dull aching pain right under left rib cage?

Please explain dull aching pain right under left rib cage?

See below: It could be any number of things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more