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Chest Pain Below Ribs
Woke up to dull left shoulder blade pain. Then pain in left breast /chest. Pain in ribs below breast, neck, and shoulder. Doc swears heart ok. Thoughts?
Prob not cardiac:
Unlikely cardiac given your age. Depends on your level of activity etc. Need more information. Breast cancer and pain typically do not go together if you are worried about that. This should be something simple a practitioner can help you with instantly.
Had before? ...Read more
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
Have chest pain 2 times a mounth, past half year. It happens after I rub the rib's to each other. Center of chest. Will it go over? Must I go to dr?
Costochondritis: It will probably pass if you avoid aggrivating the area. ...Read more
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
Be concerned: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. If you are currently having the symptoms you are describing you should see a doctor pronto! ...Read more
Yes: Anything about that part of the body bordered by the neck above, and abdomen below is part of the chest. Your particular question refers to the chest wall. ...Read more
So I have right sided chest pain that traveled to my left side in my rib cage now both are a steady pain?
I have some bad chest pain sort of under my lower left rib cage and its been constant for about a week, what to do?
Chest pain: Best course of action is go see your doctor and get checked out. It may be musculoskeletal but could also be a lot of other things. ...Read more
Costochondritis. Sitting in certain position when I have to move I have to very slow from the chest pain will it cause whole rib areas hurt?
Chest pain when coughing or stretching, comes and goes spontaneously feels quite painful, feels on the ribs opposed to within the chest cavity?
Chest wall: You need to exercise --.Get a more detailed answer ›
Iam wearing a 5%lido patch for chest pain r/t costocondritis. Might the patch make me feel slightly sob? How deep does the lido penitrate? 2 the ribs?
Less likely the: Patch ; more likely the costichondritis.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a chest pain. It is where the rib cage starts to seperate right in the center. It feel like I have eaten all day when I have not eaten anything?
Get evaluated now..: What you are describing sounds to me like fullness under your breastbone. This can be a heart symptom, so my best advice is for you to be evaluated pronto! I don't mean to create any alarm, but this is truly a "better safe than sorry" situation. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Over the past 2 months, I've been having chest pain on my left side. Pain is also in rib area and lower left chest as well as upper. No one knows why.?
N-M chest pains: See md. If not satisfied get 2nd opinion! ...Read more
Chest pain centre under where ribs end/ meet, gripping pain very servere lasts 15 minutes goes through into back, hard to move or breathe its so painful.
Not great: First off, and this supercedes anything else I write, that needs to be evaluated by a doctor. The odds are that this is acid reflux or esophageal spasm in a 34yo woman, but a whole host of dangerous problems hasn't been excluded and can't be by any 400 character internet consultation. Take care of yourself. ...Read more
For the past 5 days I've had this stabbing pain about every hour on my left side on my ribs. I also had chest pain but that has gone away.
Pain in left ribs: Unless you have known heart disease, this is usually not a matter for concern. Rib pain is commonly due to an inflamed rib, medically called costo-chondritis. It may also be due to : stress, or a pulled muscle, or gastric reflux. Occasionally it can be due to a heart problem, but your description does not suggest that possibility. ...Read more
Can it be cardiac related if chest pain is quite localised but moves around? For example, on the left side, than on the right, than below the ribs?
I've just had a chest pain on my right chest but it has gone away. But now I had pain on my right ribs. But it didn't last long. Should I see a doc?
Chest Pain: Anytime one has chest pain, it is smart to be evaluated by a trained professional. Less suspicious on the right side but it still could be anything. It could range from just irritation, pneumonia, fracture, etc. Of course always cardiac is a concern. See your PCP for an evaluation. ...Read more
What could cause my ribs to constantly pop out of place? Causes lots of chest pain & back pain. I get adjusted regularly but they revert soon after.
Rib problem: If your ribs are truly "popping out of place" this may be seen in patients with hypermobility syndrome or other conditions in which there is laxity of the connective tissues. I recommend seeing a rheumatologist and would be happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more
I was wondering how common central, prickly chest pain that is also felt under the ribs and in the back is, what causes it, and how to treat it? Thx
Not very common: I have to say that patients do not often describe chest pain as prickly and going also to the back. What it is would depend on a further detailed history regarding when you have it, what brings it on, what makes it go away. How to treat it would depend on what it is. Sorry to be vague, but really the best thing is to see a doc who can take a complete history. ...Read more
Sharp chest pain, left-front, 3rd rib from bottom. ~5 min of pain 1-2 times/day. No pain w/breath/touch. Pain always same place/type/duration. Thanks!
Chest pain.: More information will be needed. With chest pain on the left without obvious cause or origin, you want to rule out cardiac causes. If all work ups are negative, you have been having this pain for sometimes and it does not cause any problem, it might be Prinzmetal's angina. Please follow up your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?
2yrs chest pain, doc says pulling from cartlidge in ribs, heal in 6-8mo. Same pain past 3 days doc said should been gone, but happens evry few months why.
There are many causes of chest pain, but in a toddler, muscular pain or a bruise may be the cause. If he has any problems breathing, I would suggest a visit with the M.D.
If he can take children's motrin (ibuprofen) it may help relieve the pain. A heating pad can also help. ...Read more
I have scapular dyskinesis on my left side, when I lay down I sometimes get left chest pain, does this have to do with my ribs from blade out of line?
Started two yrs ago I get quick stabbing pain in right side towards the back right directly below ribs and chest pain that comes and goes very random?
Chest pain: chest pain as described here and at your age is most likely to be coming from the chest wall "musculoskeletal". Other common causes may include asthma and acid reflux. Heart problems can cause chest pain but your symptoms are not fitting. If ibuprofen does not help your pain then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm having random moments of deep chest pain, once every other day, lasting only 2 breaths. It's a sharp pain beneath my 5th rib, usually after caffeine. What is happening? How can I diagnose this?
Muscular/skeletal: Several issues: 1. Muscle/bone pain is very common in the young, especially if active and reproduced by movement, deep breathing, etc; 2. Sharp-stabbing pain lasting a few seconds is normal and typically indicates transient nerve compression, called the 'precordial pinch'; 3. Caffeine can cause some normal heart rate increase, which can be associated with chest discomfort. ...Read more