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Chest pain just below sternum gas?

Chest pain just below sternum gas?

Chest pain: It could be gastritis, or reflux disease or musculoskeletal or cardiac. You need to consult your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pain Under Breast Bone (Definition)

The sternum is sometimes referred to as the "breastbone". Pain under the breast bone would medically referred to as substernal pain. Although there are multiple causes, cardiac and pulmonary sources need ...Read more


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Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

Stabbing chest pain right breast bone?

ER now: In case this is heart or vascular related, i suggest you go to the er now. Time is of the essence. ...Read more

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Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

Back pain abdominal pain pain below breast bone?

A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...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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Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infection (like shingles) broken rib and mush more need to be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Five second pain across center of chest between breasts. Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain. Chest pain related or cardiac?

Five second pain across center of chest between breasts.  Momentary pain above right breast. Upper back shoulder pain.  Chest pain related or cardiac?

Usually not cardiac.: If only five sec then usually not cardiac. Cardiac is lasting into the minutes and can be related with activity. This could also be skeletal pain. If continues i would go to family md. If pain becomes worse or persistent then to the er to make sure no serious issues. Need to determine any other symptoms and risk factors as well. ...Read more

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Severe upper abdominal pain. Began beside bellybutton & has shifted below ribcage. Worse after meal. Back pain. Chest pain. Right shoulder pain. Help?

Severe upper abdominal pain. Began beside bellybutton & has shifted below ribcage. Worse after meal. Back pain. Chest pain. Right shoulder pain. Help?

Get in.: If you are having severe abdominal pain, you need to get in to be seen right away - it could be something serious. You could be dealing with a bad gallbladder, a bad appendix, or something else. Please get in right away. ...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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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Back shoulder pain: at 26 years old. Pain in right shoulder area is most likely not related to lung cancer. Absent trauma, it can easily be referred pain from gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Left muscle pain, left chest pain and fever?

Pain and fever: There are many things that can cause pain, muscle pain and fever, the most common are viruses. These are treated symptomatically with meds such as acetomeniphen or ibuprofen, however, if the symptoms persist consult your physician. ...Read more

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Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more

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Pain & swelling left rib cage?

Rib pain: The rib cage does not often become painful and swollen, unless there was some direct injury to the area (rib fracture/contusion) or some indirect sprain/strain to the muscle/ligament structures (costochondritis...). There can be soft tissue masses (and rarely bony) that can present with such symptoms, so please get evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain in left chest at sternum, shoulder and lower ribs. Some extra gas.

More info needed...: Chest pain in a 48 year old male that radiates to the shoulder could be a sign of acute coronary artery disease. Without knowing anything else, this is a condition that you should have evaluated promptly. Have seen many men (and women) that came to my ER with "gas" and ended up with stents in their coronary arteries because it was not "gas". Call your doctor or head to the ER. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back ?

Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back
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Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. They can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Catching dull annoying pain below left breast inside rib cage?

Catching dull annoying pain below left breast inside rib cage?

Probably muscle: At age 29 it's probably muscle pain or a cramp. It could be a heart rhythm issue or lung infection depending on other symptoms. If it continues, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left armpit pain chest pain back pain headaches?

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a careful history and physical exam. It's necessary to determine the cause of the pain, check your heart, blood pressure; perhaps take an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

Dr. Imad Khreim
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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more