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My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

Rheumatoid Disorder: At your age of 22, if you do not have a history of spine trauma or repetitive stress to the area, it sounds like you may have a rheumatolgical disorder. The typical ones at your age may be scheuermann's disease, ankylosing spondilitis or even diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Either way to be really sure you may want to see a rheumatologist if your primary doc hasn't figured it out yet. ...Read more

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I have MS and experienced left rib pain around shoulder blades. Is this normal?

I have MS and experienced left rib pain around shoulder blades. Is this normal?

No, it's abnormal: Sounds like you have an issue within the spinal cord. Pain is far from uncommon, about 90% of all patients, and could well be a sign of impending relapse. Suggest you involve your neurologist ASAP, and consider treatment. ...Read more

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Right side rib pain for 8 months goes into my right shoulder blade I have had 8 clear xrays in past 3 months

Right side rib pain for 8 months goes into my right shoulder blade I have had 8 clear xrays in past 3 months

Gallbladder/ Ulcer?: The symptoms here are vague. This type of symptom could arise from different things. Simple muscle cramps would be relieved with conditioning, stretch and better breathing. My first thought is something gastrointestinal like an irritated gallbladder or an ulcer in the small intestine - but not my specialty so I'd suggest consulting an internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have been having right sided rib pain for 8 months that goes in to my back and shoulder blades, I suffer with copd gastritis blood and xrays clear

I have been having right sided rib pain for 8 months that goes in to my back and shoulder blades, I suffer with copd gastritis blood and xrays clear

? gallbladder: Differential include lung issue, pleurisy, liver or gallbladder with referred pain. Not likely to be cardiac. Could also be neuropathy or spine issue. ...Read more

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I have feared lung cancer for over a year now due to daily shoulder/rib pain right sided, is it time to stop worrying and treat my anxieties?

I have feared lung cancer for over a year now due to daily shoulder/rib pain right sided, is it time to stop worrying and treat my anxieties?

Fear unhelpful: Age 33 is unusual for lung cancer. What you need to do is see your physician and get proper evaluation and make sure you live a healthy life. Don't smoke, don't use tobacco, don't use e-cigs or inhaled combustibles. ...Read more

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My ribs hurt just below my shoulder down and around the side. It hurts worse to touch it. Even when my clothes rub on it it hurts bad. What could it b?

Pre-rash shingles?: If this just started, could be shingles in its pre-rash stage. If start to get little clear-yellow fluid filled vessicles (/blisters) with reddness around them, then is shingles / zoster, and should see your dr or urgent care for medications to minimize duration and severity. ...Read more

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Please help can't take the pain! My (r) shoulder blade bottom tip along with all (r) side ribs hurt so bad, only relief when cracked or medicine?

Get diagnosis: Radiating pain can have many causes. Treatment should be specific. Get it diagnosed properly. A physiatrist might help. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in ribs aboutwice a week. Pain in left shoulder, neck and arm. Stabbing pain under right foot. Was diagnosed with fibro. Chances of MS?

Stabbing pain in ribs aboutwice a week. Pain in left shoulder, neck and arm. Stabbing pain under right foot. Was diagnosed with fibro. Chances of MS?

Fibromyalgia pain: Pain is most likely from fibromyalgia. Do you feel like you got adequate information about your condition? Are there other symptoms that concern you? Depression/anxiety can also affect your experience of pain. If you are concerned, you can see a neurologist to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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Shoulder tip pain and rib pain following laparoscopy?

Shoulder tip pain and rib pain following laparoscopy?

Commonly seen: In laparoscopic surgery, the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to make a "cave" that the surgeon can see/work in. At the end of the case, the CO2 gas is removed, but invariably, some remains beneath the diaphragms. The "pain" nerves of the shoulder are the same as the diaphragm. Therefore, patients often complain of shoulder pain after laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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I have a contusion to my right shoulder and chest wall and cannot take nsaids. The rib pain is intense and I was injured a month ago. What can Ido?

Topical: You could try a topical pain reliever. Some pharmacists compound their own. Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is effective (NSAID but topical so you may be able to use it) and is a prescription med. Maybe try a chiropractor or osteopath for gentle manipulation. ...Read more

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I have had shoulder pain and rib pain for about 6 months. Losing mobility of my arm. Hurts ribcage when I breathe. No break in ribs, 3 were displaced.

I have had shoulder pain and rib pain for about 6 months. Losing mobility of my arm. Hurts ribcage when I breathe. No break in ribs, 3 were displaced.

Complicated: If you have lingering displaced upper ribs, you may have something called thoracic outlet syndrome. Easy to test on physical exam, have your pcp or sports med doc examine. If no one has checked your cervical spine, make sure that has been checked out also to rule out radiculopathy. You might also consider manipulation by a chiropractor or do for the displaced ribs. Hope that helps, best of luck! ...Read more

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Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

Gall bladder pain is: Usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains ". If constipated, the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble, the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more

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What could cause elevated immunoglobulin M (IgM)? IgM result is 468 mg/dl, all other bloodwork normal. Also shortness of breath, shoulder, rib pain

What could cause elevated immunoglobulin M (IgM)? IgM result is 468 mg/dl, all other bloodwork normal. Also shortness of breath, shoulder, rib pain

Infection, myeloma: IgM is the 1st antibody released by the immune system in the course of fighting an infection. Depending on the amount of other antibodies (even if normal), it could also represent a tumor or malignancy of the immune system, like lymphoma or myeloma. We can't diagnose that here. Use HealthTap Prime to upload the entire report (all tests) or talk to the doctor who ordered the bloodwork. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain, seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore?

Shoulder blade pain, breastbone pain, lower back pain, rib pain, seems to wrap around my body, started severe 5 days ago. Slight cough and sore?

Go to the Doctor: I believe the question as asked is the perfect definition of when one needs to be seen by their family doctor. Something is wrong. Your body is telling you to get some help. You need to be seen and examined by the doctor you trust most. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in ribs under right shoulder?

What could cause pain in ribs under right shoulder?

Let me try to help: Many stuff could cause pain in that area, the common in my practice is bursitis in that area. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in ribs under right shoulder?

What to do if I have pain in ribs under right shoulder?

Pain in ribs: Go see the doctor and find out why you have pain in the rib area. There are lots of possibilities. ...Read more

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My shoulder, chest, and ribs hurt when I breath, cough, and laugh, what's wrong?

My shoulder, chest, and ribs hurt when I breath, cough, and laugh, what's wrong?

Could be: A biomechanical problem like slipped rib syndrome, chostochondritis or other problems like pleurisy which is inflammation of lung lining. See a good osteopathic physician or a physiatrist. ...Read more

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The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds - no help. What should I do?

The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds - no help. What should I do?

Consider Massage &PT: The first thing we need to figure out is why. We need to learn more about your spine, do an exam, get xrays and learn more about your work, sports and trauma if any. Many people see a Chiropractor or sports medicine doc who will do an exam and get imaging. If massage, stretching and exercise don't help a formal course of Physical therapy may be appropriate. If all this fails an MRI is indicated. ...Read more

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I'm stage 4 Breast cancer. Been having pain in ribs/ shoulder for 2 mths. Also cancer antigen 27. 29 blood test is back above normal. Is cancer back?

I'm stage 4 Breast cancer. Been having pain in ribs/ shoulder for 2 mths. Also cancer antigen 27. 29 blood test is back above normal. Is cancer back?

See your oncologist.: Stage IV describes invasive breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs of the body, such as the lungs, distant lymph nodes, skin, bones, liver, or brain. Talk to your oncologist to determine the extent/ or remission of the cancer. Stage 4 usually means that cancer was not just in the breast area. ...Read more

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What is most likely the cause of constant left side rib pain that worsens when swallowing food or liquids??

Pain deglutition: Likely of oesophageal origin;best diagnosed by endoscopy if not specifically related to a historical occurrence or if persistent ...Read more

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I have this constant pain localized on left side of my torso on the side just before the end of rib. No other signs just shoulder pain what is dx?

Possible enlarged sp: This could bean enlarged spleen. It would cause the torso pain as well as referred pain to your left shoulder. You should see your physician for this. ...Read more

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Hi for the last 6 month I have had a constant ache just front left shoulder at the top of my ribs on the left side. My masulse twist 8 month ago?

Hi for the last 6 month I have had a constant ache just front left shoulder at the top of my ribs on the left side. My masulse twist 8 month ago?

Need to be seen: It certainly is possible to injure a muscle and have it be painful for months. But there are other things that could cause this pain as well. In order to diagnose this, a doctor has to examine you, and maybe do some testing. Please make an appointment with your primary care doctor. ...Read more