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Doctor insights on: Constant Pain Under Right Ribs Involves Breathing

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I get heavy breathing even on slightest of work i do,.. And then there is this constant pain in my left shoulder which sometimes goes upto my chest.is it worrisome? Do I need to check with some cardiologist?

I get heavy breathing even on slightest of work i do,.. And then there is this constant pain in my left shoulder which sometimes goes upto my chest.is it worrisome? Do I need to check with some cardiologist?

Yes: that you are short of breath even with the slightest work may be deconditioned state, pulmonary or cardiac. Given that you are of South Asian origin, Coronary disease is high on the differential, especially since you also have chest pain albeit constant shoulder pain. You need to see a cardiologist asap; get a resting ECG, stress echocardiogram and fasting lipids at a minimum for workup and treat ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Why am i having constant pain under right rib cage and upper back?

Why am i having constant pain under right rib cage and upper back?

Because: You probably lean to the right all the time with your mouse in the right hand, phone and other devices. Ask someone to observe you sitting from behind and take a picture when you're not aware to see what your posture is like so you can correct it. Your pain can also be secondary to organ dysfunction such as gall bladder, pancreas, stomach or intestine. See a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Sudden constant pain under right rib cage, not affected by most movement, only twisting upper body. Could it be gallbladder with no pain in abdomen?

Sudden constant pain under right rib cage, not affected by most movement, only twisting upper body. Could it be gallbladder with no pain in abdomen?

Right sided pain: If the pain is aggravated by a deep breath it could be emanating from the base of the right lung, a pinched intercostal nerve(which runs between two ribs),injured rib , or inflamed rib cage muscle. Gall bladder or liver inflammation are also possibilities. Gall bladder pain may radiate around to the back. If pain persists, see you physician and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Dull constant pain under right rib cage. Horrible gas along with constipation. Sore to the touch. Should I go to the ER?

Dull constant pain under right rib cage. Horrible gas along with constipation. Sore to the touch. Should I go to the ER?

No: Use a laxative like Dulcolax or even a suppository to get a good BM. Drink PLENTY of fluids, lots of fruits and vegetables and a fiber laxative for a few days to get yourself regular and again whenever needed. This is most likely gas at your age, and an ED visit is not needed unless it doesn't get better or actually gets worse. If there's back or shoulder pain, then you should go to ED. ...Read more

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I have a sharp constant pain in the center of my ribs. Any idea why?

Concerning pain: Paint such as this in your age group is concerning. A 17-year-old should not have constant pain. You need to see a doctor, get an x-ray, perhaps a CT scan as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a constant pain in between your ribs just under your boobs?

Could be: Chest wall pain due to slipped rib syndrome or could be something inside your abdomen or chest causing these symptoms like gall bladder, pancreas, stomach etc. ...Read more

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I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

Pain: Your description does not he me give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be myofascial and probably is. I would try an anti inflammatory such a Ibuprofen 400mg once daily with food fora week and if this does not help see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more