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Dull Pain In Ribs
What causes a short stabbing pain in side of left breast near armpit? Some dull pain in ribs below armpit & below bra line of PCP says heart ok.
Costochondritis: Costochondritis, or Tietze's disease results from irritation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone. Pain is typically manifest with movement, deep breath, cough. It is a benign condition, which can be properly treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Mechanical irritation due to bra wires can exacerbate the symptoms. ...Read more
I have dull pain below ribs right side for 3 weeks. No weight change or appetite change. Any idea what it could be?
Maybe gall bladder: I would recommend an ultrasound of your gall bladder to rule out any chronic issues with gall stones. Especially if you are having any nausea associated with meals. Also, if this continues I would recommend a follow up visit with primary care doctor to have a good exam. ...Read more
Abdominal pain: At your age, this should be investigated by your doctor to make sure there is nothing serious going on. ...Read more
Dull pain: Location under rib cage could be spleen, liver, gallbladder, gas, strain, among others. ...Read more
Likely: Musculoskeletal.Get a more detailed answer ›
On the left side...: 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
I've been having dull pain under my rib cage on my lower right side back for the past 2 weeks, normally occurs while laying down any suggestions?
Notice: If the dull pain is intermittent or steady, clearly localized or diffuse, related to any pressure on your back or side, increases (or decreases) with deep breathing, gets worse with you touching or palpating, associated with urination, menstrual cycle, upper GI symptoms. As you see, the range of possibilities is wide. But, unremitting pain for 2 should be evaluated. ...Read more
I have had off and on dull pain under right rib area in upper abdomin for months and now I have similar pain at about same place under left rib area for few days now. What could it be?
Upper abdominal ache: Your symptoms are nonspecific and could be due to liver, gall bladder, pancreatic, or stomach (gastric)disorders. Since your symptoms have been present for so long, it's time to see a physician or a gastroenterologist who will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Dull pain below right rib cage hurts from front to the back an I don't have a gallbladder what could this be?
Does it feel like GB: Does it feel like your old gallbladder attacks? It is possible to have issues such as retained stones or even new primary gallstones formed in your bile ducts after gallbladder removal. Nausea? Bloating? Belching? Other causes are simple pulled muscle or rib issues. Internal causes include liver, pancreas, stomach, colon etc. See your doctor for history and physical. ...Read more
For about 2 weeks dull pain below right rib cage sometimes I get sudden pains feeling like knife stabbing what could this be?
Gall bladder symptom: Right upper quadrant pain can be from gallbladder irritation or possibly an ulcer in a young person. These pains can be dull with exacerbations of discomfort. A visit to your primary care doctor for further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more
My spleen is enlarged and I just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?
See below: You report having a cardiac catheterization but did not mention whether or not you have coronary disease. Since this is a new symptom, you may want to have checked out. You can also call/page your primary or whoevever is covering for him or her since they would have access to your entire medical history. ...Read more
My right flank area is experiencing dull pain just below ribs. When I flex, I can feel more of a lump on right oblique than the left. I pressed on that spot while relaxed and heard and felt grurgleing?
See below: The lump you are pressing on is likely your intestines. If your pain or the lump persist see your physician. ...Read more
Dull pain left below rib cage next to belly button dull ache 2 weeks comes and goes when upright. Ideas? 36 healthy female.
This could be...: Many things. Including a pulled muscle or pain deeper in the abdomen. You may be able to tell if it is shallow pain (somatic) if you "push" out your belly several inches, then "suck" it in. If this causes local pain or if tender to touch, pain is likely a muscle and not worrisome. Pain around belly button could be adenitis (inflammed lymph node from recent infection) and should improve. Get good exam. ...Read more
Been experiencing soreness in my calves along with fatigue and sometimes anxiety/sweating/dull pain below left rib cage. Had angioplasty 4 yrs ago.
Occlusion of vessel: I would worry first and foremost about the partial or total blockade of arteries that supply the heart and the leg. You might be experiencing angina pectoris and claudication. Pain due to not having enough blood (oxygen) to the tissue and. The tissues deprived of oxygen and other nutrients will be injured (hypoxia), this will result exertional or rest l pain depending the degree of occlusio. ...Read more
30w pregnant, dull pain/pressure in ribs/ just below on the right hand side during sitting, not laying down or walking. Could it be pressure from baby?
Could be: We can not diagnosis the exact cause of pain in a specific case online. It is certainly common for a 30 week uterus to cause some discomfort in the ribs and side. You should confirm with your obgyn at your next visit. If your pain is severe, if your blood pressure is elevated or your have nausea and vomiting you should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
Night sweats weight loss dull pain bottom of ribs pinpoint red dots stomach blood work normal any ideas?
I was recently raped. Now I have severe lower abdominal pain and dull pain under my ribs in my back. Nausea and dizziness. Can this be a kidney issue?
Seek med eval ASAP: With those symptoms you need to seek medical evaluation asap. If you haven't already, you should also report it to the proper authorities! ...Read more
You could have pulled a muscle. On the other hand, this could be from something under the chest or abdominal wall.
Try a warm compress or ice pack. If symptoms persist, X rays, labs and possible Cat scan of abdomen and chest may be needed at your doctor's discretion ...Read more
See a doctor for-: -evaluation. Tests may be needed as well as a hands on exam, , aswell as a good history. The causes can be many there are so many organs in that area as well as possibility of referred pain ...Read more
Dull pain below lower right ribs and right back accompanied with acidity. What it could be? . Its on and off and been there since a few years
I started getting a dull pain under my left rib cage its a come and go pain, usually when im done eating and sitting down. Please help. Thank you?
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
I have a weird dull pain between my left rib cage and skin, I feel it if I am leaning to the left..
Severe pain under my right rib also radiaetes to back I also have a dull pain under my left rib I had my galbladder removed nearly 3 years ago?
More Info Needed: When does this happen? Any relieving factors like antacids or gas-reducing medicine? How long does it last. Any other symptoms like nausea, shortness of breath, sweating. Other chronic diseases like diabetes or high bp? You should probably consult a doctor to get this evaluated-it could be gas or it could be heart pain which is serious. You need to find out asap. ...Read more
Dull pain on back left rib travels to front under rib & occasionally lower left abdomen for 15 days. Started after poor sleep posture & heavy purse.
Muscle stain: Sounds like a muscle stain. Try applying alternating cold and warm most compresses three times daily. Your choice of an over the counter antiinflammatory med like ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen) or Aspirin can help. Alternatively you can try a topical medication to apply directly to the painful area such as aspercreme or salonpas as directed. The symptoms should improve with time. ...Read more
I have a burning/dull pain under my right ribs when leaning over too long, like sitting at a restaurant table for example. What could be causing this?
Inflammation: Most likely you have a condition called costochondritis. This is due to poor blood flow to the cartilage of the lower ribs. Correct your posture and you will get better. In the mean time, use some ice packs or hot packs and some anti-inflammatories as you are allowed and you should be better. If not, see your pcp. ...Read more
Last few days I have had some pressure and dull pain in my left rib cage see to be belching and uncomfortable in general.. What could be causing this?
Don't know: Sounds as though you have an issue with your stomach or esophagus. See a dr to get this evaluated! ...Read more
Slight dull pain under bottom right rib cage feel it more when tightening up could this be muscle pulled from weight lifting? Lift a lot of weights
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