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Feels Like Ribs Are Ripping Out Of Skin
Vomiting, dizzyness, weak legs and hips, disorientation, falling, head and back feel like they are being ripped open, sore throat and chest, 95 body?
Get thee 2 EMERGENCY: Dude....not sure why you're typing anything on a computer...or even HOW you can type anything on a computer with those types of symptoms. You should be in an ER right now checking out your elytes and other stuff. Sounds like you need to be tanked up at least. Body temp 95? Not a good number. You need a doctor NOW...look me up if you'd like at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi but GO ER NOW. ...Read more
Hi I need some advice for the past 6 weeks on and off my skin feels like it hurts to touch only on left side of my back and side and front of rib cage?
See your doctor: You may have a viral problem if your discomfort is within a dermatome. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) can start out being uncomfortable before the actual rash occurs. Your doctor can best diagnose this as well as listen to your lungs to make sure it is not a form of pluerisy. She can also rule out any muscular skeletal issues. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
How old are you?:
I know you are male. Your age is important for my list of differential diagnosis.
the only thing I can think about with the very little information I have, is stress, .
you think about it, no trauma, no incident, cold spot in the scalp, and tingling sensation on the side. The only thing in common is stress and anxiety. ...Read more
My ribs are bugging me feels like a small pressure against them it won't stop. Sometimes the skin hurts. Could organs have been moved doubtful though?
Chest pain: Doubtful that your organs bulging has caused this issue. Probably a floating rib dislodged. Osteopathic physicians are trained to make this assessment and treat appropriately. ...Read more
Felt like something hot was being dragged along my skin briefly, didn't hurt really but it made me wince, bymy entire right rib to my hip. Maybe nerves?
The sensation you describe is a paresthesia. It is an indicator of nerve root injury. Causes include local nerve injury, kidney stones, and more rarely infections, lack of blood flow, genetic conditions, medication side effects and vitamin deficiencies.
New, severe, or persistent symptoms are worthy of an office visit to check for these conditions. ...Read more
Left side large mass under rib cage area. When I lay on my right side I feel it. Almost like a babies head or butt! Help!
I have found a hard lump on the top part of my rib under the skin it's vary painful and it feels like it's getting bigger. What could this be?
Need xray: It could be a healing fracture, but to determine the diagnosis you should have an xray ...Read more
Could be a cyst: Please see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and management. Is there an isolated bump that is flesh colored and firm? If so, you may be describing a cyst. A cyst is a benign growth that results from a sac that fills itself with dead skin cells (keratin). While a cyst is not dangerous, the only definitive way to remove it is with total excision. If it is merely drained, it can fill again. ...Read more
My pluse is coming out my skin under my rib cage on the left side it only last 20 sec and is coming and going all day?
A muscle twitch or fasciculation is an uncontrolled fine movement of a small segement of a larger muscle that can be seen under the skin. Many causes such as lack of sleep, drug side effects, exercise, dehydration, electrolye imbalances, autoimmune disorder.
Usually benign and requires no treatment. Contact doctor if you have persistent twitching. ...Read more
Left side pain, underneath and on top of second last rib. Hurts at touch, keeps pulshing, No sign of injury on skin. Hurts when laying down/exercising?
Sounds like a sprain: You will have to lay off whatever you are doing. If its exercise you may not have stretched enough prior to the activity. So just rest for a couple of weeks and return to activity in smaal increments to tolerance. ...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..
Hello, a few days ago a pain in my back is causing troubles, when I put my head down I feel pain in the right side of my lower bac, k down of my ribs?
I am24 yrs old boy having pain in between the chest apparently right chest rib joining while exhale pain seems like broken rib under the skin sometime?
Trauma or no injury?: A common inflammatory condition of the joints between the ribs and breast bone, called tietze's syndrome, can cause painful chest wall irritation and swelling and redness. A similar condition called costochondritis is painful inflammation of the same joints without obvious swelling. Rest, anti-inflammatories and occassionally steroid injections can treat both. Time will usually allow both to heal. ...Read more
My left side under the ribs cage is in pain and so it upper left side chest. I also have the sharp pain I n my head. I don't know what is happening?
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I took a ECP about 10 days ago, my skin on top of my ribs is feeling numb but not like to the point that it bothers me. Should I be worried?
Don't worry: That is definitely not a side effect of any form of legal ECP I am aware of. ...Read more
Hi!, On the right side of my rib cage, closer to my back and an inch above the bottom of my ribs, I have an itchy patch. The skin feels completely nor?
Not sure?: Not sure what you mean by head of clavicle. The clavicle and 1st rib are right on top of each other near the breast bone or sternum. The medial sterno-clavicular joint can become swollen from injury or inflammation. Some people have an extra cervical rib above the clavicle which if large can cause some pain. The other end of the clavicle by the shoulder hurt, but is not rib related. ...Read more
I sometimes get pains in my chest at the bottom of my rib cage, this sends pain through my back and to my head which turns into migraines.
I have a knot w sharp pain I my left side right at the bottom rib cage that is right under the skin and it moves in the same area it hurts a lot
Could be hernia: Sometimes the small intestines can herniate in your side similar to your groin. If persists, should get it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump that suddenly developed on my left side between my bottom 2 ribs not attached to the skin firm painful and doubled in size overnight?
Abscess vs cyst: You may be describing sebaceous cyst, ingrown hair or even an abscess (pus pocket). Best to see your Family Doc for examination, diagnosis & treatment. S/he may lance (drain) it if it feels full of fluid. Less likely to be lipoma which are benign but don't usually double in size overnight. ...Read more
Weird brief pain on my right side of my rib/kidney area. Felt as if something very hot was quickly dragged across my skin. Back hurts a lot, related?
Dime-sized lump right under skin. At bottom of left rib-cage, no pain. No unique medical history. Not rock hard, but not soft either. Moves a Little.
Lipoma: Have your doctor take a look to be sure. ...Read more
I have a twisting pain under my rib cage from time to time. It's very sharp and usually lasts for about a minute but today it lasted for about ten minutes. You can see movement under my skin where the pain is when this occurs. What's happening?
Doctor can evaluate: Can't tell the exact location of the problem from the question, but it sounds interesting. One can get a calendar and write the symptoms down when they occur, including how long it lasts, what one was doing just prior to the symptoms, what makes it better, etc... One can also use a sharpie pen to make some dots on the skin, outlining the area to show the doctor. A video of the movements will help. ...Read more
Look out for a rash: Depending on how long you've had this, it could be an early sign of shingles if it just developed. If you start seeing a rash in the area that is painful and looks like chicken pox, contact your family doctor right away. There are some medications to help this if you start them within a day or two after the rash starts. Otherwise, watch for any other symptoms and see your doctor. ...Read more
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