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Fullness Pain Under Ribs In Center Of Chest
Sharp chest and rib pain, sometimes abdabdominal. Family history of heart desease. Shortness of breath like I can't take a full deep breath. Help?
I have been experiencing left side rib pain / fullness for about 6 weeks, a lump or mass has now developed on the lower potion of left ribs. Concerns?
Mass: Any mass is of concern. See a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
2 drs suspect hiatal hernia. Appt w/gi not fr 3 wks. Pain under ribs, can't breathe deeply, no appetite, full after 2 bites. When is it an emergency?
Hiatal hernia: Assuming you have a hiatal hernia, it is an emergency when you develop any of the following: can't get liquids down, develop severe pain, have nausea or vomiting, chest pain, or shortness of breath. With large hiatal hernias, the stomach can slide into the chest and get twisted, or impair pulmonary function as well. ...Read more
Had a biopsy-less colonoscopy 5days ago and check-up, still experiencing upper left-side, center ab or stomache pain under ribs. What could this be?
Need to find out: If the pain was present before the colonoscopy, then you need to go back to your physician to be examined and tested to find out the cause. If the pain began after you had the colonoscopy, and doesn't decrease when you pass gas or have a bowel movement, you need to see the doctor who did the procedure. Sometimes, there are complications even without a biopsy. ...Read more
25 yr old female. Is it possible to have chest and rib pain (front and back) two weeks after shoveling a lot of snow?
Yes: This may be an intercostal strain, which is a muscle between the ribs. These can take several weeks to heal. Of course, there are several other possible causes, both orthopedic and non-orthopedic. If persistent and worrisome, it would be worthwhile to consult with a physician. ...Read more
There are a number: Of significant pulmonary and vascular disorders that could be causing your symptoms. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more
25 yr old female. Chest pain on and off. Rib pain. Both hurt when flexing back and taking deep breath. What could cause this?
Sharp like stitch pain under ribs towards side feel more when sat and expand chest and arching back causes pain in area mimic pain when touch ok stood?
See your Doc: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. ...Read more
Have left rib pain coughing up lt. To dk. Green mucus had chest conjestion now its gone feel ok besides this was conjested now that's gone just this?
Cough: Ask your doctor... It depends on your history and risk factors you may need to be examined. ...Read more
I was wondering what my rib pain means? My right rib has hurt none stop for almost 3 days and nothing gas helped it. Now my chest hurts as well.
Fracture, Pneumonia: I would recommend a chest xray and examination. ...Read more
Can intercostal muscles cause rib pain and discomfort in the chest. Been off going on 4mths. My job consists of twisting and very heavy lifting?
Maybe: Although no one can tell without a physical exam, this can certainly happen, and can definitely cause pain. If you can reproduce the pain by pressing on/between your ribs, that would make that a more likely diagnosis. ...Read more
What causes right-sided rib pain with shortness of breath with little movement of the chest wall?
Right rib pain: Many things can cause right rib pain with shortness of breath, such as pneumonia or other causes of infection/inflammation; lung, mediastinal or rib tumors, pulmonary artery embolus (life-threatening), rib fracture or focal trauma. I recommend a visit to your doctor or to the ER. ...Read more
Pain in chest near breast when push on rib pain in back in same area heaviness, frequent belching feels like food sticks in area carry, heavy child?
Right side rib pain radiating to chest over a month. Cannot sleep on right side xray showed calcified cartilage in ribs? I have hashimotos
Costochondritis?: Costochondritis is an inflammation of one or more of the joints that connect the ribs to the breast bone. The pain tends to radiate along the nerve (s) that travel with the rib (s). It can be tender to the touch and painful with movement of the arm or compression & expansion of the chest wall. It's usually treated with anti-inflammatories, ice and relative rest. It's NOT caused by Hashimoto's. ...Read more
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?
Why is my chostochondtitis not going away. I have rib pain and muscle chest pain, and extreme fatigue. Not heart got checked out for heart.
How long?: Why it's not improving? How long ago was the diagnosis made and what was thought to be the primary cause? Examples would be overuse from cough, injury from fall, or work related. What measures have you taken for treatment and to help condition resolve? Discuss these with your primary physician and make sure the reason for continued symptoms is not something else. ...Read more
Nausea. Forced vomiting for 2 day w/no luck. Now right chest pain when deep inhale and right side rib pain. Direct cause? Why only pain right side?
Severe left abdominal pain under ribs & back, radiates down left side. Able to eat little- pain and nause gets worse and feel full quickly MRI normal?
Office Visit: An office visit with your health care provider is needed to further evaluate these symptoms. ...Read more
Mild to sharp chest and back pain under ribs on left side on inhaling. Recent Echo and bld wrk nrml. Had CTSCAN 4yrs ago. Don't want anymore radiation.
Pleuritic pain...: You are describing pleuritic chest pain and there are many possible causes including lung infection, blood clot, bronchospasm, etc. It could also be a musculoskeletal pain. In order to diagnose it, it is important to know what other symptoms you have, like fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. See your doctor so that more info can be given and you can be examined. ...Read more
Bad pain under ribs on both sides, spreads into my back, nausea some vomiting, chest pain and increased heart rate. What's wrong?
See a doctor!: Your medical and pregnancy history warrants you being seen by a physician ASAP, or go to an urgent care clinic for work up. If you've been vomiting for a few days, you need to go to an ER to prevent against dehydration, and make sure to check for possible pregnancy too. In any case, nothing can be assumed until you've been seen and evaluated in person. All symptoms are not normal, and need help. ...Read more
Rib pain while under blanket or anything covering me. Other symptoms while out. Breathlessness. Chest pain rib pain back/lung pain EKG neg same w xray?
This is concerning: You are very young for pulmonary and cardiac causes but it's very good these were evaluated. It"s not surprising they were negative. Further evaluation is still appropriate i.e.: PFT's, Chest CT and Echo.Presuming your tests remain negative in those specialities, there is a concern for Complex regional pain syndrome & a nerve block w? desensitization therapy is Rx. For possible costochrondritis try PT. ...Read more
Could fatty liver that is borderline enlarged cause chest wall pain or rib pain? I am aching in my right kidney area and sore when you push. No UTI or kidney problems
Can reg severe panic attacks cause plaque build up in 18yr old? Chest n rib pain choking sensation restlessness n Feeling like dying/ heart strained
No: Panic does not cause plaque buildup. Symptoms described, though, are not uncommon with panic. If you have not already had an eval to rule out physical causes that would be a first course of action. If symptoms are anxiety related consider seeking a cognitive behavioral psychologist - behavioral treatment of panic is effective. Be well. ...Read more
Have left side pain under ribs/abdo & in front of hip/ovary. Side pain worse when I bend over. Ct scan shows nothing but one enlarged chest lymph node?
Non-specific: The description you give is too vague to make any immediate diagnosis from. You need to continue seeing the doctor and having this evaluated. ...Read more
I have severe thoracic degenerative disc disease and desiccation. I have started having trouble breathing, chest pain, rib pain, and heart palpitation?
I'm 30 year old female I wheeze lots at night and I chest pain like a shock and rib pain I get neck pain right before my skull could it be lung cancer?
Last week I began to have a cough that's gotten worse. My ears feel plugged, and my nose and throat feel weird. I also have chest and upper rib pain.
Probably viral: Probably a viral illness but if does not improve might consider getting seen. ...Read more
URI w/ ear infection and BAD cough, taking Augmentin 875. Now, severe rib pain on right side and back. No chest pain. Rib injury from coughing?
Possible: Yes, it is possible to fracture a rib from coughing although I have more common, y seen it in older and frail people. ...Read more
I don't want a chest CT for throat clearing and rib pain. Too much radiation in my 60 yrs. Can I request an MRI and will it give same results?
Sudden Pain under ribs/chest in throat and teeth. No arm pain, no sweating, shortness of breath, 60mg predinisole and opramazole for last 5 days?
? prednisone effect?: 60mg is a high dose of prednisone and you are obviously on omeprazole to attempt to block gastrointestinal side effects. The symptoms you describe could be prednisone effects on the GI system causing radiated pain. If the pain persists for more than 20-30 minutes you need to go to the ER for an evaluation and follow up with your PCP. ...Read more
I am experiencing upper stomach pain, nausea, burning white tongue and feels like something stuck in my chest and throat with right under rib pain?
Ans: You are at the age where you need to have a doctor and at least annual physicals. You need to see your doctor for a good history and physical exam with most likely blood work and diagnostic testing ...Read more
Chest & stomach pain tenderness under right rib, pain in right back at bottom of rib, platelets 438, AST 127, ALT 33 normal u/s.No gallbladder/spleen?
Not sure: That I fully understand the question. Is it normal ultrasound? What do you mean "no gallbladder/spleen"? Blood tests seem normal. Need full medical history & physical exam. Many things cause pains that are not the gallbladder. Pancreatitis, gastritis, stomach ulcer, constipation, muscles, back injury with radiating nerve pain, etc. Ask your doctor for a referral to a specialist if needed. ...Read more
27 w chest, arm, hand, back, rib pain for 6 months. Pain feels like foot falling asleep & 2-3sec. Shooting, burning, cramping pain 24/7. Awareness of heartbeat 24/7 (after Biaxin, HR normal). EKG's, blood, X-rays, stress are ok. NSAIDs don't work.?
Please have a family or friend refer you to a primary doctor you have not yet seen. Problems could be related to medical issues or you might set up an appointment with a Psychologist.
Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?
Feel and hear a clicking ticking noise Crackling throat and left chest with constant headaches this past few months? Pain under ribs shallow breathing. Heart not pumpin hard enough? All Tests Norma
Evaluation: Can you provide details of wha testing or evaluation has been performed thus far? ...Read more
Nauseous headache, tingling chest and down arms, Cold hands and feet, painful red dot on middle spine, stiff neck, Chills, dizziness, pain under ribs?
ER: Hopefully you have gone to the ER and gotten evaluated by now. ...Read more
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