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Costochrondritis? Burn pain on ribs under lbreast tender to touch now very upper back and shoulder pain feels muscular. Random discomfort on ribs

Costochrondritis? Burn pain on ribs under lbreast tender to touch now very upper back and shoulder pain feels muscular. Random discomfort on ribs

See your doctor: Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain. Pain that follows the ribs can be related to shingles, or intercostal neuritis. Treatment is different so you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

Heat Rash (Definition)

The medical term is miliaria. A heat rash is a skin irritation that typically occurs during hot or humid weather. It results when sweat ducts are blocked, and sweat builds up under the skin. Symptoms of a heat rash include small red bumps and vesicles that ...Read more


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Shoulder blade, chest pain under the ribs, arm goes cold occasionally. Any ideas?

It could be: Entrapped nerves starting from your neck, your heart, or even a growth in your chest. Please have all the possible differential diagnoses explored with your physician thoroughly. Please let me know how things turn out for you. Wish you the best luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest, rash on back, neck strain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper) .

I am experiencing  rash on chest, rash on back, neck strain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper) .

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Pain on left side of rib cage (no physical injury, but swelling), even on deep breathing. Localized on touching. Had a bike accident 2 days back.

Pain on left side of rib cage (no physical injury, but swelling), even on deep breathing. Localized on touching. Had a  bike accident 2 days back.

Possible fracture.: It is possible to fracture a rib or just bruise it up pretty well. Sometimes the pain can be severe. As long as you are not having any shortness of breath (excluding that due to sharp pain with inspiration) you will heal. There is no real benefit to having rib xrays as the treatment will be the same -avoid injuring it while it heals. ...Read more

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F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. worse when at rest. skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. has lasted on/off ~5days?

F/23 burning sensation in upper chest, radiating heat. worse when at rest. skin on chest very sensitive/irritated, no rash. has lasted on/off ~5days?

Anxiety vs....: Something! It is often hard to understand how feeling stress or anxious could cause skin symptoms such as these, but in a young person your age, that is the most likely cause. HOWEVER, the significant disease causes of this are in the connective tissue disease realm: lupus, scleroderma, dematomyositis, cryoglobulinemia, rheumatoid arthritis. Reduce stress, observe, see doc in 2 weeks if persists ...Read more

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Lump on back of neck rash like bruise ?

Lump on back of neck rash like bruise ?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Could be shingles: A painful red rash from shingles typically occurs in one dermatome and only on one side. The red blotches look like little blisters. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Moving torso/lifting objects/etc causes sting/stab/burn pain on left side sternum. Breathing doesn't exacerbate. Costochondritis or intercostal pull?

Moving torso/lifting objects/etc causes sting/stab/burn pain on left side sternum. Breathing doesn't exacerbate. Costochondritis or intercostal pull?

Costochondral Injury: Teenage male with left parasternal pain aroused by mechanical stress of this region might have injury to junction where cartilaginous extension of rib joins sternum. Localized pain elicited by palpation of this junction is expected and is diagnostic. Heat, rest, avoidence of strenuous lifting, pushing, ; pulling should be accompanied by resolution in 2-3 weeks. If symptoms not resolve see doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chest pain and tightness, rib cage pain bilateral made worse by bending trunk, back pain between shoulder blades on right?

Musculoskeletal Pain: Pain on both sides of chest made worse by bending and back pain seems to be musculo skeletal pain.You can try aleve (naproxen) or Motrin and if not better have it checked by your family physician. ...Read more

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What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

Allergies vs. inf: Allergic rash is one reason. Also, infection, usually viral may present this way. Pityriasis rosea, an interesting disease, that is common in your age group may present this way. There is a mother or herald patch, which is the first lesion to appear and then other similar, usually salmon colored lesion start spreading. There is some scaling associated with the lesions. Benign. ...Read more

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Momentary pain in center breastbone area 5-7 times a day, triggered by lifting or arm exertion. Feels like pressing on a bruise on mid-center sternum.

Momentary pain in center breastbone area 5-7 times a day, triggered by lifting or arm exertion. Feels like pressing on a bruise on mid-center sternum.

Chest Wall Pain: From your description it seems your pain is musculoskeletal limited to chest wall.You can try Ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen) etc if you are not allergic or have stomach ulcer If no better consult your Doctor ...Read more

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Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Pain: Ulcer presentation is usually more than just pain - indigestion, nausea, heartburn, pain with relation to food ingestion. Although, if you are taking Ibuprofen and other nsaids, the chance of ulcer is definitely higher. Stop those. Try zantac (ranitidine) or priosec, see if it helps. ...Read more

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Annoying chronic tender pain on RUQ area or below right side rib cage what could it be?

Annoying chronic tender pain on RUQ area or below right side rib cage what could it be?

Gallbladder disease: RUQ pain can be from Gallbladder disease or Liver disease,and sometimes due to Acid reflux, watch if associated with eating or lack of eating ...Read more

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Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Gentle massage: Sounds like muscle strain, suggest cool - warm compresses gentle massage, if skin related, moisturizing lotion will help. If persistent then see your Dr for a hands on evaluation ...Read more

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Sharp pain on rite side above hip below ribs skin is sesative. No other symptoms?

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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Fri sunburn/blisters on rt. arm. Loose stools, fever. By Tues blisters on left arm, neck and lower right arm and malaise. Just sun poisoning?

Fri sunburn/blisters on rt. arm. Loose stools, fever. By Tues blisters on left arm, neck and lower right arm and malaise.  Just sun poisoning?

Sun poisoning: Probably. I suggest that you force fluids as noted: Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day: Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more