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Doctor insights on: I Am Experiencing Piercing Pain In The Rib Cage And Now Its Going Up To My Head

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What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

You: You may have injured your head and neck when you hit the top of your head. Sometimes this can cause bleeding in the skull or broken vertebrae in the neck. I would recommend going to emergency room or urgent care to be checked out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Have apullling feeling in my neckfrom abroken clavicle that I believe didn't heal right. Constant;y feels like I have to pop ear broken left collarbone that I belived healed wrong that shifted my rib cage and now my trap feels like its apart of my neck a

Have apullling feeling in my neckfrom abroken clavicle that I believe didn't heal right. Constant;y feels like I have to pop ear broken left collarbone that I belived healed wrong that shifted my rib cage and now my trap feels like its apart of my neck a

I: I do think that you need to be seen and professionally evaluated for your symptoms. It may be best to start with your primary care doctor and then you may need referrals such as orthopedics or ENT (otolaryngology).

If you have worsening symptoms, fever, or vomiting then you would need to be seen in the er. ...Read more

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I developed a very tiny swollen lymph node under my jaw after a tooth extraction/infection. I now have a tiny one on the left side of my rib cage.

I developed a very tiny swollen lymph node under my jaw after a tooth extraction/infection. I now have a tiny one on the left side of my rib cage.

Normal: Lymph node under jaw after tooth extraction either asia result of the infected tooth or the extraction. As to the rib cage node, there are small normal palpable lymph nodes all over the body. ...Read more

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Had a cold for 13 days: bad cough, mucus, blocked/ bloody nose. I coughed a lot, I hurt my right rib cage, now pain when I breathe. How can I help it?

Had a cold for 13 days: bad cough, mucus, blocked/ bloody nose. I coughed a lot, I hurt my right rib cage, now pain when I breathe. How can I help it?

Costrocondritis: Inflammation and possibly a pulled muscle from coughing. Tylenol will help. An over the counter cough suppressant would be a good idea too. Since it’s been present for almost 2 weeks, it would be a good idea to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

No narcotics: If you are not getting relief, I suggest calling your prescribing physician and after stopping opioids and NSAIDS and ask about the use of a steroid dose pack (Medrol (methylprednisolone) or prednisone). Narcotics will not cure the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Not normal!: Need to see your PCP and get further work up. Jaw stiffness along with all the inflammation in your body needs to be investigated and worked up with labs, and possible imaging. Discuss with your doctor. Don't delay! Mild relief is not enough. You are only treating symptoms. Let your doctor take the next steps! ...Read more

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I had a sudden sharp pain under my left lower rib cage & felt quite light headed with racing pulse. It passed after a couple of minutes.

I had a sudden sharp pain under my left lower rib cage & felt quite light headed with racing pulse. It passed after a couple of minutes.

Sounds cardiac: These symptoms could indicate a cardiac cause such as an arrhythmia. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation and further management. ...Read more

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Sever muscle knots and forward head posture are preventing my rib cage from relaxing and allowing me to breathe deeply. How do I open up the rib cage?

Sever muscle knots and forward head posture are preventing my rib cage from relaxing and allowing me to breathe deeply. How do I open up the rib cage?

Osteopathic doctor: Can provide manipulation & trigger point injections to relax knotted muscles as well as work on relaxing rib cage. Can recommend exercises & preventive measures for forward head posture. Seek out doc who does osteopathic therapy primarily. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my rib cage on the left side. It only shows when I lift my arms over my head. It's not painful. I do have a history of an enlarged sp?

I have a lump in my rib cage on the left side. It only shows when I lift my arms over my head. It's not painful. I do have a history of an enlarged sp?

Unlikely: An enlarged spleen is usually tucked up under the ribcage just below the diaphragm, at least early on. The lump or mass would be felt in the abdomen, if the spleen were large enough, not in the ribcage. Any doctor can check for an enlarged spleen just by feeling in the left upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Hang over: Hour symptoms are similar to hangover (alcohol withdrawal) symptoms after moderate to heavy drinking. In most isolated cases the symptoms should resolve in a couple of days without intervention and a regular intake if non-dehydrating fluids and nutrition. Check with physician if such episodes become frequent with dependency when social life start getting affected. Be careful out there:) ...Read more

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I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?

I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?

Considerations: You describe a likely explanation for your breathing problems associated with your medications and history, but there may be additional issues that remain to be solved, and I cannot say you do not have tos associated with hand tingling, but again, other problems may be more likely, such as hyperventilation causing the tingling. Your doctor should readily be able to sort all of this out. ...Read more

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The back of my head, arms, breast, rib cage are sore to touch. Feels like someone beat me.

The back of my head, arms, breast, rib cage are sore to touch. Feels like someone beat me.

Muscle pain: Hi. There are muscles in this areas. Any unusual muscle activity? Workouts, yard work, etc, etc? Also could be muscle ache associated with a viral illness. Try some ibuprofen or naproxen (as long as you're OK taking this drugs). It shouldn't last too long. Get well soon! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Muscle twitch?: 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

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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?

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

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I have a weird dull pain between my left rib cage and skin, I feel it if I am leaning to the left..

I have a weird dull pain between my left rib cage and skin, I feel it if I am leaning to the left..

Nerve compression?: You may be compressing a thoracic nerve where it exits the spine. But if it's a progressive problem you may need some testing. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I have a small lump on the top of my left rib cage under skin. It isn't painful.

Sounds like: This can be many things. Your description is very general. Most likely benign. Could be a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma. Have a doctor examine you.
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36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?

36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?

Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst originated from an oil gland whose oil could not evacuate and built inside to form a cyst. It's benign but above certain pressure it may pop open and get infected. ...Read more