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Itchy Painful Rib Cage Symptoms
Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms
Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read more
What are some causes for symptoms of itchy lungs/rib cage sensation on the inside?? Not external : (I noticed that it only happens when I have the flu
Allergies/reaction: This sensation of itchiness can be caused by allergies. If it is only happening when you have the flu then it is probably caused by your bodies reaction to the infection. When we get infected our immune system sends out cells that release substances to rid us of the infection. Sometimes these substances cause inflammation and itchiness as part of the healing process. ...Read more
Symptoms: left axillary mass for 5 months, itchy arms, pain in right should blade/between should blades, aching in right rib cage, fatigue, body aches?
See physician: Axillary mass present for 5 months is not normal, no matter what the other symptoms. The mass could represent chronic infection or tumor. Should have physical examination by physician and then usually imaging studies which may include ct, mr, and possibly bone scan or pet. ...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?
Hi about a week ago ive been getting an itchy/ tingling sensation I would say on my sides where my rib cage is located. It only happens when I sneeze.
Hi about a week ago ive been getting an itchy/ tingling sensation I would say on my sides where my rib cage is located. It only happens when I sneeze. Help?
Well: The best thing to do would be to see your doctor for exam. The lump has to be examined and the can see if the itching and numbness are related to the lump ...Read more
Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.
Burning sensation in lower left side below rib cage and goes to the lower left back side. It sometimes stingy/itchy and I am burping alot. Cause?
GERD a Possibility: GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) could be causing your symptoms. This is when acid in the stomach goes up into the esophagus and causes pain. It's also possible you have a hiatal hernia, which can cause similar symptoms. I recommend you see your family doctor when possible. ...Read more
I have a firm lump in middle of rib cage above belly and below chest and its become itchy on outside what could this be?
Xyphoid bone: The location you describe is at the end of your sternum. Occasionally the xyphoid, (small bone/cartilage) at the end of sternum will dislocate and form a bump/lump. It is benign condition. A lateral chest x-ray should be able to show this condition. Okay to ask your doc at next visit. ...Read more
Does itchy, uncomfortable pinch on my upper right side near rib cage correlates to stomach acid problem? Especially laying with stomach down
Stomach acid: If the pain is in the upper right abdomen, it's not likely due to stomach acid. The upper right abdomen is where your gall bladder is. Your stomach is more central in your upper abdomen, and off to the left a bit. Stomach acid tends to cause heartburn, or burning behind your breast bone. ...Read more
I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.
Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more
I have a dime size red spot, a little below my nipple, on my rib cage. It's not itchy, raised, nor is it bothersome. I'm just concerned what this may?
See doctor: You need exam and possibly a biopsy. Might be best to remove this lesion. Get an exam ...Read more
Itchy bumps or some times just really itchy. Managed to pick what looked like what I thought was small flakes of dry skin but looked closer and looked more like skin tags just super tiny. Found some on side of rib cage close to the arm pit, inner thy, an
Dry skin?: From your description, the problem appears to be what is called keratosis pilaris. Skin tags have a stem. I would suggest that you try applying a moisturizer on your body within 3 mins after bathing and perhaps another application with or without bathing 12 hrs later and see if you can see improvement after about a week. If not, consult a dermatologist. Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. ...Read more
Thin blue veins showing up under my armpit. Down my rib cage. And chest. Also itchy arm pit. I am a male. Please help!
Collateral veins: Non specific and would need an exam but could be related to central vein blockage. Bodybuilder can get them. Would follow up with md. ...Read more
Been diagnosed with IBS is discomfort below both sides of rib cage a symptom of ibs. Not painful just uncomfortable at times?
Perhaps: Ibs can cause bloating or uncomfortable distension, which can be felt beneath the rib cage, but most often the pain or cramps are in the lower left abdomen. Please see your physician to exclude other causes (conditions of the liver, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, etc). Most ibs discomfort is strongly related to passing a bowel movement (gets better afterwards). ...Read more
Today I just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?
Need to see your doc: Only a doctor's examination can clarify what it is. Any lump, if it is new and it is real, means something is wrong. It can be an infection (skin) or it could be something else. ...Read more
costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum. The condition causes localized chest pain that you can reproduce by pushing on the cartilage in the front of your ribcage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown. ...Read more
Left rib cage:
Your symptoms indicate that you MUST see your primary doctor. She/he may be able to help you, but if not you will be referred to a specialist.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Lower back side of rib cage is painful when pressed and gives sagging sensation when lying down. It's been going on for a few weeks now. What could it be?
Possibly: Pleurisy or pain on inspiration is a common symptom of lupus. Chest wall tenderness is unlikely to be related. ...Read more
No violent hugging-: -& have it evaluated by her PCP. ...Read more
I'm having pain on my left side just below my rib cage. Idk what it could be. No other symptoms.?
Sudden pain below left rib cage. Hurts for a minute, stops hurting for a minute (repeat). No other symptoms.?
Painful hard lump:
the possible causes of a 'painful hard lump' includes everything from an abcess (a boil) to sebaceous cyst to hematoma, and even benign lipomas, which can sometimes become uncomfortable. Fortunately for you, most physicians, including your pcp, will typically be able to quickly tell you what it is, and help treat you - if any treatment is actually necessary. So go to your pcp asap. ...Read more
Bone spur: The usual cause of superficial lump is lypoma. Rarely could it be a small bony growth or neuroma. A lypoma is usually painless, freely mobile, and remains stable over time. Bone spur is hard, fixed and tender on palpation. Neuroma may or may not painful but usually fixed. Just monitor for changes in size, superficial ulceration, changes in color and any suspicious changes talk to your PCP. ...Read more
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