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Itchy Rib Cage Symptoms
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
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
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 I've 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
I have had an itchy, burning, stingy rash on my chest, arms (that look like round bites), hips, right rib cage and a few behind my knees and ankles.
Itchy burning rash:
In a new bed? could be bed bugs, or could be eczema( hydrocortisone cream) , psoriasis(cortisone or systemic meds), fungal ( may respond anti-fungal cream,) or pitryiasis rosea -a viral infection that resolves in 6-8 weeks. If traveled to South America , Caribbean could be chikungunya. f/u/ w/ dermatology.
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/rashes/pityriasis-rosea#overview ...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.?
possibly: Pleurisy or pain on inspiration is a common symptom of lupus. Chest wall tenderness is unlikely to be related. ...Read more
Pain: Well, more history is needed. This can't be easily sorted out without tapping into more detail. Connect with one of our Health Tap Prime providers or seek local care. ...Read more
Couple times today had nanosecond sharp pain under right rib cage. Went away instantly. No other symptoms. Voodoo doll? (Kidding) possibilities?
Pain under ribs:
Well only about 1000 causes so need more information. So think and observe it more and send much more detail on what brings it on, makes it better etc. Which side for example?
Most likely gas. ...Read more
I have had a kidney stone pass before but what does spasm of rib cage feel like what s the difference in symptoms?
KIDNEY STONE: Rib issues are generally as tender as they are painful. Stones are more pain than tenderness. Kidney stone pain is not helped by position or rest either. ...Read more
I was hit in the abdomen 2in below the center of my rib cage 48 hrs ago. How long would it be before symptoms of intwenal bleeding showed up?
Soon: Usually signs of internal bleeding would occur soon if not immediately. However delayed bleeding may occur but usually within a day. ...Read more
My HIDA scan was at 97%. Do you suggest gallbladder removal? I have had symptoms of pain for the last 5 months under the rib cage, duplicated by HIDA
Surgeon: The hida scan only looks for obstruction. You can still have a diseased or dysfunctional gall bladder due to stones, sludge or chronic inflammation. A skilled abdominal surgeon will advise you best taking into account your history of symptoms and findings after testing and examining you. ...Read more
I have all he symptoms of gallbladder but im having pain in my left rib cage. My hida scan results were 60 %. Does this mean? Will my gldr be removed
Normal hida scan: A normal gallbladder ejection fraction is more than 50%. It is normal in your case. Unless you have a situs invertus (in this case the liver on the left side instead of the right side) your symptom is probably not related to hepatobiliary disease, as demonstrated by your normal hida scan. It might be related to stomach, spleen or other thoracic problems. ...Read more
Left back pain where the rib cage ends, also to the side of the body at the same level. What can it be? It hurts when I make pressure no other symptom
Back pain: This could be many things — more information would be needed. If there was a strain or lifting — it could be a muscle strain. If fever or cough — could be pneumonia. If fever or symptoms when you pee — could be kidney infection. If a rash around that side of back with blister like lesions it could be shingles. If the pain persists follow up your physician. Good Luck ...Read more
Lower left side has had a sharp pain, it's also occurring under my rib cage. Its lasted for maybe about 1 week and a half. Is this normal PMS symptoms?
Left sided pain: Not sure why — one classic cause of left lower quadrant abdominal pain is diverticulitis or other inflammatory bowel problem. The pain under the ribs could be muscle strain. Pms cramps tend to be in lower abdomen. We should also consider gyn issues like ovarian cysts. Talk with your doctor about these symptoms and you can go from there. ...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
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