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Doctor insights on: Left Rib Tingling Symptoms

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have tingling in my left arm headaches sometimes chest pain I'm stress some other symptoms?

I have tingling in my left arm headaches sometimes chest pain I'm stress some other symptoms?

Stress: Yes, stress can cause a lot of symptoms but chest pain in women can be worrisome due to women commonly having atypical cardiac chest pain. Tingling in the arm sounds more neurological like pinched nerve in neck or shoulder. Headaches are common for stress and many other causes. Putting all together is hard, but could be stress, cardiac, other neurological cause - or more than one. (and others). ...Read more

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Having left deep scapula pain, left upper chest deep ache tingling left 4th and 5th finger, hypothenar atrophy. Symptoms x3 months. Worse w deep breat?

Having left deep scapula pain, left upper chest deep ache tingling left 4th and 5th finger, hypothenar atrophy. Symptoms x3 months. Worse w deep breat?

Neck mri: Should consider an MRI of your neck to evaluate for the upper extremity symptoms. May also need to consider evaluation with MRI or CT scan for your upper chest because of thoracic outlet abnormalities ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a tingling/pinching under my lower left rib (chest)?

What could be the cause of a tingling/pinching under my lower left rib (chest)?

Lower rib pain: I am not entirely sure of the cause of your rib pain. I can speculate that you may have a lower rib pain syndrome, which is characterized by pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, a tender spot on the rib margin, and reproduction of the pain by pressing on the spot. You may also have some sort of impingement on the intercostal nerves, which run along the lower borders of the ribs. ...Read more

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Tingling/pinching directly below lower left rib on chest. What could be causing it?

Tingling/pinching directly below lower left rib on chest. What could be causing it?

Neuropathy: It can be a prelude to shingles or reflect nerve impingement along that dermatome. If you get a rash seak medical help. ...Read more

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What can cause u to have a tingling in ur lower left side front rib cage when laying down and should I worry?

What can cause u to have a tingling in ur lower left side front rib cage when laying down and should I worry?

Tingling lower left: May be nerve compression, reflux, constipation, rarely gallbladder (usually right sided) /kidney/vascular/ovarian. Consider antacid/prevecid. Any unusual symptoms that persists > 2 weeks or recurs should be evaluated. Discuss with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side underneath my ribs and tingling in my left arm. What do I do?

Neuro muscular: B12, calcium, magnesium deficiency, hyperacidity/ reflux disease and other gastrointestinal anomaly can cause it in your age group. If on bc DVT leading to pulmunary embolism is to be considered. ...Read more

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I have a numbness/ tingling sensation under my low left ribs toward the middle of my body when I lay down on my side. No pain. 3-4 months.

I have a numbness/ tingling sensation under my low left ribs toward the middle of my body when I lay down on my side. No pain. 3-4 months.

Nerve: This could be a pinched nerve that is aggravated in certain positions. If you are not extremely bothered by it, there is no need to seek urgent care. If you see rash in the area, then I would see an M.D. as it could be shingles. The tingling with shingles though, is not usually intermittent or position dependent. ...Read more

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Numb tingling itchy feeling on left rib cage with a small lump?

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

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Intermittent burning left shoulderblade pain 8 mos. Pain along bra line in ribs left side and underarm. Woke up today with tingling in both hands. Ideas?

Intermittent burning left shoulderblade pain 8 mos. Pain along bra line in ribs left side and underarm. Woke up today with tingling in both hands. Ideas?

Work, computer?: Sometimes these are work related disabilities including computer use. For example carpal tunnel can cause tingling. but this should be checked out by neurologist ...Read more

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Is tingling pain in left shoulders, arm, left side of rib and tingling left foot, sign of heart attack even it normalizes after 15-20mins.

Is tingling pain in left shoulders, arm, left side of rib and tingling left foot, sign of heart attack even it normalizes after 15-20mins.

Statistically, no: The character of the pain and its distribution would make this a very improbable answer. However, answers regarding symptoms are statistical replies (and "one out of a thousand" means "out of a thousand, one"). If you have reason to worry about this then see someone and have an evaluation. ...Read more

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Tingling on left side of chest when you move from sitting.

Tingling on left side of chest when you move from sitting.

Nondiagnostic: This is a nonspecific symptom and may be some minor irritability in a superficial nerve or chest wall muscle. It doesn't sound like a serious problem, but see your physician if the symptom persists or worsens. ...Read more

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What does tingling pain in top left chest just below collar mean?

What does tingling pain in top left chest just below collar mean?

Usually nothing: A little cutaneous nerve is irritated by something quite unknown to modern man or doctor...seriously, not kidding. There's really nothing anybody will pin down for you on something like that with such little information except the fact, this is most likely insignificant. If things lead to shortness of breath or chest pressure then, GOTO ER- otherwise, drink H2O & Cheer on the CAVS tonight. ...Read more

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I feel a pain in right, left and center of my chest which last for few seconds  and tingling in my arm?

I feel a pain in right, left and center of my chest which last for few seconds  and tingling in my arm?

See your doctor ASAP: Tingling in the shoulder, arm, jaw, neck, or hands may be associated with chest pain due to cardiac causes such as angina or heart attack (poor blood supply to the heart muscles) among other conditions that affect the heart or the major vessels.

I do not think your symptoms are neurologic in origin. I am more concerned about your chest pain. Please see your doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Ridiculophy, can you feel nerve sensation twinges in the front upper chest, and a light tingling at shoulder blades area. Please give symptoms?

Ridiculophy, can you feel nerve sensation twinges in the front upper chest, and a light tingling at shoulder blades area. Please give symptoms?

See below: Pain and/or abnormal sensation from compression of a nerve root in the spine is called radicular pain. Your symptoms could be due to compression of a nerve root in the upper thoracic spine, usually due to a herniated or bulging disc or arthritic changes. SEE http://abt. Cm/1CvlgDP ...Read more

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Left ribs hurt when I apply pressure, tingling in left ribs. Causes?

Chest wall pain: Rib or thoracic pain is most likely posttraumatic in nature. Has there been an injury? Associated tingling in the chest would suggest neuritis of the intercostal nerves. This would be an inflammation of those nerves coursing along the ribs. Tingling can be a heralding precursor to more unusual conditions like shingles or transverse myelitis. A medical evaluation would be advise for persistent sxs. ...Read more

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Hoarse voice and I have pain left side ribs and n tinggling sensation?

Hoarse voice and I have pain left side ribs and n tinggling sensation?

Sorry to hear this: I do not know what to say on the basis of such little information. If this is the consequence of trauma then, you need x-rays and a medical examination. If this is not as the consequence of trauma then, you need to see a doctor anyways if the pain is severe enough for you to write about it on this network. Alternatively, provide more information for a more detailed response from 10, 000 miles away! ...Read more

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Tingling in, what I assume to be, upper lungs. Only assume lungs because its upper right and left side of chest. Not constant, but almost daily.?

Tingling in, what I assume to be, upper lungs. Only assume lungs because its upper right and left side of chest. Not constant, but almost daily.?

Tingling upper chest: Is it front or back? Could be muscular, or even reflux or vascular. Or from impingement (nerve irritation in shoulder/ neck disc compression), or lesion or even TMJ Rarely MS. Could try Ranitidine (reflux) and motrin/aleve (for impingement/muscular) if not allergic and see if helps. Consider CXR (r/o lung/lesions) and then echocardiogram if everything else is negative F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Why do I only feel a tingling sensation in the left ring and little fingers every time I have chest pain? Why the pain doesn't spread to other fingers?

Perhaps ulnar nerve: The anatomy suggests a problem affecting the left ulnar nerve, and the chest pain could represent a site of compression over lateral pectorals minor muscle, or even a problem in lower brachial plexus such as thoracic outlet syndrome. An EMG test might confirm. Reassured that your docs are looking at heart issues, as this is another possibility. ...Read more

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I have chest pain & tingling in left arm, what do you recommend?

I have chest pain & tingling in left arm, what do you recommend?

Chest pain: There are many potential causes of what you describe. Getting checked by your physician is the best way for you to know if something significant is going on. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain on and off to left part of chest, headache, heavy/ tingling pain to arm for the past week?

Eval asap: With the symptoms you describe, it would be important for you to get a medical eval asap, so as to rule-out a possible cardiac cause of your pain. Once that is assessed and hopefully ruled-out, then other causes can be sought. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tingling Stinging Pain in center and left side of chest lasted for 15 seconds. I'm 13. What could this be? Also getting one sting when bending over?

Tingling Stinging Pain in center and left side of chest lasted for 15 seconds. I'm 13. What could this be? Also getting one sting when bending over?

Lower age limit: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, your writing is better than a lot of the grownups who post here - at leest you can spel! - but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more

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What can cause weird upper chest/left arm tingling pain?

Bothersome: A thoracic outlet variant, pectoralis minor syndrome might do this, but I would first rule out a problem affecting the heart. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in upper left chest, and tingling in left arm, what could that mean?

Having sharp pain in upper left chest, and tingling in left arm, what could that mean?

Be checked: Your symptoms may be caused by your heart. Be seen to rule this out. It is likely because of your age and female sex, due to another cause. All the best. ...Read more