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Doctor insights on: Left Sided Shoulder And Rib Cage Pain For Over A Year

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What to do if I have pain under my rib cage on my left side that goes around to my left shoulder/neck?

What to do if I have pain under my rib cage on my left side that goes around to my left shoulder/neck?

See your Doctor: Cardiac issues will have to be ruled out first, anginal equivalents may include symptoms like this, your doctor will then check for shingles and/or mechnical pain that can be reproduced in the office. The next step would be to consider, bruised or contused rib, without fracture (periostitis). More rare would be a subcostal neuritis which is usually very challenging to treat but there options. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath? Causing a lot of discomfort.

Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath? Causing a lot of discomfort.

Costochondritis: Sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage. Usually follows mild trauma, frequent cough or strenous exercise. Icing the site and OTC meds may help. But if not improved after 2-3 days, please schedule a doctors appointment for a thorough exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chronic pain below left rib cage, and in my left shoulder blade. Been going on 1+ years and ruined posture. Never been this bad, what could it be?

It could be.....: Time to close your computer and call your physician for an exam and blood evaluation. I sit possible that you have not been seen or examined for more than a year?
What could it be? : quite serious if never evaluated- do it asap. ...Read more

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I have pain around the area of lower left rib cage, radiating pain, diffused. At the same time and side, left dull shoulder & neck pain. What is it?

Many causes: There are numerous causes of left shoulder arm chest neck pain in the most serious one can be heart attack in older patients, or it could be a simple sprain or overuse syndrome or inflammation of the ribs or muscles of the chest, simple viral infections can cause diffuse muscle pain and aches. In a young person like yourself most likely it is activity related based on over use of some kind, . ...Read more

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I have a swelling on the left side of my rib cage, at the same time I have frozen shoulder, was massage on the back spinal cord area. What causes it?

I have a swelling on the left side of my rib cage, at the same time I have frozen shoulder, was massage on the back spinal cord area. What causes it?

Rib cage swelling: There may be many different reasons why you have swelling around your rib cage. Possible causes include, but are not limited to: rib contusion, rib fracture, costochondritis, shingles, and intercostal neuritis. I would seek a formal evaluation from a qualified medical professional - especially if your swelling is associated with chest pain and/or associated skin lesions. ...Read more

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I am having very sharp pains under left side rib cage all the way up to my shoulder it hurts to breath I had chest xrays and an EKG what else could i?

Inflammatory: Sharp pain that is worse with a deep breath (pleuritic), is generally inflammatory. This may be simple pleurisy, pneumonia, pericarditis, or costochondritis. A blood clot to the lung may also present this way (pulmonary embolus). ...Read more

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Having pain in left side rib cage and left side back and shoulder worse when breathing deeply, had a baby 8 weeks ago by emergency c-section?

Get seen now: Chest pain that is new, especially if worse when breathing needs to be evaluated right away. Pain with, taking a breath can be due to something simple like pulled muscles, or overuse, or to more worrying problems, like pneumonia or a blood clot in your lungs. Get seen now at the ER or call your PCP, or the doc covering for your doc) for instructions but go to the ER if you cannot a doc tonight. ...Read more

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Have fissures and narrow canal. Colonoscopy 2/4/16 Now have Dull pains in left side under rib cage and shoulder pain? Bad pain comes and goes

Pain under ribs: Hello ~ I note you had a colonoscopy on 2/4/16 and now have pain under rib cage and shoulder pain. A rare complication of colonoscopy is rupture of the colon and more so if there is inflammatory bowel disease. If you perforate the colon you would get air in abdomen and it will rise to under diaphragm giving you pain you are getting. Go back to GI doc and have this checked thx ...Read more

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I got acid reflux problem. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks I have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

I got acid reflux problem. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks I have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

? unrelated: Stomach intestinal issues should not be referred to the back unless something serious is going on such as perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding. If you have pain in your shoulder it could be referred pain or something completely unrelated. For this type of complaint a face to face with your doctor will likely provide better answers to a complex question. Good luck ...Read more

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Crampy pain under left beast, left side where lung, rib cage, neck shoulder, arm and hand, persistent cough?

Crampy pain under left beast, left side where lung, rib cage, neck shoulder, arm and hand, persistent cough?

Evaluation needed: I would be concerned about left lung pathology in view of the discomfort and persistent cough. This would be especially true if pain was aggravated by a deep breath, if you had fever, sweats, chills, wheezing, shortness of breath or coughing up of discolored sputum or blood tinged material. Your physician will order appropriate tests and chest xray or scans. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.?

Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.?

Needs workup: You really need to be seen by someone to have these symptoms evaluated. This is not something that can be evaluated through this service. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 22 yr old female and have had radiating pain from under right shoulder blade and stretching to the front right rib cage. Went to doctor last year and just prescribed pain and steriord meds. It never went away so went back this year and had low w

Another Dr needed: I don't mean to criticize a Dr I don't even know, but your description raises concern. There are big problems w/ irresponsible pain Rx's and steroids require close monitoring to avoid serious potential damage. Please do seek an alternative resource. I'm certain you can find one near you. Be safe, be well. ...Read more

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21 year old daughter with shoulder pain and neck pain and her right ribs slightly sticking out with a slight swelling just below her right rib cage.?

21 year old daughter with shoulder pain and neck pain and her right ribs slightly sticking out with a slight swelling just below her right rib cage.?

Related symptoms?: It's hard to know if these symptoms are related or not. Be sure that she has a thorough physical exam, and that a good history of the problem is taken by a doctor. It sounds like some imaging such an x-ray, ultrasound, ct scan, or MRI may be in order to get a better view and definition on things. ...Read more

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I have pain on my spine are middle of shoulder blades and close to my neck. And when I stretch to my right I feel pain in my back lower left rib cage?

I have pain on my spine are middle of shoulder blades and close to my neck. And when I stretch to my right I feel pain in my back lower left rib cage?

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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I have pain under my left rib cage with the shooting pain that goes up to my left shoulder blade?

I have pain under my left rib cage with the shooting pain that goes up to my left shoulder blade?

Many possibilities: First and foremost see your doctor to make sure you are not having a heart related problem. There are many other causes for this type of pain as well such as a pinched nerve. C6 or C7 for example. Please see your doctor to establish a firm diagnosis and make sure it isn't cardiac related right away. ...Read more

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What causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

What causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

An Ortho evaluation: When patients have persistent pain a good physical and exam can usually help figure out the causes which in this situation can include rotator cuff issues, neck pain, a pinched nerve or muscle spasm. An orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab can evaluate if a MRI is necessary and when to start therapy or other treatment. There are other non ortho causes of pain to consider like costochondritis. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left shoulder, arm, neck and rib cage. It's painful when sitting and laying in most positions?

Pain: It could be some muscle spasms as they usually feel sharp, but it could be something else which without further history and physical exam is hard to determine. ...Read more

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I have pain that shoots in my left rib cage and when I get the pain its hard to breath and I also get pain and weakness in my left shoulder?

I have pain that shoots in my left rib cage and when I get the pain its hard to breath and I also get pain and weakness in my left shoulder?

See your doxtor: You should see your doctor and have a chest X-ray. There are many things that can cause your symptoms. Some are serious and some are not. ...Read more

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Why when I workout, I get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?

Why when I workout, I get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?

Options: This could be muscle spasm, neck problem, shoulder problem, or even a spinal disc pushing in a nerve when you lift heavy things. I would suggest anti inflammatories, rest, lower wring the intensity of your work out. If it does not improve, see a pt or your doctor for better eval. ...Read more

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Can a UTI and constipation cause sharp pain under the rib cage on the upper right side to the shoulder? Also hurts to breathe and lay on back.

Explanation: Yes, this pain it possible related to your UTI with constipation. I hope you taking antibiotics for UTI and need to drink a lot of water. For constipation you can try Senna - herbal medicine very helpful for this. Because both condition together make you feels worse. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

Unlikely related: How long has the spot been there? Does it blanch when pressed? Tender? Numbness on back likely is related to a nerve compression and needs an exam to diagnose. ...Read more