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Lupus And Rib Cage Pain
More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Costochrondritis? Burn pain on ribs under lbreast tender to touch now very upper back and shoulder pain feels muscular. Random discomfort on ribs
See your Doctor: Question is vague. Any change in stool caliber? Any weight loss? You need to have blood work and probably a colonscopy and ct scan thorax. Do you or have you ever smoked? Do you have cough? Of course, these symptoms may be nothing but without knowing you, and you seem concerned, i would advise going to your pcp for evaluatin. Do not worry, but seek help. ...Read more
Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area. 1-urinary tract system. 2- muscular-skeletal system. There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more
Possible: Your gallbladder and liver are just below the right ribs and can cause pain that radiates to the chest. This pain would typically occur after eating. ...Read more
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dull pain: Location under rib cage could be spleen, liver, gallbladder, gas, strain, among others. ...Read more
Random chest pain. Pain under left rib cage, sore to touch. Random left shoulder blade pain. Neck pain. Ekg and blood normal. "too young 4 heart prob"?
43 yro woman, history of abdominal pain. Pain under right shoulder and right rib cage worsened by eating, bowel movements and painful deep breaths.
Unsure.: Given the amount of detail allowed by these text messages, it is impossible to sort out the causes of your pain. Some potential causes include gallbladder disease, pancreatic disease, and ulcer disease, although there are certainly more. Because some of these are potentially serious, I would recommend seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
Sharp pain under right rib cage, goes into back and shoulder blade, nausea and vomiting. really soft stools. suggestions?
Talk 2 Ur parents .: Need eval by gastro-enterologist. Usually happens after a fatty meal, & commonly refers 2 the back & sub scapular area. C if it runs in the family, it's very common if indeed it is gall bladder. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on cause: depends on age , when started , how, if teenager unlikely heart unless chest pain with exertion, if older , pressure at heart area, radiating down left arm/jaw with exertion , resolves with rest could be heart call 911 to be sure not heart , if pain started at rest still could be heart . if sharp pain localized and tender point at area or associated with trauma or movement unlikely the heart . ...Read more
Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?
? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. If it is not a stone then review your meds. Many things can affect the liver: tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, cholesterol meds, etc. If nothing is found they may want to image your liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lupus and painful lumps all over rib cage (both sides), thighs, and calf muscles. Painful joints.
Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isnt a way: Sorry...There really is no answer to this one. There isnt a surgery or other treatment that can change how your rib cage appears. And i wouldnt recommend trying. ...Read more
Sure: If you have developed a relationship already with your dr. And they area aware of your pains to begin with, and now the pains have increased, you should call them and explain the change of your pain. Depending on what they have done so far, you may warrant further testing or differing treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
Rib pain: The rib cage does not often become painful and swollen, unless there was some direct injury to the area (rib fracture/contusion) or some indirect sprain/strain to the muscle/ligament structures (costochondritis...). There can be soft tissue masses (and rarely bony) that can present with such symptoms, so please get evaluated. ...Read more
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