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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Cramp in chest under rib cage can u advise?

Cramp in chest under rib cage can u advise?

If not resolved: Then a chest xray would be in order. Most of the time, costochondritis or muscle soreness are more common and go away in a couple of days. Best wishes.

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Muscle on right side under rib cage pain and spasms, what is wrong?

Muscle on right side under rib cage pain and spasms, what is wrong?

Could be: Chest wall problem like slipped rib, could be a problem with your gall bladder, pancreas, liver, stomach or intestine. See your doctor if the pain persists.

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Dull pain near liver/under rib cage, that comes and goes when move certain ways. Recently started working out. Pulled muscle?

Dull pain near liver/under rib cage, that comes and goes when move certain ways. Recently started working out. Pulled muscle?

Could be: It is good that you are exercising. You may take a bit easier with exercise till this heals and then gradually increase the intensity of exercise.
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I've been having weird gurgling in my chest (left side) snd what feels like muscle spasms under rib cage...What could it be? I have anxiety&stress

I've been having weird gurgling in my chest (left side) snd what feels like muscle spasms under rib cage...What could it be? I have anxiety&stress

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots.

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Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. Now occurs more. What's the cause?

Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. Now occurs more. What's the cause?

Several causes: There could be several potential causes. It could be causes by a muscle strain, costochondritis, spleen, colon, kidney, stomach, or pulmonary. If you are feeling better, it may be more of a strain. If symptoms persist, see a MD. As you where on a long van ride, I would worry about a pulmonary embolism.If your symptoms are associated with any shortness of breath, I would consult your physician ASAP

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Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching: Painless twitching can be benign, sometimes happens with magnesium deficiency or problems with calcium but there are certain types of twitching that warrant a good neurological exam to sort out. Many things can be blamed on stress but usually better to look for more worrisome answer before assuming that.

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Appendicitis or no. Got crampy feeling on right side under rib cage twice but hasn't came back. Dizziness. Going poop a lot more than usual, dark color?

Appendicitis or no. Got crampy feeling on right side under rib cage twice but hasn't came back. Dizziness. Going poop a lot more than usual, dark color?

Other problem: Pain that goes away is very unlikely to be appendicitis. You should be evaluated by your doctor for possible bleeding in your GI tract, which could be causing the dizziness, and frequent dark bowel movements.

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Pain/cramp on left rib cage. Could it be something serious? How do you know it's just the rib muscles?

Probably not: Concerning chest pain is exertional pattern short lived random pain at rest is usually a rib muscle spasm chest everytime you walk up hill is concerning.

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Muscle cramps along inside of rib cage from stomach to collar bone. Happened a couple of times, not very severe. Something to worry about?

Muscle cramps along inside of rib cage from stomach to collar bone. Happened a couple of times, not very severe. Something to worry about?

Probably not: If it's just been a couple times and an isolated symptom, then don't worry about it. It may be something as simple as having some gas which caused a reactionary cramp. However, if your symptoms persist or worsen or are associated with other symptoms such as GI symptoms, then do go see a physician.

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Pain on (my) right front side under rib cage?

Pain on (my) right front side under rib cage?

Gallbladder?: If pain is after eating you may have gallbladder disease. You may need an ultrasound to look at liver and gallbladder.

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Dose valley feaver cause pain under rib cage?

It could.: Pain under rib cage can be caused by pleuritis, or inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity, caused by an underlying infection such as valley fever.

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What can I do for this pain under rib cage, and around spine?

What can I do for this pain under rib cage, and around spine?

Osteopathic Eval: May need to see a osteopathic physician that does manipulation to see if a rib is dislocated and he/she can offer treatment. If this does not help, it could be pathology in your thoracic spine that needs to be evaluated. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist.

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Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

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.

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Pain comes and goes feels like under arm pit under rib cage?

Pain comes and goes feels like under arm pit under rib cage?

Doctor can evaluate: On the left side are the ribs, chest muscles, the left lung, and the lining of the lung (pleura). Nearby are the esophagus, heart and arteries, lymph nodes in the armpit, etc... So, pain can originate from many places. Sometimes there is a problem in a part of the body a little farther away, but the nerves carrying the pain signals can "refer" pain to the left armpit / ribcage area.

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What organ is on right hand side under rib cage?

What organ is on right hand side under rib cage?

Many: Liver is the bigger one. Others include gallbladder, duodenum, colon, even lower portion of lung at times.

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No gallbladder cause gas to get trapped under rib cage?

No gallbladder cause gas to get trapped under rib cage?

No: But you may be experiencing pain from the gallbladder if it is rt sided.

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Is the liver and gall bladder located under rib cage or beside?

Is the liver and gall bladder located under rib cage or beside?

Liver/GB: Under & below rib cage. Liver on right side, gall bladder below & to left of liver.

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What could cause my left side ache and throb and. Under rib cage could it be my liver?

Anatomy: The liver is under your right breast. It is not on the left side and thus could not be the cause of left abdominal pain. On the left is the colon, spleen, pancreas and stomach.

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle (s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more