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My My Ribcage Aches
Many possibilities: This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin). It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Constipation may be secondary to an underlying problem. ...Read more
I have stomach pains above my belly button and between my rib cage and my lower back hurts but i had my period already?
Abdominal pain: Sounds like you have epigastric pain, which is usually due to some problem with your gastrointestinal tract and not your pelvic organs. Would need to know what other symptoms you have to help pinpoint what the likely cause is. You may want to try an anti-gas product first to see if it is gas pain. Your back pain may be unrelated. ...Read more
May be GYN related: Most frequently left lower quadrant abdominal pain in a young female is caused by gyn related issues (e.g. Ruptured ovarian cyst). Less commonly, at this age, a condition called diverticulitis (inflammation of colon diverticula) may cause similar pain. Rarely appendicitis may present with pain on the left side instead of the right. Other causes are related to urinary tract. ...Read more
Melissa...: This sounds serious. Please see your primary doctor. ...Read more
My left side inside my ribcage hurts everytime i breathe and i have massive migranes. my lower left back hurt at first but now its just my stomache?
I have sharp pains in my lower back when i bend my back and lower my chin to my chest, what's wrong?
Musculoskeletal pain: Back pain in 18 years old without any evidence of trauma most of the times is musculoskeletal pain and usually gets better with a little message and over the counter pain meds.But if it persists then you should see your doctor to rule out other uncommon causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im really having sharp pains on my lower right side of my back and my tummy aches and i can't breath. Why?
Go to the ER!: What you describe sounds like an emergency so you should see a doctor immediately. This type of symptoms can be caused by a wide variety of clinical conditions including kidney stones, ovarian torsion, gastric ulcer, and appendicitis. Again, seeing a doctor immediately is of paramount importance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am I pregnant or dying. My head has been throbbing all day my right shoulder blade on my back hurts my left ankle hurts my lower back hurts my navel hurts and near my fallopian tubes on both sides more near to my hip hurts and my breasts have sharp pains.
I have pain in my right side between my hip and rib hurts in my back and stomach tired with head ache.
Go to the Doctor: There are probably a thousand different possibilities for your symptoms and they are much too vague to diagnose you on this simple app. But, when pain is involved one should turn off the app and get on the phone can call the doctor or, in your case perhaps, go see the school nurse. ...Read more
Many causes: There is not enough information here in the question to provide a lot of guidance. If the pain is in the upper back it may be nerve or muscle spasm. If it is lower down it could be kidney. If there is concern about breast pain then schedule a visit for an exam. If the pain is severe and feels like it is radiation through your body then gallbladder disease is another possible cause ...Read more
Could Be Anything: Many times ribs can cause pain themselves if a rib is out of place or has a fracture. Other times it could be the intercostal muscles in between the ribs that get stretched or spasm that cause pain. The junction where the ribs meet the cartilage also can cause pain and lastly people that have organ damage below ribcage (liver, spleen, lungs, stomach, pancreas etc) can also have pain. ...Read more
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Likely from muscle: Strain . Sharp chest pain elicited with body movement or deep breathing suggests muscular or pleuritic cause/( lining of lung is irritated or inflamed) u r still young for any serious heart condition unless there is a strong family history of it. Any symptoms that worsen or persist should be evaluated by your dr. Take care! ...Read more
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