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My My Ribcage Aches
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
Slight ache on right side of back, almost in the middle of ribcage....Smoker 26 xray taken of lungs while ago clear.... What can be the cause?
Female age 35. Aching pain in left side around ribcage. Hurts worse when take deep breath or lay on left side or back. Also started having nausea.?
Yes: Fatty liver is asymptomatic in most patients, but occasionally people complain of some vague discomfort in the liver area, which is in the right upper quadrant (under the ribcage). It's still debatable whether it is a liver related pain or rather a gallbladder one that seems to be more frequently affected in individuals with fatty liver disease. ...Read more
I've had stabbing main in the left part of my ribcage, now its aching instead it's hard to breathe as if I get little to no air, with rib pressure.
See a doctor: If you are having trouble breathing, see a doctor now! ...Read more
: for the last 3days in the very top, center of my stomach in 1 spot below where my ribcage meets a mix of burning and ache usually when i lay down?
Sounds like GERD: Get in 2 b evaluated by ur pcp or gastroenterologist.Easly treated but u need a diagnosis first. ...Read more
Constant ache left side about 2" from ribcage/upper stomach area. Sometimes slight stabbing pain. What could be wrong?
Chest pain: It seems more like a costochondritis, but I am a little confused as to the location. This occurs usually about the 4th-6th costochondral junction about 2 inches from the sternum. Try to press and it hurts. And the treatment initially are nsaids like advil or alive. Nevertheless, see your doctor to make sure. ...Read more
Burning dull pain below my ribcage after eating fried or tomato based food. Feels like the dull ache in my sides or back. Worse when standing. Last either hours or a day or so.
Dull ache directly below middle of ribcage. Cardiovascular issues ruled out. Hiatal herni?, ulcer? Gerd? Thoughts?
Yes possible : Hiatal hernia and/or gerd high on list of possibilities. Peptic ulcer, gastritis also quite possible. Gastric or pancreatic cancer less likely but as age > 40 become possible though not likely. A 10-14 day trial of acid blocking medication like otc Prilosec would be reasonable but seeing gastroenterologist for consult suggested, . ...Read more
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