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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
Hi,have a constant aching pain in my back behind left and right ribcage for few weeks, with constant itch on left side of back nothing visible?
The first thing: this brings to mind is possible shingles/herpes zoster but if you never saw a rash or any kind of blistering on the skin, then I doubt this diagnosis. But the distribution with pain and skin symptoms suggests some type of involvement along a nerve distribution/dermatome. Symptomatic care including ice or heat for the pain and regular moisturization for the skin would be recommended. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
I started getting a cold yesterday and coughing bad. Now it feels like its in my chest. And i am very sore. Specially under left ribcAge on my back?
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
Can costochondritis cause rib pain all over? My ribs always feel sore! They hurt when pressing on them and my ribcage always feels achy.
See PMR doc: Ribs connect the thoracic spine to chest wall at the costo chondral border. Inflammation here is costo chondritis. Having rib pain as you describe does not fit this definition. See a rheumatologist or per PMR doc to determine if this is a different problem like myocardial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, or rib alignment disorder. Then, treatment can resolve this 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.?
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