Doctor insights on:
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?
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
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
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
I have a sore feeling to the touch under my left ribcage. Sometimes if i put my hand on it i can feel it tightening and boldging out and then comes t?
Hi, i am just enquiring your advice, i have what feels like a round lump, sore to touch, located front between centre of my ribcage, sore to touch?
Check it out: any skin lesion or mass express itself with any change or pain need to be checked out you should see you doctor good luck ...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 (ibuprofen) or alive. Nevertheless, see your doctor to make sure. ...Read more
I have a spasm at the base of the sternum that circles my ribcage. It is extremely sore for days, completely impeding my movement. Any suggestions?
?Costochondritis: This may be an inflammation or strain of the joint between the sternum and rib. If so. there is usually associated tenderness and pain on motion. Try cold or warm applications and if you can take them,NSAIDS,like ibuprofen may help. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...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
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.
Ache in left shoulderblade, left breast, left chest, & ribcage below breast.Cannot be reproduced.Intermittent.Only lasts for a few seconds.
Sharp constant pain bottom of ribcage on left, it has moved over 3 days to front left and has a sore spot approx 2" to left & high of belly button?
RIBCAGE PAIN: this could be coming form your 12th rib , or your thoracic spine , The spleen is located on the left and sometimes with certain bending movements the 12th rib can irritate the capsule and cause pain , observe the evolution over the next few days if it doesn't get worse it's probably something of that nature, ...Read more
What could the oft-sore soft golf-ball-sized lump that is under ribcage to the left, and is more sore when pushed? If on the left can it be xiphoid p?
What ever it is : only way to find out what it is by examination by your doctor , call for an appointment ...Read more