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I have a tingle/numbness filling under my right rib cage. What could it be?

I have a tingle/numbness filling under my right rib cage. What could it be?

Nerve irritation: Numbness and tingling usually come from a feeling nerve that is irritated. This can come from trauma or inflammation. There is a nerve that follows the lower edge of each rib; one of those could explain your experience. Talk to your primary doctor if it continues to bother you. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Numbness in left rib cage?

Numbness in left rib cage?

Nerve problem: Possibilities: pinched nerve in back, bulging disc, early (pre-rash) shingles, traumatic neuropraxia (bruised nerve), tumor, heart attack, other.
It's worth seeing a physician about.
Go to er immediately for any chest pain. ...Read more

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I keep getting numbness in my back that wraps around to my rib cage, both sides, and I can pinpoint it, it is midback. No pain. Pinched nerve?

I keep getting numbness in my back that wraps around to my rib cage, both sides, and I can pinpoint it, it is midback. No pain. Pinched nerve?

Get imaging: Could be...I'd get imaging of the Thoracic spine (an MRI).
if it wraps around one side and gives you numbness is a classis distribution, it could be a disc herniation or a pinched nerve for another reason. If it's on both sides, i'd get some imaging of this area given your history of duodenal issues ...Read more

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I am what you would say "big boned" - wide shoulders, rib cage, hips. What do you think could be causing the numbness?

I am what you would say "big boned" - wide shoulders, rib cage, hips. What do you think could be causing the numbness?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Strange numbness under my rib cage on the right sharp pain sometimes been a week with it sometimes it itches but I can't cause it feels really funny?

Strange numbness under my rib cage on the right sharp pain sometimes been a week with it sometimes it itches but I can't cause it feels really funny?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic at this time, but early shingles is a possibility as an inflammation/irritability of a nerve in that area is suggested. Observe for the appearance of a rash there. Gall bladder or liver disorder seems less likely as a cause of your symptoms. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have frequent (5-6) times a day numbness in my right hand and left rib cage bottom, for the last 3 weeks?

I have frequent (5-6) times a day numbness in my right hand and left rib cage bottom, for the last 3 weeks?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Numb tingling itchy feeling on left rib cage with a small lump?

Numb tingling itchy feeling on left rib cage with a small lump?

Well: The best thing to do would be to see your doctor for exam. The lump has to be examined and the can see if the itching and numbness are related to the lump ...Read more

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I have a area under my rib cage on the left side, that's hurts and swelling up the size of my hand And making my left side go numb?

I have a area under my rib cage on the left side, that's hurts and swelling up the size of my hand And making my left side go numb?

Need exam: Unable to give answer to your symptoms with out exam
If this just started today, then you need to be seen, if it has been present for days, then make your apt within the next week.

Good luck

this could be a hernia, but exam is necessary. ...Read more

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On 2 different blood pressure medications plus clonodone @night. He wakes up w/ arm ice cold, numb from shoulder down to bottom of rib cage. No pain?

On 2 different blood pressure medications plus clonodone @night. He wakes up w/ arm ice cold, numb from shoulder down to bottom of rib cage. No pain?

Certainly: Doesn't sound related at all to b/p meds. You failed to mention whether it feels "cold" to him, or if it is actually "cold" to touch. In either case have his doctor evaluate that. ...Read more

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I feel bloated and a "numb" pain on the left abd. Side right under the rib cage. The pain irradiates in the left testicle, left thy and left arm pit.

I feel bloated and a "numb" pain on the left abd. Side right under the rib cage. The pain irradiates in the left testicle, left thy and left arm pit.

Need diagnosis: There are several proposed mechanisms for referred pain. Currently there is no definitive consensus regarding which theory may be correct. The cardiac general visceral sensory pain fibers follow the sympathetics back to the spinal cord and have their cell bodies located in thoracic dorsal root ganglia 1-4 (5). As a general rule, in the thorax and abdomen, general visceral afferent (gva) pain fibers. ...Read more

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Always going numb on my lower left leg and most of the right side of my body (arm, leg, face, neck, rib cage). Seen many drs. Any suggestions?

Always going numb on my lower left leg and most of the right side of my body (arm, leg, face, neck, rib cage). Seen many drs. Any suggestions?

Neurologist: To give you better answer I need more information. Generally speaking, first and foremost you nee good clinical neurological exam. Find good neurologist who will not shy away but spend enough time with you examining your body and history of your illness. ...Read more

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What causes the pain under the left rib cage, sometimes it goes to the shoulder blade and makes the left arm numb, as if blood is not flowing?

What causes the pain under the left rib cage, sometimes it goes to the shoulder blade and makes the left arm numb, as if blood is not flowing?

C3/C4 nerve innervat: When the diaphragm works overtime, sometimes the C3/C4 nerve can be innervated and then the shoulder/arm can hurt. This is usually temporarily due to moderate exercise, which if calmed down, the pain and discomfort/numbness will resolve. ...Read more

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My right arm is very tingly my wrist and fingers are numb I keep getting sharp pain underneath my right rib cage?

My right arm is very tingly my wrist and fingers are numb I keep getting sharp pain underneath my right rib cage?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Radiating pain into the arm/hand may be associated with numbness or weakness—radiculopathy. If due to a disc herniation, 80% likely to heal with time. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps—mckenzie pt, nerve root injections, nsaid's. Surgery with disc fusion or replacement if all else fails. ...Read more

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Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back?

Left side back muscle strain feeling btr w/ muscle rub, large knot. Better now, but have a numb/tingle feeling under left breast on rib cage to back?

Muscle verses nerve: Continue to use the rub, heating pad to treat the strain. If the numbness and tingling doesn't improve, the possibility of thoracic radiculopathy should be considered. Thoracic imaging such as MRI can be utilized for further work up ...Read more

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I have severe right side pain under rib cage (feel it in my stomach and back) and in pelvic area. Numbness/tingling in right leg and ongoing spotting. This has been going on for over a year. Last year they did blood work and my ALT/AST were extremely elev

I have severe right side pain under rib cage (feel it in my stomach and back) and in pelvic area. Numbness/tingling in right leg and ongoing spotting. This has been going on for over a year. Last year they did blood work and my ALT/AST were extremely elev

Stoch pain: Hi there,
The symptoms you describe are interesting. Areas to rule out are
1) gallbladder, upper right sided pain
2) pancreas central abdominal pain, radiating to the back
3) Liver.

You need to get some lab tests to find out what is going on. : ast, alt, ggt, ldh etc. Lipids, etc

What I would be worried about most is your pancreas, and your hormone levels. These are the first things 2 check ...Read more

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What origin is under right rib cage?

What origin is under right rib cage?

Liver: There are several including the liver, gallbladder, the lower portion of the right lobe of your lung, and the upper right portion of your small and large intestine. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I have pulling pain under right rib cage?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, from superficial causes such as a pulled muscle, costochondritis, etc. Or a deeper cause which can include problems with the liver, lung, or fall bladder. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more