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I have had painful stabbing like pain on the right side of my abdominal. It hurts in random spots from under my rib cage to my pelvis area?

I have had painful stabbing like pain on the right side of my abdominal. It hurts in random spots from under my rib cage to my pelvis area?

See Doctor: Pain like you describe is a concern. Many possibilities from kidney stone to appendicitis. It may be a pulled muscle or gas pain. There is no way to tell without an an exam so i recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

Limited information: With this ltd.Inform. It is difficult to tell. Need to know how long you came to notice, was there any trauma, any similar swellings anywhereelse. If it is in the underarm a potential lymphnode /infected hair follicle , commonly called boil (furuncle) is there. Is there any pus coming from it.Any fever. If it is an elarged lymphnodeneed to r/o inflammation vs cancer add more ino., can answer better. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Found a lump on rib cage 8 months ago.Now 3. Painful when agitated, didn't hurt for 5 months until last week when i pulled my left side muscle.

Found a lump on rib cage 8 months ago.Now 3. Painful when agitated, didn't hurt for 5 months until last week when i pulled my left side muscle.

Please get checked: By your doc. A lump can be serious and when treated properly can lower your anxiety. Ambiguity generates anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I been having this terrible pain in my rib cage & a bit under it for months. Its very painful to take deep breaths & the pain moves from left to right?

Strain/sprain: Probably is an injury to the rib cage and the muscles involved with respiration. Stretching area may help. See an osteopathic physician. Who does manual treatments or a physical therapist. Alleve may give temporay relief as well. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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I have a burning sensation under my right rib cage. Followed by heartburn. Sometimes it can become painful. I am 27yrs old.

I have a burning sensation under my right rib cage. Followed by heartburn. Sometimes it can become painful. I am  27yrs old.

Gallbladder ? Muscle: If the pain is related always to diet maybe gallbladder. If it is related to movement maybe muscular. See your doc. In the meanwhile, use heat to the area and massage the local rib and muscles. Very painful could be either. ...Read more

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Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle.Just appeared today.Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal.Sprain?

Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle.Just appeared today.Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal.Sprain?

Doubt a sprain: Usually if you have a sprain of the rib muscles and tendons it is pretty painful. If this swollen area is not tender when you push on it, i would just watch it and wait, since the x-ray was fine. James n. Dillard, md. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Baby is breech and it is really painful near my right rib cage/upper part of bump. Have contractions when sitting. Ok to put ice on top of bump?

Baby is breech and it is really painful near my right rib cage/upper part of bump. Have contractions when sitting. Ok to put ice on top of bump?

OB Abdomen Pain: Pain in the right upper quadrant can certainly be positional due to the baby. However, there are other conditions that may cause right upper quadrant pain such as acid reflux, gallbladder disease, or even pre-eclampsia. For position discomfort due to the baby, try resting on the floor on your hands and knees with you abdomen freely hanging. ...Read more

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