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Abdominal pain with the feeling of nausea wen pushed on pain along the rib cage and in the middle below sternum but normal blood work-ultrasound?

Abdominal pain: Can be many different things including gastritis or peptic ulcer, even gallbladder depending on the location of pain and in spite of normal bloodwork. An abdominal ultrasound may be helpful. ...Read more

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What would cause left side bottom part of rib cage push out about an inch alomg with pain?

Hmm???: Without knowing your history, nor examining you it is difficult to say. Visit your doctor to get a full examination and figure it out. ...Read more

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I keep having problems with cramping along my rib cage usually happens on the right side. On a pain scale its a 7-8, lasts for up to 10 mins. Ideas?

I keep having problems with cramping along my rib cage usually happens on the right side. On a pain scale its a 7-8, lasts for up to 10 mins. Ideas?

Could be liver or: Gallbladder pains if it's under the rib cage. I would consult a doctor in your area. The pains could be a number of things related to either of those organs or something else. ...Read more

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Hello I have pain in the bottom of my rib cage from the muscle at the bottom of the sternum to the left along the rib and the right. What is it?

Costochondritis: Also known as chest wall pain, is a benign and often temporary inflammation of the costal cartilage, which connects each rib to the sternum at the costosternal joint, and is a common cause of chest pain. Though costochondritis is often self-limited, it can be a recurring condition that can appear to have little or no signs of onset.
Treatment options are quite limited and usually, rest, analgesics. ...Read more

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Bubbly and rumbly feeling under left rib cage for about 3 months along with throbbing in lower left abdomen and now Its starting to get a bit painful?

Bubbly and rumbly feeling under left rib cage for about 3 months along with throbbing in lower left abdomen and now Its starting to get a bit painful?

Bronchitis/ibd?: Could be lung disease like bronchitis or pneumonia and inflamatory bowel disease[ibd]or simple gas., constipation, best to get a chest xray and ultrasound of the abdomin or even xray of the abdomin, if constipated clear this with more water, mirilax, dulcolax or senna, prune juice, even citrate of magnesium 1 bottle. If not see pulmonary and gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Lately I've had dull achy pains under my left breast in my rib cage along with coughing. Few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains in the same area.?

Lately I've had dull achy pains under my left breast in my rib cage along with coughing. Few days ago, I had two sharp sudden pains in the same area.?

Probably inflammatio: Could be just flu with viral inflammation of rib cartilage (costochondritis) and related to cough. However, if history of smoking or breast disease/cancer visit your pcp. Assuming first issue use cough suppressants and nsaids for the inflammation ...Read more

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Light colored, loose and chunky stools along with lower right side rib cage pain after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. Normal?

Light colored, loose and chunky stools along with lower right side rib cage pain after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. Normal?

Yes: Your stools may take time to adjust to a new normal after gallbladder surgery, as you no longer have the bile salts being secreted into the intestine to assist with digestion. As for the R-sided rib pain in the area of the surgery, it is not uncommon to have some residual soreness from the procedure itself. If redness, fever, distention in setting of the soreness would prompt more urgent check-up. ...Read more

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Found a lump back left rib cage yesterday. Pain along left side ribs to hip front pelvic area pain feel fullness like ribs touching my hips!?

Examination: The rapid onset of your symptoms suggests an infection, but you don't describe feeling ill other than fullness and pain. See your physician today, and if you can't get in head to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Getting sharp pains under right breast along the rib cage. I have been drinking and I see a red line right along my breast line under my breast.

Breast pain: Breast pain can be cancer rarely, can be rib cage bone or pulled muscle, can get infections of skin like yeast, bras can irritate and make a red line, and with drinking your liver can get inflamed, the right side under rib cage is also where your gallbladder is located. Many possible problems, try heat, loose clothing, and if not better see your clinic. ...Read more

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I've got sharp pain that comes and goes on my right side under my rib cage. When it first came I had diarhhea and bladder problems alomg with fever.

I've got sharp pain that comes and goes on my right side under my rib cage. When it first came I had diarhhea and bladder problems alomg with fever.

Gallbladder: There are a number of possibilities and I would not hesitate to be seen. Among the possibilities include problems with your gallbladder, a good exam and appropriate studies can almost certainly determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hello I have a burning sensation on left side under rib cage along with nausea and a fever of 101?

Hello I have a burning sensation on left side under rib cage along with nausea and a fever of 101?

Get evaluated: Fever, vomiting and worsening pain are all serious symptoms that warrant evaluation at your local health care facility or a call to your doc with directions. Possible organs involved include lung, spleen, gallbladder, stomach, esophagus and diaphragm. Could be a viral infection of another type of infection. Don't delay, ask a friend or family to go with you. ...Read more

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Experiencing cold chills on both thighs along with tingling right side pain from under rib cage to hip. Had gallbladder removed 15 years ago same pain?

Rib pain: You should have a follow up with your internist or gastroenterologist. They will perform blood testing and a abdominal ultrasound to determine if you have a common bile duct stone. ...Read more

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Dull constant pain under right rib cage. Horrible gas along with constipation. Sore to the touch. Should I go to the ER?

Dull constant pain under right rib cage. Horrible gas along with constipation. Sore to the touch. Should I go to the ER?

No: Use a laxative like Dulcolax or even a suppository to get a good BM. Drink PLENTY of fluids, lots of fruits and vegetables and a fiber laxative for a few days to get yourself regular and again whenever needed. This is most likely gas at your age, and an ED visit is not needed unless it doesn't get better or actually gets worse. If there's back or shoulder pain, then you should go to ED. ...Read more

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After sleeping 6 hours, I get stabbing pain between my shoulder blades along my spine. Inhaling causes rib cage pain (not sick). Is my MS a factor?

After sleeping 6 hours, I get stabbing pain between my shoulder blades along my spine. Inhaling causes rib cage pain (not sick). Is my MS a factor?

Possibilities: Most likely answer involves degenerative disc disease or spondylosis affecting thoracic spine, and even cervical spine. A Lhermitte's phenomenon affecting spinal cord in neck could be occurring, but usually pattern is different. MS pts encounter pain at least 90% frequency, and would be worthwhile to explore with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Been experiencing soreness in my calves along with fatigue and sometimes anxiety/sweating/dull pain below left rib cage. Had angioplasty 4 yrs ago.

Been experiencing soreness in my calves along with fatigue and sometimes anxiety/sweating/dull pain below left rib cage. Had angioplasty 4 yrs ago.

Occlusion of vessel: I would worry first and foremost about the partial or total blockade of arteries that supply the heart and the leg. You might be experiencing angina pectoris and claudication. Pain due to not having enough blood (oxygen) to the tissue and. The tissues deprived of oxygen and other nutrients will be injured (hypoxia), this will result exertional or rest l pain depending the degree of occlusio. ...Read more

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Muscle cramps along inside of rib cage from stomach to collar bone. Happened a couple of times, not very severe. Something to worry about?

Muscle cramps along inside of rib cage from stomach to collar bone. Happened a couple of times, not very severe. Something to worry about?

Probably not: If it's just been a couple times and an isolated symptom, then don't worry about it. It may be something as simple as having some gas which caused a reactionary cramp. However, if your symptoms persist or worsen or are associated with other symptoms such as GI symptoms, then do go see a physician. ...Read more

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Pain along ribs at underwire of bra area & in rib cage below breasts. Upper back pain. Are these related? Constant fear of mi. Doc says heart is fine

Try this: Wear less restrictive or different style bra but the idea is that it be looser around the rib age area. I have seen this work in a number of patients complaining of pain in the distribution that you are referring. ...Read more

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Have had stomach pain for past 2 weeks that feels like flutters on the left side under rib cage along with chest pain and back pain. What could it be?

More than 1 problem: The stomach pain is most likely caused by stomach pain. But the flutters are due to irregularities in your heart rhythm - most often in your age group: premature atrial beats (or contractions). You can feel better by avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and getting plenty of sleep and trying stress reduction techniques (like yoga or TM). IF that fails, there are meds that can help. ...Read more

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Pain under left side breast below rib cage, also got indigestion pain and pains in the back along with vomiting no fever?

Pain under left side breast below rib cage, also got indigestion pain and pains in the back along with vomiting no fever?

Indigestion: Pain under the left rib cage along with vomiting and a feeling of indigestion all sound suspicious for gastritis or ulcer. Some medications can cause this, including anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. There are over-the-counter meds like Prilosec otc that may help, but because you are also vomiting I would suggest you see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis before self-medicating. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain:
Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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I am itching in my face, especially eyes nose and ears. I also experience some itching along rib cage area. I have been feeling warm inside with that feeling going into my feet. Any suggestions??!

I am itching in my face, especially eyes nose and ears. I also experience some itching along rib cage area. I have been feeling warm inside with that feeling going into my feet. Any suggestions??!

Allergic reaction: Take benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg as tolerated.
Be a detective-any new meds- prescribed or OTC?
Any offending cosmetic, detergent etc etc
New sheets, clothes?
If you have any difficulty in breathing or throat tightness go to ER. ...Read more

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Spasm under left rib cage?

Spasm under left rib cage?

Need more info.: Structures in that area are spleen, kidney, diaphragm, and intestines. True muscle spasm that comes on after exercise is most likely diaphragm and will resolve with conditioning. Other causes need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more