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Sever left side pain around rib cage for about a week constant ongoing never ending very sharp shooting and staving pain?

Sever left side pain around rib cage for about a week  constant  ongoing never ending very sharp shooting and staving pain?

Need Work Up: Severe left-sided pain around the rib cage could indicate a problem in any of the following areas: stomach and gas, cardiac, lung-related, musculoskeletal, intestinal, pancreas and less likely spleen. Given the constant and unremitting nature of your pain, I would suggest an urgent evaluation, possibly with ultrasound and routine bloodwork to start. ...Read more

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Immediate response please no history of heart problems just tight and hurting back hurting really bad some left side pain around rib cage. Home alone ?

Immediate response please no history of heart problems just tight and hurting back hurting really bad some left side pain around rib cage. Home alone ?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain symptoms usually has to go to her doctor (or even to the emergency room) to be checked right away for a heart problems, UNLESS there is another convincing reason for chest pain (decided upon by talking with one's doctor). That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a more serious condition. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more

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I have a small pain around my left rib cage and sometimes after or even when there is no pain i feel a flutter like a baby kicking?

I have a small pain around my left rib cage and sometimes after or even when there is no pain i feel a flutter like a baby kicking?

Thin chest wall: It is possible that if you have a thin chest wall your heart may sometime bounce up against your chest wall like a ping pong ball. That would explain the feeling you have of a baby kicking. ...Read more

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I suddenly started to feel a dull throbbing pain around my upper left rib cage area. its really painful when i move my arms or change positions in bed?

Trauma?: Were you injured? Have you been lifting heavy objects or doing strenuous work? Your symptoms suggest a muscle strain or pull. Possibly even a bruised or broken rib, if you were injured. An x-ray would help. Rest, heat, Ibuprofen or Naproxen (or even full dose aspirin) would likely help but time is the most important factor. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left adomben since yeterday mostly when I move pain is in back around rib cage to its under my breast and it's not sharp more irrating rhen anything whay could this be. No fever?

Pain in upper left adomben since yeterday mostly when I move pain is in back around rib cage to its under my breast and it's not sharp more irrating rhen anything whay could this be. No fever?

Doctor can evaluate: The left upper abdomen includes many things, so a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what sort of discomfort is there. Some problems can be in the skin, the muscle, or a rib. Deeper inside are the stomach, spleen, part of the intestine, part of the pancreas, etc... A thorough exam at the doctor's office should be very helpful. ...Read more

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Bothering burning sensation pain on both sides around rib cage, sometimes and around were kidneys are at too but no infection. Can urinate better now.

Bothering burning sensation pain on both sides around rib cage, sometimes and around were kidneys are at too but no infection. Can urinate better now.

See answer: As urologists, we are commonly asked to evaluate pts with back/flank pain to determine whether source is the kidneys or something else like neuromusculoskeletal in origin. Most kidney problems that are associated with pain (infection, stone, tumor, obstruction) are associated with an abnormal urinalysis (significant blood and or leukocytes). If still in doubt, ultrasound or ct imaging will answer. ...Read more

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Had an ache/sharp pain radiating around right rib cage for 3 months + indigestion. Pain worse last 3 days with diarrhea, scan shows no gallstones?

Had an ache/sharp pain radiating around right rib cage for 3 months + indigestion. Pain worse last 3 days with diarrhea, scan shows no gallstones?

RUQ pain: Right Upper Quadrant pain with associated indigestion points to gall bladder or acid indigestion from a condition such as a Hypersecretory acid problem or Peptic ulcer, etc. Hiatal hernias can refer pain and indigestion o the RUQ too. You may have "Sludge" in the Gall bladder that is not visible on the scan you had. Follow-up with the Dr. for further eval and treatments. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Spasm under left rib cage?

Yes: That can happen. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The muscle can spasm and cause pain that is sometimes hard to diagnose. Breathing and stretching exercises can help. ...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

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Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Potential causes can include pain at the rib bone/ cartilage junction (costochondritis), a thoracic radiculopathy, pleurisy, or from an organ just under the rib such as the liver, lung, gall bladder, stomach, etc. don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What causes the rib cage to grow?

What causes the rib cage to grow?

Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within. ...Read more

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What can cause pain below rib cage?

What can cause pain below rib cage?

There's so much--: -B low the rib cage U have a whole book written on each organ. Needs a little more specificity. A few things that R B low Rlisted. Kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, small bowel, aorta, vena cava, colon.....list of just 1 of these has many possible causes. B more clear on where the pain is. Just under, R or L & describe the pain. Cramping, after meals, ... ...Read more

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Is a deformed rib cage correctible?

Yes , surgically: Surgical correction is possible depending on the extent. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the rib cage?

What is the purpose of the rib cage?

Multiple: The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides sites of orgin and insertion for a variety of muscles that assist with your breathing. ...Read more

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Do you have fat under your rib cage?

Do you have fat under your rib cage?

Not typically: If you mean deep to the rib cage, then the answer is typically no. The structure underneath the ribs is the pulmonary cavity which contains the lungs. There is not normally fat in the pulmonary cavity. Thank you for the question. ...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