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Pain Around Rib Cage And Back
R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris, it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids. Also get screen for clotting disorders ...Read more
I have gallstones, lately I have this nagging pain on the side of my right rib cage and back can it be the stones?
Fer Sher: The location and description of your pain is likely secondary to gallbladder disease. These attacks typically occur after eating (esp. Fatty foods), last for an hour or more, are assc. W/nausea +/- vomiting, and may radiate into the back. On occasion, chronic obstruction occurs, often leading to constant low-level discomfort. Please see a surgeon. ...Read more
My son had bruises that just appeared all over his rib cage and back, I took him to the emergency room and when we got there they were gone. I don't u?
scoliosis and hip misalignment-recently I have had episodes feel a constriction rib cage and back-what can I do?
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
Pain on right side of rib cage and back pain, sometimes during cold weather. But the pain makes it hard to breathe and even stand up straight.
Rib pain: Sorry this little app won't help. Gotta go see a doc. ...Read more
If a person had pancreatic cancer that is causing left side pain (under the rib cage) and back pain, should you be experiencing weight loss too?
Unfortunately even in this era of tremendous advances in oncology field pancreatic cancer is still a gruesome diagnosis. The most common symptom is jaundice and pain is rather rare and can be associated with very advanced disease with significant weight loss.
Pain is more often associated with pancreatitis and specific tests should be done to rule out inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read more
A few possibilities: This could be (1) musculoskeletal pain (like pulled muscle, broken rib, vertebral compression fracture), (2) kidney pain (like kidney stone or infection), (3) herpes zoster (also called shingles) (4) pleurisy (inflammation of lining around your right lung in that location), (5) and maybe something else not coming to mind right now. You should see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Back, rib pain: More information about your symptoms is needed. Is the discomfort Sharp, jabbing, and fleeting? Does it hurt to take a deep breath or turn, twist, bend? Any history of strain? Do you have a cough? Pinched nerve usually hurts only on one side. Your physician will have to take a thorough history, examine you, order tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Sure: If you have developed a relationship already with your dr. And they area aware of your pains to begin with, and now the pains have increased, you should call them and explain the change of your pain. Depending on what they have done so far, you may warrant further testing or differing treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
Let me explain:
Two main reasons for pain in that area.
1-urinary tract system.
2- muscular-skeletal system.
There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more
Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Should I be worried I've had a pain in my left side of the back of my rib cage at the bottom. I've had this pain for4 days.
Pain for 4 days: It depends if the pain is getting better or not. If it is getting better, then you should not be worried. If it is not getting better, then it becomes a concern. See if it is better or gone in the next couple of days. If it is not better or worsens, then I would recommend that you get it evaluated. ...Read more
44 year old woman has pain in back and under left rib cage. Pain worsens when laying down. Duration for approximately one week.?
I been having pain for 3 days now. The pain is in the middle, right side of my back, then up around to my rib cage. What could this be?
Right sided pain x 3: Any relationship to eating? May be gallbladder or kidney stone. Would go to ER as may need imaging like sonogram for gallbladder and Ct or sonogram for kidney stone. Could also be liver, sometimes gastritis but that is more midline or constipation but would follow up in ER if going on 3 days. ...Read more
Pain in the right side rib cage that goes through back? Was only when I layed on it, now its constant? Sometimes hurts more when I move.
May ORIGINATE in your back!! A pinched nerve in your Thoraco-Lumbar spine (Upper Back) could result in "rib cage" pain radiating to the front and POSITIONAL in nature!
Mention this to your PCP (Primary Care Provider) who you should consult with. ..don't let it "go"!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I wake up with pain in the morning in the middle of back on the right side of my body, level with the bottom of my rib cage. What could it be?
Muscular: This sounds like it could be muscular in nature-perhaps related to how you are sleeping. Do you have any other symptoms? Does it get better as the day goes on? ...Read more
I am having pain in my left back side right at the rib cage. This has been going on for months on and off but the last week and is consistent?
Check kidney: It is possible to injure the tissues surrounding the ribs, but you would likely remember the incident. The area you describe overlies the left kidney, as well as other organs. Kidney infections are not rare and can cause damage if untreated. This type of pain deserves evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
I get severe spasms in my rib cage that goes all the way to my back. This happens when I lay down and will stay for about an hr after I get up?
Pain when I press horizontally across right side of back directly below rib cage. Pain sometimes occurs when I lay on my right side. What are causes?
It could be muscle: Strain, kidney infection etc. See your dr for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more
I've been having the worst back like pain on both my right side of my rib cage and left. Its not below my rib cage, its right up by my rib cage. It hu?
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