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I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

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

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I have gallstones, lately I have this nagging pain on the side of my right rib cage and back can it be the stones?

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

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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?

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?

Doubt bruises: True bruises don't disappear.Hives are an allergic phenomenon that can come up in patches and disappear over several hours.They are usually a deeper skin color than regular skin, but not purple like a bruise. ...Read more

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scoliosis and hip misalignment-recently I have had episodes feel a constriction rib cage and back-what can I do?

 scoliosis and hip misalignment-recently I have had  episodes  feel a constriction   rib cage and back-what can I do?

Scoliosis: Is you are having symptoms from your scoliosis it's important that you see the orthopedic surgeon for further treatment options such as: physical therapy, a brace, or surgery. Good luck and hang in there, I know it can be a painful condition ...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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Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Could be shingles: A painful red rash from shingles typically occurs in one dermatome and only on one side. The red blotches look like little blisters. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

Pancreatic Cancer: 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

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Pain on right side closer to my back near my rib cage?

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