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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

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How can I best find cause of pain in back below rib cage?

How can I best find cause of pain in back below rib cage?

Back pain: Muscle strain is the most common cause. Other spine related causes include disc degeneration, arthritis, disc herniations, slipped vertebra. ...Read more

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What could be causing the pain in my back and right lower rib cage?

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

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Why am I having pain across my back & on both sides of my rib cage?

Why am I having pain across my back & on both sides of my rib cage?

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

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Should I go back the docotor if the pain in my rib cage has increased?

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

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What causes pain just under left back and side of rib cage? Dull achy pain.

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

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I have pain in my lower right rib cage on my back. Its much worse when lay down.?

I have pain in my lower right rib cage on my back. Its much worse when lay down.?

Pain: The pain can be coming from muscle, intestines, kidney stones, bones, ovaries or bladder... Go to a doctor to get checked out more thoroughly. ...Read more

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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

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

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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

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

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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

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44 year old woman has pain in back and under left rib cage. Pain worsens when laying down. Duration for approximately one week.?

Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

This pain: 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

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Rib dislocation: Probable rib dislocation. Sometimes an injection of steroid in the back, can relax the muscles, so that the rib will return into place. Sometimes adjustments by an osteopath or chiropractor may be required. ...Read more