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I have a really sharp pain behind my right rib cage that feels like an air bubble and I cannot take a deep breath what should I do?

I have a really sharp pain behind my right rib cage that feels like an air bubble and I cannot take a deep breath what should I do?

See a physician: This could reflect a problem in your lungs/chest cavity - anytime a patient has difficulty with breathing, I would certainly recommend seeing a physician for evaluation.

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Before bed lastnight II had a horrible sharp pain behind my right rib cage. Under my breast. Ii had not been doing any activity before. Layn down?

Before bed lastnight II had a horrible sharp pain behind my right rib cage. Under my breast. Ii had not been doing any activity before. Layn down?

Yes: You might have sprained a rib from laying in an awkward position perhaps. I see this a lot from people that sleep on a couch etc or in other non bed situations.

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I took 2 Excedrin pills yesterday on an empty stomoach and woke up today with contraction like pain behind both my left and right rib cage.?

I took 2 Excedrin pills yesterday on an empty stomoach and woke up today with contraction like pain behind both my left and right rib cage.?

Stomach pain: Taking excedrin on an empty stomach can cause gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Aspirin and nsaids are recommended to be taken after meals. You can now take antacids to help with the pain and if that persists you need to see your doctor.

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I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician.

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I am woman I am 42 yrs. I have this pain on my right side. Like righyt under I behind my rib cage.

I am woman I am 42 yrs. I have this pain on my right side. Like righyt under I behind my rib cage.

A variety of choices: You will need to see your physician. In that location we can think of a variety of things in the that location - most commonly it could be a gall stone, or a kidney stone or something in the lungs there can other anatomic structures there - so you need an evaluation.

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My rib cage juts out and sinks in noticably on the left side, and the right side it seems like one rib is stuck behind the others. Is this a problem?

My rib cage juts out and sinks in noticably on the left side, and the right side it seems like one rib is stuck behind the others. Is this a problem?

Chest wall: There are variations and abnormalities in the way the chest wall forms leading to pectins escavatum or pectus carinatum. Either the breastbone caving in or protruding out, respectively. This can create the look of the chest caving in on one side and jutting out on the other. If it is mild it does not cause any problem however if it is deeply sunken then it can cause restriction of either the heart or the lungs. Please see your primary care physician if you're concerned.

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Why does my back behind my left rib cage pop when I bend my body to the right?

Why does my back behind my left rib cage pop when I bend my body to the right?

Joint pop: There ar joint near the spine that articulate with ur ribs. I suspect it is painless & I would not worry about it, like a wris tha pops @ times.

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I have been getting a dull sort of pain behind my rib cage towards the bottom of my rib cage. What could this be?

I have been getting a dull sort of pain behind my rib cage towards the bottom of my rib cage. What could this be?

Inflammation: A lot of female experience similar pain with no history of trauma of any kind most likely that is caused by inflammation of the cartilage pert of the ribs this condition called costochondritis it could be caused by old trauma or by the hard wire in the bra a course of NSAID like ibuprofen or Naprosyn (naproxen) might help if persistent see a doctor might order X ray to rule out occult fracture or

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I'm having sharp pains in my upper back, right behind my rib cage. It's worse in the morning and as I move around the pain slowly dulls. What's wrong?

I'm having sharp pains in my upper back, right behind my rib cage. It's worse in the morning and as I move around the pain slowly dulls. What's wrong?

Sleeping wrong?: It might be the way you sleep. It could be the mattress or the pillows. Are you a smoker? If you smoke, you might be coughing during the night, so you wake up with a bruised rib cage. These are all possible senarios you need to consider. If this problem persists, I advise you to go see a doctor.

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I have consistant bad pain bwhind my rib cage it feels like broken ribs but I know it ain't what is it?

I have consistant bad pain bwhind my rib cage it feels like broken ribs but I know it ain't what is it?

? Costochondritis: This is an irritation of the junction between the ribs and sternum (breastbone)- gets worse when you press on it and deep breathing. Can respond to anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). You need to make sure this pain isn't coming from your heart or lungs, so you need to see a doctor. Sometimes an injection into the area with steroids helps, also.

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There's been a pain on the left side behind my rib cage it's been throbbing nonstop for a month now. What can it be I'm worried?

See a doctor: The area you refer to is where you will find your heart, left lung, and rib cage. Your symptoms could refer to any one or all these anatomical locations. Based on your interview and examination, your doctor can determine the studies you need to figure out what is wrong and what needs to be done.

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Major cramping and spasms behind rib cage when laying down to the point can't lift to turn over?

Major cramping and spasms behind rib cage when laying down to the point can't lift to turn over?

Shoulder blade?: If shoulder blade then is muscle spasm: exercise, therapy, nsaid, muscle relaxers? Injection, trigger point atypical back spasm. Similar treatment. Back therapy/ rehab.

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I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something I can do at home to fix this?

I have a severe sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, just behind or maybe in my rib cage. Is there something I can do at home to fix this?

No short answer: I hope it is a muscular strain and can be helped by heatseveral times a day. In the rib cage would be more in the mid to upper abdomen. I do not like it being a severe sharp pain, if it is other than brief you should seek medical attention. It could be diverticulitis (an infected pocket in the intestine) and it may be ruptured.

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I have a really bad sharp pain behind my left rib cage every time I take a deep breath it hurts?

Chest pain: Recommend you get a chest x-ray with rib x-rays to look at your lungs as well as the bones.

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What would cause intermittent throbbing pain behind left rib cage, not the actual ribs...No injuries?

What would cause intermittent throbbing pain behind left rib cage, not the actual ribs...No injuries?

Muscles: Probably muscle spasms. Try heat, massage, rest, stretching antiinflammatories. If that doesn't help after one week, see doctor.