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Pain In Back Behind Rib Cage
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. ...Read more
What can cause pain on your left back behind the rib cage pressure in abdomen. Frequent urination. Nausea off and on. No energy?
UTI/kidnies: Although I am wondering about other associated symptoms, based solely upon what you describe I can't help but wonder if you may have a urinary tract infection, or even kidney infection, especially if there is burning with urination and/or fever. It may be worth having your urine tested at your doctor's office to rule these out as a possibility. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Rib pain: More than likely muscular in nature.Get a more detailed answer ›
My dr said I have shingles with the blisters on the inside. Pain just behind the rib cage, front to back on the right side. Severe pain. Medication?
Shingles: Suggests recurrence of latent "chicken pox" virus. Usually antiviral medications are used acutely as well as Prednisone to help prevent the possibility of post herpetic nerve pain which can be debilitating and life lasting. Also nerve pain medications such as gabapentin, pregabilin, or Amitriptyline can be helpful. ...Read more
pain in my lower rib cage like a band around my stomach radiating into my right chest behind my breast and into my back I have no gallbladder.
Go to ER: Need to be evaluated in emergency room. ...Read more
Burning, stabbing pain behind left breast, in left rib cage, upper left back. Over a week now. Slightly worse when I inhale.
Examination: It sounds like rib pain, but you should get an examination for final determination. A Doctor of Osteopathic medicine or Chiropractic medicine can diagnose and treat that condition. ...Read more
Hi, I just started Buproprion about a week ago for depression and started Fluticasone Propionate nasal spray last night to get rid of post nasal drip. Today I feel like there is a pressure on the right side of my back behind the rib cage, is there anythin
Not expected: I don't believe the back problem is related to either medication. ...Read more
Spleen?: Easily ruptured in car accidents and trauma. ...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
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. ...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?
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. ...Read more
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