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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?

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

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What can cause pain on your left back behind the rib cage pressure in abdomen. Frequent urination. Nausea off and on. No energy?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Burning, stabbing pain behind left breast, in left rib cage, upper left back. Over a week now. Slightly worse when I inhale.

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

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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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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. ...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

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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. ...Read more