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Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?

Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?

Out of balance: You may be deficient in 25-oh vit d3, magnesium and vit k2. Dizziness on standing can come from low blood pressure. Heat, topical magnesium oil and gentle stretching are all helpful for pain and stiffness. Getting a good night sleep, eating healthy unprocessed foods every 3 hours while awake, moving through the day, and lowering stress will help restore balance. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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I have been having pain in my under my left rib cage. When it happens I get really cold, dizzy and weak. It also intensifies when I breath.?

I have been having pain in my under my left rib cage. When it happens I get really cold, dizzy and weak. It also intensifies when I breath.?

Diaphragm spasm: Your symptoms suggest diaphragm spasm or cramp. If this is an isolated episode that occurs infrequently, then you don't have to worry. If it is ongoing, then you should get evaluated for possible disorder of nerves that control the diaphragm, other conditions. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I take naproxen, four hours later took sudafed. Was very dizzy and had bad stomach spasams, and left side of upper rib cage, how can I stop the spasams?

I take naproxen, four hours later took sudafed. Was very dizzy and had bad stomach spasams, and left side of upper rib cage, how can I stop the spasams?

Milk: Try drinking a glass of milk. If that relieves it, would not take any more naproxen. If not, should consider it is your heart that is the problem and go to the hospital to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have dizzy spells, bruising, pain near my upper left rib cage and have a bowel movement about 4 times a day until my stomach feels like its ripping?

I have dizzy spells, bruising, pain near my upper left rib cage and have a bowel movement about 4 times a day until my stomach feels like its ripping?

? etiology: These symptoms should definitely not be ignored. I would recommend you see a physician so you could have an appropriate evaluation. There are numerous things to consider from those related to the gastrointestinal tract to the endocrine system and neuroendocrine system. You need to see a doctor. Start with your primary care physician and they can help orchestrate your work-up. ...Read more

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Thank you...I have shortness of breathe a lot, severe pressure in chest under rib cage going around to my back, and dizziness and light headiness.

Thank you...I have shortness of breathe a lot, severe pressure in chest under rib cage going around to my back, and dizziness and light headiness.

Chest pain: While it is not possible to make a diagnosis or give specific advice in these little text boxes, in general we take chest pressure seriously, and when it is associated with shortness of breath and dizziness it is especially concerning. You should see a doctor right away; if you have symptoms now, call emergency services (911) and get to a hospital. ...Read more

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Having pain behind rib cage, both sides, . Does not hurt to breathe but painful when walking. Also bad headache and slight dizziness, fatigue.

Having pain behind rib cage, both sides, . Does not hurt to breathe but painful when walking. Also bad headache and slight dizziness, fatigue.

Fibromyalgia?: Female age unknown w. "fatigue, dizziness, headache" & bilateral back pain. Medical evaluation needed to rule out systemic disorder. If nothing specific found, such as hormone problem, anemia etc., then fibromyalgia might be consideration & consultation w. Rheumatologist in order. At Quora. Com, I present, on my "Pain Syndrome" board, a book-length discussion of Fibromyalgia causation & therapy. ...Read more

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Appendicitis or no. Got crampy feeling on right side under rib cage twice but hasn't came back. Dizziness. Going poop a lot more than usual, dark color?

Appendicitis or no. Got crampy feeling on right side under rib cage twice but hasn't came back. Dizziness. Going poop a lot more than usual, dark color?

Other problem: Pain that goes away is very unlikely to be appendicitis. You should be evaluated by your doctor for possible bleeding in your GI tract, which could be causing the dizziness, and frequent dark bowel movements. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Chest pain: Unclear from description where your pain is located;if persistent I'd suggest a good physical exam for starting to diagnose prognose and manage your symptoms;at your age demographic a serious organic pathology is unlikely ...Read more

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Pain on left rib cage shortness of breath and excessive sweating?

See your doctor: These complaints could be due to any number of problems - some of them serious. You need to see your doctor or go to an emergency room to have the symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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My right rib cage isn't even with the left and I've been having shortness of breath, as if my lungs don't have enough room to expand, what is goin on?

My right rib cage isn't even with the left and I've been having shortness of breath, as if my lungs don't have enough room to expand, what is goin on?

SOB, asymetric chest: Either a collapsed lung (with unilateral atelectasis due to a central obstructing lesion)

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a pneumothorax (possibly under "tension")

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a unilateral pleural effusion

or a diaphragmatic hernia (with viscera up in the chest). ...Read more

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I have a knot under my left rib cage, shortness of breath, bruising and pain. What can this be?

Knot: Without examining it, difficult to diagnose. You need physical examination. Obtain physician consultation. ...Read more

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Top left rib cage and left side abdomen feels heavy and tight, painful to bend over& rolling ball sensation, can't eat, shortness of breath?

Indigestion?: You are young so chances of serious heart conditions are lower. This could be indigestion, gas, asthma, or a virus in the ribcage. If you are in that much pain though, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis and the dr said my shoulders and hips look even but today I noticed my left rib cage is sticking out more is this related to dyspnea?

I have scoliosis and the dr said my shoulders and hips look even but today I noticed my left rib cage is sticking out more is this related to dyspnea?

No and it is not: Uncommon as scoliosis is a rotation or twisting of spine just as if you coiled a rope so there can be prominences of rib cage on one side & of scapula or shoulderblade on opposite side. The fact that shoulders & hips are level suggests that your curve is balanced. Only very large curves can affect breathing. By age 19, if curve measures less than 50 degrees, there is little risk of worsening. ...Read more

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My husban is been having pain to left rib cage with shortness of breath, pain is worsen with movement, he was check at hospital and heart problems wh?

My husban is been having pain to left rib cage with shortness of breath, pain is worsen with movement, he was check at hospital and heart problems wh?

More info: First lets make a risk assessment of cardivascular disease. Good history and physical. Pressure type of chess pain worsening with activities is classical for coronary disease. Ecg and stress test will help. Chest pain that increase with breathing and with pushing in the chest point toward chest wall pain/costochondritis. Chest pain worsening only with deep respiration can be pneumonia/pleurisy. ...Read more

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When I'm trying to get to sleep hv rapid breathing feel like stomach sucked in, choking sensation, n like stone on rib cage n breathless panic attack?

When I'm trying to get to sleep hv rapid breathing feel like stomach sucked in, choking sensation, n like stone on rib cage n breathless panic attack?

Shallow breathing: From anxiety. This is very common. We tighten up when we are anxious and rib cage breathe. Work on belly breathing a few times a day, inflate the belly first, then go up to the shoulders, reverse to exhale. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am sometimes woken up by tightening and squeezing pressure under my rib cage and around my whole body, with shortness of breath?

I am sometimes woken up by tightening and squeezing pressure under my rib cage and around my whole body, with shortness of breath?

Symptoms: There are multiple possible causes for what you describe. The best course would be to see your doctor and be evaluated. Suggesting specific possibilities here without information won't be productive for you. ...Read more

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I have been having prolonged right rib cage soreness, noticed slight shortness of breath...What could be going on?

Let me explain: Have you developed other unusual and or persistent symptoms
do you have a chronic wheeze or cough
are you tired all the time
do you look pale
these two together are a red flag
do you have a dry painful cough and your shortness of breath gets worse when you exercise
are your feet and ankles swollen and is it harder to breathe when you lie down flat
if you do check with your doctor
if not write. ...Read more

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I have acid and gas buildup all the time, I belch a lot and have pain in shoulders and back and both sides of rib cage. Shortness of breath at times.

I have acid and gas buildup all the time, I belch a lot and have pain in shoulders and back and both sides of rib cage. Shortness of breath at times.

H pylori test: For a pathogenic bacteria that colonizes the gastric tissue.
If present, this would explain your gastric symptoms and hyperacidity.

Your doctor can do a simple 5 minute breath test for this. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more