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Doctor insights on: Pain In Middle Back And Ribs

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Pain radiating from middle of back to lower ribs?

Many possibilities.: Rib injury. Spondylitis. Internal organ pain, lncluding liver, gb, pancreas. And quite a few other possibilities, including shingles-before blisters appear, thoracic disc. Need to be evaluated! ...Read more

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Why back ribs pain while sitting?

Could be a number: Of things. You will need to have a physical exam. It could be anything from disc problems to simple postural issues causing muscle strains. See a physician, but in the mean time, work on posture, core strength, ergonomics around a desk and weight loss. These things may help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes pain in the ribs and back?

TRIGGER POINTS: Commonly trigger points in the serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and/or the upper rectus abdominus muscles. ...Read more

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What organs are on your back by your ribs?

What organs are on your back by your ribs?

Kidneys: But you could have referred pain from many other sources. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my back and rib pain?

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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What could be causing pain in my ribs on back?

What could be causing pain in my ribs on back?

Lot of possibilities: There are a lot of considerations ranging from a strain or contusion or other musculoskeletal issue, to a kidney problem, to an intra-abdominal problem, to a pinched nerve to a dermatological problem (i.e. Shingles), and more. If your pain is mild, you can problem treat it conservatively (rest, ice) & wait a few days, but if it's mod-sev, assoc with other concerns or not improving, see your doc. ...Read more

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What organ in under your right rib towards your back?

What organ in under your right rib towards your back?

Kidney/liver: Hi pansona1! The organ right under your right lower ribs is your liver, and the gallbladder is nestled within the liver. The liver helps detoxify your blood and the gallbladder makes bile, which helps digest your food. Towards your back, though, is your right kidney, which makes your urine. ...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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Please help! I'm having pain under right rib, lower back!?

Please help! I'm having pain under right rib, lower back!?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Sex partners both having back rib pain. Could it be related?

Sex partners both having back rib pain. Could it be related?

Pain: Difficult to tell, could be related to positions and musculoskeletal or could be other, not enough info. ...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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I've taken a blow to my Lowe ribs in my back. Now it hurts to touch?

I've taken a blow to my Lowe ribs in my back. Now it hurts to touch?

Bruised or broken.: Depending on how hard the blow, the ribs could be bruised or even broken. Does it hurt there when you take a deep breath in. You may need an X-ray of the area to know for sure, especially if the pain persists for more than a few days or if you become short of breath. ...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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I have dull and achy pain at rib side back and front is it dangerous?

Depends on: Where (right, left), exactly, for how long (hours, days, weeks) & your general condition (reason for scan and ultrasound, etc.) doctors think in terms of body structures within certain locations: rib area may mean bone, nerve, blood vessel, muscle, tendon, organ (spleen, kidney, liver, gall bladder). Also, since you are already being evaluated for kidney issues, the answer may be there. Details? ...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 could cause pain in my right side near my ribs and middle of back?

Many things: Near the lower ribs, are kdiney, liver, gall bladder, duodenum, part of pancreas, large bowel as well as lower lung. For instance but not all inclusive, infection or trauma to kidney, liver; colitis distending large bowel; pancreatitis and gastritis; gall bladder disease, infection in lower lung, traumatic or inflammatory changes in bones. You should consult your physician for workup. ...Read more

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Fell of the bed 4 weeks ago and landed on my back and my ribs still hurt?

Fell of the bed 4 weeks ago and landed on my back and my ribs still hurt?

How did it happen?: Falling out of bed with such force that 4 weeks later pain lingers is an unusual story! If your mental state was uncompromised (i.e. not inebriated) you should seek medical consultation to exclude seizure, etc. I can only presume that you experienced a severe contusion or even fracture of the rib (s) to still be causing pain. Doubt x-ray now would be helpful, but you should discuss with your doc. ...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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Pain on right side back below rib feels like I was punched. What could this be?

Couple ideas...: The location you describe is the flank and is a common location for kidney pain. If you have an infection or contusion in your kidney you may experience pain in the flanks. This is also a common location for musculoskeletal pain perhaps caused by straining yourself. See your doctor. Good luck! ...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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Causes of ribs poping out of place and having to push on then to pop them back in?

This is common: It's the way your costal arch was formed. It's not a problem; the arches are not sharp and there's no real danger of them damaging a vital organ. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp pain in the area of the bottom right rib at back and side of it?

Shingles?: This could be an early sign of shingles, the skin rash caused by reactivation of an old chickenpox virus that lays dormant for years in a peripheral nerve. I saw 1 case of "chest pain" that was extensively evaluated, only for a classic shingles rash to pop out after seven days! Injury and heavy breathing during exercise are possible. See a doctor if it persists, worsens or a rash occurs. ...Read more

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Very annoying pain under my right ribs and through to my back, 3/4 months now. What to do?

Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...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