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I have severe pain in left rib cage during first trimester of pregnancy.

I have severe pain in left rib cage during first trimester of pregnancy.

Possibly serious.: Pulmonary embolism, pleurisy, pneumonia, rib fracture, herpes zoster and intercostal nerve/muscle injury can cause your symptoms, as can psychosomatic causes. Talk to your obstetrician asap about this, as some of these causes can be very serious for your health/life! ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Sharp pain under breast during pregnancy?

Sharp pain under breast during pregnancy?

Maybe normal: Some breast discomfort is normal during pregnancy as the breasts enlarged. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help decrease pain. Wear a supportive bra and eliminate caffeine. ...Read more

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Pain in right lower abdomen during intercourse, sign of pregnancy?

Pain in right lower abdomen during intercourse, sign of pregnancy?

No: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test if late. ...Read more

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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Slight twinges of pain in rib cage and middle back pain cancer?

Slight twinges of pain in rib cage and middle back pain cancer?

Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the lower rib cage after laughing?

Explanation: There are a few reason to have pain after laughing. But none of them are dangerous and mostly due to muscle spasm. Hope you do not need medicine, like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin., and pain gone by itself. ...Read more

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Burning pain under left rib during 34 week pregnant?

Irritation: There are no organs that could be harmed or causing damage under your left rib during pregnant, so this pain is likely a stretching or irritation of the uterus or diaphram. At 34 weeks, your baby is likely head down and often a foot, elbow or buttock from the baby can cause pain at the top of the uterus around this time. Likely just a normal irritation of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why mostly right rib pains more than left rib during pregnancy?

Why mostly right rib pains more than left rib during pregnancy?

Not always true: While that may be true for you that is not always true for everyone. Different people experience the discomforts of pregnancy in different ways. ...Read more

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Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Chest/abd pain: Could be reflux, elevate head of bed , consider ranitidine one a day or previcid or both or may be gas or just nerve irritation. or could you have herniated a disc when cracking back?. Do you have pain with deep breath? on BCP or smoke? then may be clots and go to urgent care /ER check d-dimer. Due to concern of clot, herniation and limited info f/u with doc urgent care today. ...Read more

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Left side pain in location of spleen under rib cage. Pain increases whenever I lean back or breathe in. Started 3 days ago, same pain level.

Evaluation needed: Three days of this discomfort requires an evaluation by a physician who will take a thorough history and perform a careful physical examination in order to make a diagnosis.Appropriate tests will be ordered. Possibilities include muscular discomfort, spleen or left lower lobe lung pathology ,even a pinched intercostal nerve or a rib injury. ...Read more

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Pain in left chest at sternum, shoulder and lower ribs. Some extra gas.

More info needed...: Chest pain in a 48 year old male that radiates to the shoulder could be a sign of acute coronary artery disease. Without knowing anything else, this is a condition that you should have evaluated promptly. Have seen many men (and women) that came to my ER with "gas" and ended up with stents in their coronary arteries because it was not "gas". Call your doctor or head to the ER. ...Read more

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20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

Consider hernia: Can't diagnose simply from description, but often times hernias (where the bowel pokes through the normal muscle) can occur in the area you described, and can cause the same symptoms. Usually symptoms worsen during physical activity, like straining. Hernias aren't always dangerous, but if it is bothersome, worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal ache, under ribs after eating. In the evening time too. Occasional nausea. pain sometimes radiates to both sides of rib cage. ?

Upper left abdominal ache, under ribs after eating. In the evening time too. Occasional nausea. pain sometimes radiates to both sides of rib cage. ?

Could very well B-: -gastric in origin or esophageal. Best 2 C a gastroenterolgist. One thing that U can do is take a liquid antacid when it gets sore in U get good relief, it would B diagnostic. Still need 2 C the UGI guy ...Read more

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During stress get sharp pain in the left chest?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain while breathing in . . . Something wrong in the rib cage?

Sharp pain while breathing in . . . Something wrong in the rib cage?

Most likely in chest: You may have a problem with your lungs such as pneumonia, or irritation of the coverig of the lungs which is called pleurisy. If you didnt have trauma to your rib cage, it most likely is not bone related. You should see a physician to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Having pain at upper right abdomen below the laughing bones of rib cage. Help?

Having pain at upper right abdomen below the laughing bones of rib cage. Help?

Gallbladder: If you are having pain under the right rib cage, it may be your gallbladder. See a physician if your pain is persistent/severe. ...Read more