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I have a sharp pain on left side of back (behind ribs). When I breath it hurts, especially when I do a deep breath and having shortness of breath.

I have a sharp pain on left side of back (behind ribs). When I breath it hurts, especially when I do a deep breath and having shortness of breath.

Hard to know: This type of pain is usually related to muscle stain in the chest wall, inflammation of the membranes surrounding the lung (usually due to viral respiratory infection, but not always), or due to kidney-related pain (infection or stone). If worsening or just not going away, then a medical assessment is warranted. Use your instinct. ...Read more

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Periodical deep pain near a small lump on rib left side of my lower/mid from center of my back and with pain behind ribcage on left side of my back.?

Don't know, but...: Do have this evaluated by your primary care provider. This deserves taking a careful medical history, and doing an exam. Good luck. Lg. ...Read more

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I woke up with a horrible pain in the right side of my chest under my rib & in my back like behind my lung went on for over 7 hrs what could this be?

I woke up with a horrible pain in the right side of my chest under my rib & in my back like behind my lung went on for over 7 hrs what could this be?

Pain: Your pain could be due to a variety of things. You need to be evaluated by a physician and further testing needs to be done. ...Read more

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My friend has a chronic pain and inflammation in lower back right side of the spine right behind lowest rib he is 23?

My friend has a chronic pain and inflammation in lower back right side of the spine right behind lowest rib he is 23?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. He should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve he should see his doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend him to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. He may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more

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Have pain in the left back side behind the ribs when I breath in real good. It is like a sharp sting. What could this mean?

Have pain in the left back side behind the ribs when I breath in real good. It is like a sharp sting. What could this mean?

Pleurisy: Could be pleurisy. Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura, which is the moist, double-layered membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the rib cage. The condition can make breathing extremely painful. Pleurisy can a sign of pneumonia or an infection that has irritated the pleura. Or it could be a rib or nerve pain in that area. You should go get a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Really bad upper back pain behind rib and down the left side what could be the cause of it? Muscles?

Really bad upper back pain behind rib and down the left side what could be the cause of it? Muscles?

Hard to say: Unless you injured it, it would be unusual to have really bad back pain from the muscles in your back. There are many potential causes some of which are musculoskeletal, but some which are not. A kidney infection, known as a pyelonephritis is just one example. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...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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I'm having a terrible shooting pain just under/behind my left shoulder blade and a constant burning pain accompanies this down the left side of my rib?

I'm having a terrible shooting pain just under/behind my left shoulder blade and a constant burning pain accompanies this down the left side of my rib?

Just a thought: But this pain which sound like "nerve pain" may originate from a pinched nerve in your LOWER NECK! (C6-C7) level or upper back C 7-T1
Ask your Primary Health Care Provider if this is possible and an in person visit may be helpful!

Just a thought, hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Left side gradual mild chest pain but back hurts behind pain. Feels worse with deep breaths. Cant stay asleep. Saw chiropractor yesterday.

Left side gradual mild chest pain but back hurts behind pain. Feels worse with deep breaths. Cant stay asleep. Saw chiropractor yesterday.

Chest pain: Most likely it could be musculoskeletal. There are other causes like peluritis, pericarditis or pleuripericarditic pain. Consult your physician for further investigation. ...Read more

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Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

R/O THORACIC DISC: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T4-6 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI. TX : Consists of PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT/GABAPENTIN/LYRICA/SAVELLA). GLUTEN FREE DIET (. WHOLEAPPROACH. COM GUTBLISS. COM) ...Read more

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What causes chest pain on left side behind breast and going thru to the back. Ekg was normal. Bad edema pain worsens whe breathing in?

Pleuritic pain?: It could be part of your left lung that is sticky and rubbing against your chest wall causing pain. Taking nsaids may help reduce the symptoms. However, you always need to rule out cardiac causes! The best option is to have a multifunction cardiography test. Http://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram ekg is notoriously inaccurate for women with disease! ...Read more

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Constant pain in right side of back under ribs and just below. Pain and discomfort also felt at the front on right below ribs?

Constant pain in right side of back under ribs and just below. Pain and discomfort also felt at the front on right below ribs?

Liver: Gall bladder, kidney? If it hurts with eating fatty foods, it's probably your gallbladder. See your G.I. Doctor for further evaluation.. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of back under last rib on back side of my back pulls when I breath in and move a certain way or sit a certain way muscle or kidney?

Pain in right side of back under last rib on back side of my back pulls when I breath in and move a certain way or sit a certain way muscle or kidney?

Likely muscular: Pain or discomfort that occurs and is worsened by movement or changes in position are usually musculoskeletal in nature. Can try some anti-inflammatories like low dose over the counter ibuprofen taken with food. See your doctor if pain continues or gets more severe. ...Read more

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Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Had on and off pain in right side chest and upper back, today am having pain left side hurts when breath in around rib area what can this be?

Need more info: To determine if you have an acute respiratory problem like pneumonia, history of fever and other symptoms like cough and poor appetite is important. In absence if these, one can consider other causes of inflammation such as asthma or pleurisy. For now you can take anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen 400 mg every 6-8 hrs for 2-3 days. If still not improved. Pl get examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore achy pain under ribs on right side of back tender to touch I have had it over a year sometimes its worse then usual.

Sore achy pain under ribs on right side of back tender to touch I have had it over a year sometimes its worse then usual.

Musculoskeletal pain: Treatment depends on the diagnosis but if it's muscle soreness, physical therapy or alternative therapies like acupuncture or chiropractor manipulations are probably the best option. I'd recommend avoiding chronic pain medications. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Started two yrs ago I get quick stabbing pain in right side towards the back right directly below ribs and chest pain that comes and goes very random?

Started two yrs ago I get quick stabbing pain in right side towards the back right directly below ribs and chest pain that comes and goes very random?

Chest pain: chest pain as described here and at your age is most likely to be coming from the chest wall "musculoskeletal". Other common causes may include asthma and acid reflux. Heart problems can cause chest pain but your symptoms are not fitting. If ibuprofen does not help your pain then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dull pain in right side starting by ribs in middle of stomach around to the back for three days. Pain moves and isn't debilitating. What is it?

RUQ pain: Pain in that area may be from duodenal ulcer, gall bladder problems like infection or stone, muscular problem, or pain form the back referred to the front. Etc. If pain persist have it checked out. ...Read more

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What is pain in right side of abdomen that seems to go around the back just below rib cage. Seems to get worse with certain foods/liquids w/fatigue.?

What is pain in right side of abdomen that seems to go around the back just below rib cage. Seems to get worse with certain foods/liquids w/fatigue.?

Any GI disease such-: -as reflux, ulcers, gall bladder or liver can cause the synptoms you have. See your PCP, be evaluated and follow his/her plan of treatment. ...Read more

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I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

Pinched nerve: This could represent a pinched nerve in the lower thoracic spine. Alternatively, the pain could be coming from your gallbladder, or some other abdominal pathology. I would recommend seeing a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having major pain in right side of stomach (mainly in my side) between ribs and hip and it goes to my back. Ideas what it could be or what to do?

I'm having major pain in right side of stomach (mainly in my side) between ribs and hip and it goes to my back. Ideas what it could be or what to do?

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "moderate pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more