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I've had a sharp stabbing pain right in the middle of my rib cage and this isn't the first time should I be worried because I'm only 16?

Probably not a worry: Brief, non-exertional chest pain is a very commen symptom in teens. It is rarely related to the heart, despite its location. ...Read more

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At the start of the week I had a dull pain in the middle of my right rib cage and now it's severe. I might have fell over drunk?

At the start of the week I had a dull pain in the middle of my right rib cage and now it's severe. I might have fell over drunk?

? broken rib: If you are lucky. If it hurts to push directly on a rib that is most likely diagnosis. Much more serious is what could have happened if so drunk you don't remember falling. A wake up call? ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain above my stomach, between the middle of my rib cage. What does that mean?

Several thoughts: When a patient says they have pain above the stomach between the middle of the rib cage I assume they are referring to pain in the pit of the stomach, called the epigastric area.

Pain in this area can be due peptic ulcer, reflux esophagitis, and several other conditions. Rather than try to diagnose yourself it's always advisable to see a physician so he or she can examen you. ...Read more

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Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?

Sharp pain that stays in my middle rib cage on the left side, what can be causing this and how can this be treated?

Monitor: This can be rib joint irritation, muscle spasm, fluid in lung, esophageal pain, stomach pain, and also includes heart problems. I would consider rest, heat, anti inflammatories, and monitor. If symptoms don't improve in 1-2 weeks, see your pcp for eval. ...Read more

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Please help! I am having upper abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, and pain in the middle of my hip and rib cage on my right side. What could this be?

Please help! I am having upper abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, and pain in the middle of my hip and rib cage on my right side. What could this be?

Hard to say: This is a complex set of symptoms. There are a number of organs and problems that could give those symptoms. The gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, large or small intestine could all contribute to symptoms like these. An appointment with your doctor who can ask some specific questions and examine you would be best. ...Read more

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I have a small round shape that herts right in the middle of my rib cage?

I have a small round shape that herts right in the middle of my rib cage?

Rib issue: If its at the bottom of your sternum - where all the ribs join - you are most likely feeling the xiphoid process - a small bone (can feel rounded) at the base of the sternum - its normal but sometimes sensitive to pressure being applied to it. If its higher - it may be a small sebacous cyst underneath the skin. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a pressure in the middle of my rib cage for weeks now. It is only noticeable when I sit down. I have gained 10 lbs. What could be wrong?

I have a pressure in the middle of my rib cage for weeks now. It is only noticeable when I sit down. I have gained 10 lbs. What could be wrong?

Difficult to say: Without more of your medical history and a physical exam, it's impossible to say. The middle of your rib cage contains your heart, lungs, at the bottom, your stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, on the right, liver. I see you have had a lump removed recently, it could have something to do with that, but definitely contact a primary care doctor for an exam and thorough history, goodluck. ...Read more

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I have a moveable painless mass on top of my upper left side but toward the middle of my rib cage.?

I have a moveable painless mass on top of my upper left side but toward the middle of my rib cage.?

R/O LIPOMA: If the lump is on the rib cage and movable it is less worisome and may be a lipoma. You need a Ultrasound ito evaluate for /CYST/LIPOMA/less likely clot Please seek prompt evaluation for this issue if symptoms persist or worsen. Or other lesions develop ...Read more

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I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage ie middle of my chest?

I have a lump right at the top & in the middle of my rib cage ie middle of my chest?

Sternomanubrial jtn: You might be referring to the normal sternomanubrial joint, also referred to as the sternomanubrial junction or sternal angle. Here's an image: http://pinterest. Com/pin/142356038193025684/. ...Read more

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I have a shap pain under my breast both left& right& back, its a bit swollen. In the middle of my rib cage there's a ball that is tender to the touch?

Go to your MD: This ball that is tender or lump needs to be seen and if needed removed or biopsied or treated if it is an infection like an abscess. I can't see it, and I can't tell. It may or may not have to do with the other pain which also needs to be evaluated. We can't do much help here as we can't do much. Please see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Last night around 8:30 p.m. I started having a nagging pain in the middle of my back toward my right side and under right rib cage. What is this?

Last night around 8:30 p.m. I started having a nagging pain in the middle of my back toward my right side and under right rib cage. What is this?

Not sure: There are many potential causes of this type of pain, but one of them is gallbladder disease. If it doesn't go away, or recurs regularly, you need to see your doctor to start the workup for it. ...Read more

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My husband is experiencing pain in the middle of the chest under the rib cage, his motion is also not getting cleared, what can be the cause?

My husband is experiencing pain in the middle of the chest under the rib cage, his motion is also not getting cleared, what can be the cause?

Rule out cardiac/GI: That pain in the middle of the chest needs to be further evaluated by his doctor. The heart resides there as well as the esophagus, and stomach. So you want to make sure that it's not something critical, or find out if it's something minor. That's best done through physical examination with a stethoscope to do auscultation, and percussion, and palpation. Most doctors have an ekg. ...Read more

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I have, it feels like my stomach wants to growl but it wont, pain in the middle of my abdomen right under the opening of the front of my rib cage.

Stomach pain: 19 F with aching stomach wants to growl but can't.. Suspect gas. Try drinking a coke and belching. It that does not work then try milk. If that does not help then try TUMS (calcium carbonate). If that does not help see your health care team. Review what you have eaten recently. Ask if anyone who ate with you has same problem. ...Read more

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Sever back pain in the middle. Pain radiets around my sides and my rib cage. Chest tightness! I'm wheezing with my ASTHMA! Please Help Me ASAP.?

Sever back pain in the middle. Pain radiets around my sides and my rib cage. Chest tightness! I'm wheezing with my ASTHMA! Please Help Me ASAP.?

Go to ER: If you are having severe asthma symptoms with wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath refractory to rescue medications (albuterol) you need to be seen immediately for further treatment. Call 911 or go to emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Having a burning pain in the middle of my belly under my rite rib cage I keep heart burn most every am when I get up I can't sleep on my rt side 4pain?

Intestinal pain: This pain is likely coming from your stomach or duodenum. Causes include ulcer, less damage than ulcer, drinking soda, too much stress, too much alcohol, etc. Best nutritional treatment is glucosamine powder 4x/day by mouth. Suggest seeing GI specialist if symptoms continue.
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Spasm under left rib cage?

Yes: That can happen. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The muscle can spasm and cause pain that is sometimes hard to diagnose. Breathing and stretching exercises can help. ...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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