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Pain In Upper Right Rib Cage Area
I got an extreme pain in my upper right bak (rib cage area) followed by a strong winded feelin, pain is still strong but can breathe better now?
Back strain: It's hard to give you right diagnosis based on no physical exam and limited historical data. It can be a muscle sprain but can be as bad as ruptured aorta. If you are feeling worse, go to er if it's been for a while and better, like you said, put some heat, topical rubs, gentle massage and see your doc. ...Read more
Gall bladder removed June 2014. Most every day my right rib cage area pain is debilitating and swelling is immense passes by morning repeats daily?
Time for a CT scan: Some people can have scar tissue develop to the abdominal wall/rib area. This is fixable. A CT scan with IV contrast should be acquired to make sure it isn't something else such as injury to the right hepatic artery or duct system. If there is a structure of the bile duct, it can give you pain with normal labs. ...Read more
I have pain in right rib cage area and and an intermittant bitter taste in my mouth. My gallbladder imaging was normal. What could cause this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: This could be from something irritating the diaphragm from above or below, from the rib or the costochondral attachments, an enlarged and tender intraabdominal organ like the spleen, or could be referred pain from elsewhere. Answering your question accurately would require a full exam. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pleuritic Chest Pain: Inflammation :of Lung and covering of Lungs called Pleura occurs mainly due to Viral infection any chest wall movement like Taking deep Breath/ Coughing/laughing can cause pain in certain part of chest. Infection: Bronchitis causing muscle pull from repeated coughing lead to localized chest pain Trauma: Fall or injury to can cause pain while pressing or coughing to a localized area ...Read more
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