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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
Had this weird pulling or pushing sensation left rib cage area had must be coming upto a year now. It's so annoying. Goes away if I touch it
If U R thin, U may--: -B feeling the air in the colon at the splenic flexure, this going away with touch is the air actually being scooted out of the way by Ur hand. What U R feeling is stool & air as the peristaltic action of the colon. @ times it may gurgle or similar noise as it turns the corner. ...Read more
Pain on right side of back directly below rib cage. Occurs when i press horizontally across that area & sometimes when i lay on my right side. Causes?
Right sided pain: The pain can either be due to gall bladder disease or your liver. ...Read more
With no other info -: Available, its difficult to say what's happening, see your pcp to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: It is hard to guess what if anything is wrong from the few clues you gave. The list of possibilities is as little as bruise to as severe as abscess, pneumonia, pancreatitis, heart attack or cancer.... Though all unlikely if your symptoms are gone. If you are still having unexpected or unexplained symptoms you should go ahead and seek medical care. I'm sorry you're feeling bad, good luck. ...Read more
I have been experiencing pain on my left side under rib cage area. What could it possibly be linked to?
Multiple things: Many things can cause discomfort under your rib cage. Questions such as what is the characteristic of the pain and what makes it better may help your physician arrive at a diagnosis. See a doctor if you are concerned about this discomfort. ...Read more
Something moves under my right rib cage, it's does not hurt but annoying, it moves to my right side and right area of my back?
Pain and visual swelling of the leftside rib cage area with no injury? Comes and goes. Can last from 1week to a month at a time.
It depends: Sounds like costochondritis. Costochondritis is inflammation at he junction between the ribs and sternum. There can be localized chest wall pain and tenderness on the front of the rib cage. Costochondritis is a relatively harmless condition and usually goes away without treatment. The cause is usually unknown. Costochondritis affects females more often than males (70% versus 30%). ...Read more
I have right sided fullness under my rib cage. If i press down in that area, i get temp relief. It feels like something is stretching. Ideas?
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
I had swollen areas of about a few inches in diameter on both sides of my back, just below where my rib cage ends but on the back. What could that be?
Hard to say: There are a lot of natural muscle insertion points in the area that you describe. This may be what your are feeling. However, if this "swelling" has increased or if it is painful or red, then you might want to get it evaluated. Also, is this related to any injury to the back? ...Read more
I am 26 years old male and from last few weeks suffering from sharp stabbing pains from my center rib cage area whenever i try to stretch or bend over?
Muscle attachments: Most common pain is muscle attachments and the joint between your ribs and the sternum. ...Read more
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