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Pain On Right Side Of Sternum
Could be gallbladder: While there are many things, including muscle spasm or inflammation if the cartilage of the rib cage, gallbladder pain is typically in this location, and classically is worse 39-45' after meals, particularly with fatty foods. May be associated with nausea. See your doctor to check it out. ...Read more
Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the location, the type of pain, lab tests, x-rays and, of course, examine the patient. There are lots of other possibilities as well. If pain gets worse or does not just go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Rule out appendix: Any pain in the lower right side needs evaluation. This is the area of the appendix and can be an emergency. Remember though, most cases of right lower pain will not end up being appendicitis. See you doctor soon for evaluation. If you have fever, nausea or vomitting then this needs to be evaluated in an er now. ...Read more
The number one : Possibility is gallbladder issues in that area. ...Read more
Need more Info: Anatomy (what is there) dictates what might be the problem. Jaw bone? Teeth? Muscles? Tmj? Gland? How long ago did it start? Previous trauma? Swelling? Infection? If it doesn't go away and bothers you, go see a doctor. ...Read more
Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now,no injury?
?referred pain: The spleen, intestines, part of the stomach and base of the left lung all can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen and the discomfort may cause referred pain to the left shoulder area. Since your symptoms are persistent,I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and any appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. If you have on-going pain, make sure to get it evaluated medically. Severe abdominal pain = er. ...Read more
Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it could be gas. Drinking hot(not boiling) water helps break down the gas and enables it to be passed rectally. Forcing your self to belch only causes more gas buildup. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. If symptoms persist see MD ...Read more
Abdominal pain: Right side pain under the ribs is usually gallbladder related- because of stones or a blockage of the gallbladder, or poor function. Gallbladder pain many times also causes radiation of pain into the back on the right side. Pneumonia can also occasionally give you pain under the ribs. If it continues suggest calling your physician. ...Read more
There's not enough: info here to answer the question you didn't actually ask. Unless it's severe & incapacitating (in which case you need to SEE a doctor), you can set up a virtual consult with one of our doctors (I prefer the full audiovisual consult) and thru a dialog, we might be able to help you. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?
Nonspecific: Migrating pain could represent excess gas moving through the intestines, or if associated with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting could represent an intestinal infection. Could also be muscle pain if you've been doing abdominal work outs. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if it's that bad. Hope this helps! ...Read more
On/off pain on right side of sternum. A week ago I vomited a lot. I've had the discomfort since. Had bell's on the same side very recent. ?
Consider being seen: If your still having pain a week after a lot of vomiting, I may worry about an esophageal tear. It's not common, but does happen. It is common to have pain in the upper abdomen and lower chest with or shortly after retching, but it shouldn't last a week. The Bells is probably unrelated. ...Read more
?costochondritis: The cause of the discomfort could be costochondritis(an inflammation of the joint between the rib and sternum) or due to problems with the gall bladder, liver, rib cage or simply a muscle injury or inflammation. I feel that your physician should examine him and order the appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment. In the meantime he could try applying heat, rubbing liniment and ibuprofen(with food). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the pain in my right-side sternum and shoulder blade? Never goes away and feels like a knife right through.
Gallbladder?: it could be muscular, but if you still have gallbladder have that checked out ...Read more
I have pain in right side of chest, sternum, feel it when i sneeze and when i wake in the morning for almost a year. Had 2 kegs normal us of ab/pel?
Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help injuries that are not fractures. ...Read more
What would cause a sudden burst of pain along the right side of the sternum and the inside of the breast while reaching forward?Deep pain for 5 secs.
Chest pain: This could be from a muscle strain especially if it was very brief and resolved. There might be some residual tenderness which persists especially with movement. If there was no difficulty breathing, no weakness, no sweating or other symptoms and you are back to normal than discuss the episode with your doctor. ...Read more
1/2 year ago sudden extreme pain right side of lung near sternum big as marble, since then pain after smoking, bending over,deep breathing. Dry cough?
After doing many pushups, my 16 year old son feels pain on the upper right side of his sternum. Physical conditioning is excellent. Costochondritis?
Soreness: Muscle/tendon soreness at insertion on pectoralis muscles. He's fine. Don't take anything for it (will only establish symptom-pill pattern he'll continue as adult). Don't do pushups until soreness is gone. ...Read more
Have I popping sensation when i push on just below my right side of sternum and ribs meet. underneath i have pain sometime when push/pulling?
There is: CARTILAGE there ...a part of the JOINT that exists between your sternum and the front part of your ribs!! This is the same as "cracking" your KNUCKES! STOP IT! you can irritate these joints and THAT causes a condition known as COSTOCHONDRITIS and THAT HURTS when you push/pull!!!! Hope this helps!] DR Z ...Read more
What causes a 5 second deep pain in the chest Between breasts on the left side of sternum?Moments later same pain on right side.Passed stress test.
Last night 1 stabbing chest pain in sternum from breastline straight up.Today pain on right side above breast.PCP says heart ok.See cardiologist?HELP!
Found lump on right side of sternum, behind breast tissue. More pronounced when right arm is raised straight up. Spot aches. Should i see gyne or pcp?
4 days of intermittent stabbing chest pains. On right side of sternum, sometimes left. Sometimes in my throat. No SOB. Went to dr, they gave me nexium (esomeprazole). No EKG. No chest X-ray (Do I need one?)
Doesnt happen often but ive had 4 charlie horselike spasms on the right side of my sternum. Possible hernia? I'm 32 and good health usually.
The right side of my sternum is larger than the left. Feels like cartilidge. Starts at top and ends near middle. Is this normal?
Painless fluttering directly under sternum, not to any 1 side. Random but frequent. Never happened previous to this morning. What could it be?
I lay down I get a severe achy pain in middle of chest right below sternum. Worse if I lay on my sides. Hurts all the way to my vocal chords?
Pain: Two options: 1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. or 2: Call your primary doctor's office now and see how quickly you can be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
Side sleeper...pain to left of sternum upon waking...chrio. adjustments 2x/week...yoga daily...still happens...seekingpossible causes and/or solutions?
For last 2 yrs i feel pain near sternum around 3rd rib on the right side while shruging shoulders, bending forward, laying on that side. What can it be?
Cartilage: It sounds like the cartilage where the rib connects to the sternum is irritated. It's called costochondritis. It's common and sometimes responds to Ibuprofen and rest. So find a comfortable position. The less you aggravate it the faster it is liable to heal. As always, if it gets worse or fails to resolve see a medical practitioner. ...Read more
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