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I've had pain under right breat/top of rib cage for 1 month. Pcp ordered xr's and CT and given pain meds. If I pulled a muscle how long could it last?

I've had pain under right breat/top of rib cage for 1 month. Pcp ordered xr's and CT and given pain meds. If I pulled a muscle how long could it last?

Rib Pain: Different considerations: pulled muscle, usually lasts days or several weeks; rib fracture, bad pain 2-3 months, pain with twisting 6-9 months before gone (speaking from personal experience here); thoracic disc herniation, one sided pain, shooting, worse with bend/twist, usually better 6-18 weeks. Always assume rib/chest pain on left is heart until proven otherwise. May need nerve root injection. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my rib cage tender?

Why is the top of my rib cage tender?

Rib cage pain: Consider costochondritis, sprain, strain, bone contusion as most likely cause. Other causes include cardiac or referred neurogenic pain. ...Read more

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When laying down and I push below my left rib cage I can feel a "pop" It feels like when you push on top of a lid. It goes in and then out. Serious?

When laying down and I push below my left rib cage I can feel a "pop" It feels like when you push on top of a lid. It goes in and then out. Serious?

Happens...: It's typically nothing serious. The connective tissue around the ribs can 'pop' like any other joint. It's kind like popping your finger joints. As long as there's no pain and there are no differences, it's not usually anything to worry about. ...Read more

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What could be with having internal chest pains at the top of my rib cage?

It could be: Coming from heart, lungs or esophagus. There are 100's of causes of chest pain. Get to a doctor go help figure it out. ...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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Clicks and crackles when I pull my shoulder back. What's in between the top of scapula and rib cage? What could cause this?

Clicks and crackles when I pull my shoulder back. What's in between the top of scapula and rib cage? What could cause this?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum. Causes localized chest wall pain and tenderness associated with crackles and clicks you are describing. Similar symptoms occur where the the top of the scapula, (the acromium), and the clavicle connect. ...Read more

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Pain between bottom of right rib cage and 2 inches from top of bellybutton. Been hurting for a few hours. Is that where gallbladder is? Or appendix?

Pain between bottom of right rib cage and 2 inches from top of bellybutton. Been hurting for a few hours. Is that where gallbladder is? Or appendix?

Could be: Both appendix and gallbladder are located right abdomen, gallbladder higher appendix lower. Many things can cause abdominal pain. If does. Not improve within several hours would recommend going to er and having evaluated. ...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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Been having sharp pain on top of my rib cage, just below my armpits. What can it be??

That's often tender: Area normally. The teres major and minor (side muscles of the chest) are normally tender by the ribs, and is not a problem. If your pectoralis major, minor (breast muscles) are tight, these become even more pronounced. Usually, we are not pressing ourselves there much, so it's not noticeable or bothersome. If it's PAINFUL, do see a doctor soon! ...Read more

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What to do if I have swelling under my left pectoral (top of rib cage). What could it be?

What to do if I have swelling under my left pectoral (top of rib cage). What could it be?

Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Need expert help. I am swollen just under my left pectoral top of rib cage what could it be?

Muscle: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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I have a pain at the top of my belly right under the rib cage no appetite it feels like a squeezing sensation?

I have a pain at the top of my belly right under the rib cage no appetite it feels like a squeezing sensation?

Consult a doc: Please see your doctor. It needs examination. It could be your gallbladder, stomach or liver. ...Read more

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I just noticed a lump in between my first and second (from the top) rib cage on the right side. It does hurt, and when I lay down or breath.

See a physician: Feeling a lump is always scary. Often times it is from a benign process. Having said that it is important to see your doctor and have the mass evaluated and possibly imaged to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Pain under my left breast and top of rib cage?

Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious.
Pain there could be from a number of reasons. Take some nsaids and see the response. But you must see your pcp urgently.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of my top left rib cage, below my breast - what could it be?

I have a lump on top of my top left rib cage, below my breast - what could it be?

See doctor: If this has been present for more than a week or getting larger, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have soreness beneath my right breast and in the bottom of the breast as well. The soreness proceeds to the top of my rib cage..

Breast soreness: This can be coming from the breast itself or from the chest wall. I would have your doctor begin a workup including a thorough breast exam, mammogram and US. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the top of my left rib cage under skin. It isn't painful.

Sounds like: This can be many things. Your description is very general. Most likely benign. Could be a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma. Have a doctor examine you.
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I have been having almost constant pain in both sides of chest especially under bottom of rib cage in sternum and down around top part on both sides o?

I have been having almost constant pain in both sides of chest especially under bottom of rib cage in sternum and down around top part on both sides o?

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Any fevers? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Possible causes: gallbladder? Pneumonia? Ge issues? Muscle strain? Kidney? ...Read more

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I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

I'm 23yr female with fam history of cancer and I have a small hard lump with some pain on lower left rib cage that is movable. It goes from on top of rib cage to under bottom of it. Can u please help me?

Sounds Like: It might be an EXOSTOSIS (small bony lump originating in one of your ribs) HOWEVER the only way to be totally re-assured is to visit your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a "look see" and opinion!


Hope this is helpful/Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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When I woke up this morning I had a sharp pain under my right rib cage and at the top of my right shoulder. Idea?

Pleurisy: Pain referred to the shoulder could originate from the diaphragm.
See your doctor & get an chest xray.
Need to consider pneumonia & also clots in the lung (pulmonary emboli). ...Read more

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I have a lipoma in my back on top of rib cage (u/s done) could that have anything to do with the swelling I have in the rib/flank area now?

I have a lipoma in my back on top of rib cage (u/s done) could that have anything to do with the swelling I have in the rib/flank area now?

Lipmoa: Lipoma is a benign fatty lump that occurs under the skin & does not become cancerous. Is the swelling you feel at the same site as the lipoma? A lipoma can feel raised or lumpy and could cause a swelling feeling at the same site as the lipoma itself. ...Read more

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What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

You: You may have injured your head and neck when you hit the top of your head. Sometimes this can cause bleeding in the skull or broken vertebrae in the neck. I would recommend going to emergency room or urgent care to be checked out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Left top of rib cage severe cramp after laughing?

Side Stitch?: This sounds like a strain and spasm of the rib or intercostal muscles. ...Read more

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Sharp pain and discomfort on my top right side of my rib cage below my right breast. Should I be concerned?

Sharp pain and discomfort on my top right side of my rib cage below my right breast. Should I be concerned?

Don't ignore: Although most causes of the type of pain you describe are not serious, in some cases this can represent something serious, like pneumonia or a blood clot. Of course there are signs and symptoms that make these possibilities more concerning, like fever or shortness of breath. A visit to your primary care provider will help to sort this out. High fever or severe difficulty breathing? Er visit. ...Read more

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My 5yrs old daughter complains of pains at the top left hand side of her rib cage. Please what could be the issue? Thank you

My 5yrs old daughter complains of pains at the top left hand side of her rib cage. Please what could be the issue? Thank you

Hard to say: If it is recurrent or persistent she needs to be seen. Common things that can cause that are a pulled muscle or gas trapped in the colon right there where the colon turns downward by the spleen which ids tucked up under the left side of the rib cage. If it concerns you then have her seen. ...Read more

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21 yr female having pain under my left breast near top of rib cage. Hurts to get in/out of bed. What could this be from and anything I can do to help?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

I have swelling under left breast on top of rib cage what could cause it?

Must see doctor: Any breast swelling in the breast or near the breast need clinical examination, possible mammography and other tests including if needed a biopsy. See your doctor with out delay ...Read more

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Baby is breech and it is really painful near my right rib cage/upper part of bump. Have contractions when sitting. Ok to put ice on top of bump?

Baby is breech and it is really painful near my right rib cage/upper part of bump. Have contractions when sitting. Ok to put ice on top of bump?

OB Abdomen Pain: Pain in the right upper quadrant can certainly be positional due to the baby. However, there are other conditions that may cause right upper quadrant pain such as acid reflux, gallbladder disease, or even pre-eclampsia. For position discomfort due to the baby, try resting on the floor on your hands and knees with you abdomen freely hanging. ...Read more

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I have pains in upper abdomen right at top of rib cage, also back ache?

I have pains in upper abdomen right at top of rib cage, also back ache?

Epigastric pain: This area can be the result of stomach issues like ulcer disease, possibly gallbladder issues or other upper abdomen diagnoses. See your primary doctor. He/she will want to know if the pain is related to eating (better or worse), if you significant amounts of alcohol or what the pain is. Is it burning, sharp, does it migrate, how long has the discomfort been going on, etc. See your doctor! ...Read more