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I experience nausea and severe pain under my left rib cage radiating to my back.

I experience nausea and severe pain under my left rib cage radiating to my back.

Get seen: By the gravity of your questiion, you must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Today i just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?

Today i just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?

Need to see your doc: Only a doctor's examination can clarify what it is. Any lump, if it is new and it is real, means something is wrong. It can be an infection(skin) or it could be something else. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Stretch your muscles
10 Min, Daily, forever
Breathe into the area of pain
Once
Visualize the area in spasm relaxing
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Take supplements that support your joints
Daily
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I been having this terrible pain in my rib cage & a bit under it for months. Its very painful to take deep breaths & the pain moves from left to right?

I been having this terrible pain in my rib cage & a bit under it for months. Its very painful to take deep breaths & the pain moves from left to right?

Strain/sprain: Probably is an injury to the rib cage and the muscles involved with respiration. Stretching area may help. See an osteopathic physician. Who does manual treatments or a physical therapist. Alleve may give temporay relief as well. ...Read more

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I have a visible bulge under my left rib cage. It's not painful, but obnoxious. It pops when i push on it. Any ideas?

I have a visible bulge under my left rib cage. It's not painful, but obnoxious. It pops when i push on it. Any ideas?

Possibly a: Floating rib or abdominal wall hernia. Difficult to say for sure. Have a surgeon look at it, because it sounds like a mechanical problem rather than an internal organ problem. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Left rib cage swollen and painful, clean xray, ultrasound, and ct. What to do now?

Left rib cage swollen and painful, clean xray, ultrasound, and ct. What to do now?

Musculoskeletal : Rib cage pain can be due to problems in any of the building blocks of that structure. Negative imaging of the bony elements is reassuring however a good clinical exam performed correctly should help to further narrow down a possible cause. If this is a nerve or muscle issue further imaging may not be helpful although your doc may consider an MRI or bone scan. A trial of therapy may be indicated. ...Read more

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I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

I feel a lump on my left hand side above my rib cage & very painful what is it?

Limited information: With this ltd.Inform. It is difficult to tell. Need to know how long you came to notice, was there any trauma, any similar swellings anywhereelse. If it is in the underarm a potential lymphnode /infected hair follicle , commonly called boil (furuncle) is there. Is there any pus coming from it.Any fever. If it is an elarged lymphnodeneed to r/o inflammation vs cancer add more ino., can answer better. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Get evaluated by a spine specialist
Once
Walk regularly
30 Min, 3x week, forever
Avoid smoking
Once
Perform gentle back exercises (examples at www.TheRehabZone.com)
20 Min, 3x week, forever
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Please help! i'm having painful hard lump below my rib cage on the left?

Painful hard lump: Dear riana, the possible causes of a 'painful hard lump' includes everything from an abcess (a boil) to sebaceous cyst to hematoma, and even benign lipomas, which can sometimes become uncomfortable. Fortunately for you, most physicians, including your pcp, will typically be able to quickly tell you what it is, and help treat you - if any treatment is actually necessary. So go to your pcp asap. ...Read more

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