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I have a terrible pain under my lower right rib cage this becomes unbearable when sitting.It feels like something is be squashed?

I have a terrible pain under my lower right rib cage this becomes unbearable when sitting.It feels like something is be squashed?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have had painful stabbing like pain on the right side of my abdominal. It hurts in random spots from under my rib cage to my pelvis area?

I have had painful stabbing like pain on the right side of my abdominal. It hurts in random spots from under my rib cage to my pelvis area?

See Doctor: Pain like you describe is a concern. Many possibilities from kidney stone to appendicitis. It may be a pulled muscle or gas pain. There is no way to tell without an an exam so i recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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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?

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 burning sensation under my right rib cage. Followed by heartburn. Sometimes it can become painful. I am 27yrs old.

I have a burning sensation under my right rib cage. Followed by heartburn. Sometimes it can become painful. I am  27yrs old.

Gallbladder ? Muscle: If the pain is related always to diet maybe gallbladder. If it is related to movement maybe muscular. See your doc. In the meanwhile, use heat to the area and massage the local rib and muscles. Very painful could be either. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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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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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 Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle.Just appeared today.Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal.Sprain?

Doubt a sprain: Usually if you have a sprain of the rib muscles and tendons it is pretty painful. If this swollen area is not tender when you push on it, i would just watch it and wait, since the x-ray was fine. James n. Dillard, md. ...Read more

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