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Pain Under Middle Rib Cage
Sudden intense pain under rib cage. Middle to right side. Comes on suddenly and always when lying down?
Right upper quadrant: The symptom you're describing localizes the process involved to either the right upper abdominal quadrant or the right lower lung. As far as the abdomen, this could be gallbladder, liver, biliary ductal system or pancreas. As far as the lung, could be pneumonia with the appropriate respiratory symptoms. With a rash, could be shingles. Need a work-up...soon. ...Read more
Spasm started in right middle back then spread to my side now in the front right side under rib cage. I can't move without pain?
You need to be seen: Without more info it's not possible to determine what is causing your pain or how serious it is but the differential diagnosis (a list of every diagnosis that could cause your symptoms) includes gall stones, kidney stones, ectopic pregnancy, & pneumonia, all potentially serious problems that need to be ruled out sooner rather than later. If its muscle strain or indigestion you can sigh with relief ...Read more
Last night around 8:30 p.m. I started having a nagging pain in the middle of my back toward my right side and under right rib cage. What is this?
My husband is experiencing pain in the middle of the chest under the rib cage, his motion is also not getting cleared, what can be the cause?
Rule out cardiac/GI: That pain in the middle of the chest needs to be further evaluated by his doctor. The heart resides there as well as the esophagus, and stomach. So you want to make sure that it's not something critical, or find out if it's something minor. That's best done through physical examination with a stethoscope to do auscultation, and percussion, and palpation. Most doctors have an ekg. ...Read more
I have sever pain under sternum of rib cage that has now gone round to the middle of by back, it's now day 2 of this, thoughts?
Have pain in middle of rib cage when i press down. Pain extends to under right rib cage but not left. Chronic constipation and lately loud growling ?
The splenic flexure-: -of the colon is on the left side under the ri the cage. The noise U hear is air passing your constipated stool & is normal. When your push on the mid or left side you are purchasing stool & air along, and this dilates the colon & that dilates the bowel wzll & this is very sensitive to pressure, so you feel pain, also a deep breath does the same thing. Add fiber & drink lots of water. This helps. ...Read more
I have pain right under my rib cage in the middle, i cant eat hardly, I have lost 12 pounds i am pooping black tarry. What can I do to fix this?
Go to doctor: What you describe sounds like it could be an ulcer or gastrointestinal bleed. Black Tarry stools can be from blood or bleeding in your stomach. You need to go seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when i take a deep breath, what could this be?
Pleurisy: Sounds like it could be pleurisy. If you don't have a rash on your skin that looks like blisters (which would be shingles), this is likely an inflammation of the lining of your lungs. Ibuprofen (if ok with your system) is the treatment of choice. Other possibilities are a pulled ribcage muscle - if that's the case, Ibuprofen is still the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have, it feels like my stomach wants to growl but it wont, pain in the middle of my abdomen right under the opening of the front of my rib cage.
Stomach pain: 19 F with aching stomach wants to growl but can't. .Suspect gas. Try drinking a coke and belching. It that does not work then try milk. If that does not help then try TUMS. If that does not help see your health care team. Review what you have eaten recently. Ask if anyone who ate with you has same problem. ...Read more
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