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Sharp pain in the centre of the chest just under the rib cage?

Sharp pain in the centre of the chest just under the rib cage?

More details?: Chest pain is always of concern although at your age, I would focus more on some muscular sprain. However cardiac disease , reflux disease can also cause chest pain. If the problem persists, see a doctor. This should not be ignored especially if you have a strong family history of heart disease in the family. ...Read more

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Have pain in chest at bottom of sternum and directly behind in the back?

Have pain in chest at bottom of sternum and directly behind in the back?

Chest pain: How old are you? how long do you hurt and what is the severity, quality of the pain, do you have any associated medical problem? with the minimal information you had given there is variety of condition could be considered ranging from benign chondritis, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, pericarditis,pleuritis, severe problem like aortic dissection. Call the consult line to discuss in detail or see your ...Read more

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Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

Pain in middle of stomach and under rib cage?

GERD,ULCer & more.: These r a few common causes, also gastritis, esophageal diverticulum. U need 2 b cn buy a gastroenterologist . 2 avoid serious complications. Get in 4 an evaluation ...Read more

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Chest pain in the middle.?

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Chest pain in the middle.?

Depends on factors: Chest discomfort behind the breastbone can be from many causes. For example, spontaneous, sharp, evanescent chest discomfort with breathing has different implications than effort chest pressure associated with other symptoms. Age and risk factors are important as well. Most prudent to get a formal evaluation to avoid minimizing what may be a more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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Having pain in both upper side of my rib cage in the back?

Having pain in both upper side of my rib cage in the back?

Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, compression fracture or nerve entrapment). Based on age and other risk factors it rarely could be a manifestation of underlying heart or lung disease. Talk to your PCP for a Neck- Thoracic spine X-ray and ECG. ...Read more

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Stomache pains under breast area. In the middle?

Get eval: An exam would be needed to definitively diagnose you. There are many things possible, ..Including but not limited to referred cardiac pain, hiatal hernia, heart burn/gerd, gall bladder disease, etc. Etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain across right rib cage at the back and radiating around to the front. General pain and discomfort across middle abdomen and slight nausea?

Pain across right rib cage at the back and radiating around to the front. General pain and discomfort across middle abdomen and slight nausea?

Have a gallbladder?: Don't know but gallbladder pain can start on the front on the right and go to the back but occasionally from front to back and usually always in the upper middle. It can radiate to the right shoulder and is worse when you are flat, and after eating a fatty meal and taking a deep breath. Constipation can mimic this pain described too. ( round, hard poop, straining ?). ...Read more

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What causes pain under right rib cage in back? The pain is including the ribs.

Long list: Any change in whites of eyes? Dark urine? Can be hepatitis, rib issue, pleurisy.. See a doctor if this is not very short term or getting worse. ...Read more

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Tightness and stabbing pain in my back when inhaling. Located posterior to the sternum in what feels like possibly the mediastinum?

Pleurisy: This pain can be from a variety of illnesses, such as lung infection, acid reflux, etc. You need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.

See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, i would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, i would first recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Sharp pain in the left rib cage under the left breast?

Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more

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What causes a dull ache in ribs just under right breast?Pain sometimes shoots to the center of chest between breasts, or dull ache in xyphoid area.

What causes a dull ache in ribs just under right breast?Pain sometimes shoots to the center of chest between breasts, or dull ache in xyphoid area.

Many things: This could related to a soft tissue injury with referred pain. It could also be related to irritation of one of the intercostal nerves, which can sometimes be related to recurrent chickenpox(so called zoster). It could be lung related inflammation and damage too. To be honest, you'd be best suited to be evaluated in person. If you develop shortness of breath seek a more urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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Can gas cause pain in the upper part of my back and in my rib cage ?

Can gas cause pain in the upper part of my back and in my rib cage ?

Upper back pain/gas: Can be gas/constipation or reflux. Other possibilities , musculoskeletal, myoplasma infection, or depending on whether right or left are gallbladder rarely may be pancreatitic (cyst , pancreatitis) but pain is usually very severe, or spleen if recent severe trauma.At age 35 would check risk factors ( HTN, DM, lipids) for cardiac issues ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp. If you just sustained the injury, depending on the severity, you might even want to go to the er. ...Read more

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Chest pains that move down in the middle of my stomach and heartburn and back pain?

It is unlikely that: a 24yo woman would have significant heart disease and your symptoms are atypical. It is likely that these pains are from your esophagus or stomach. It would be prudent to be evaluated by a health care provider. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more

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I have pains in my abdomen the in the front and back under the ribcage at the bottom. ?

I have pains in my abdomen the in the front and back under the ribcage at the bottom. ?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BE ...Read more

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Causes for intermittent pain in abdomen just below breast bone through to the back and in the left shoulder blade?

Causes for intermittent pain in abdomen just below breast bone through to the back and in the left shoulder blade?

Many: Causes like heart or stomach problems, pancreas or gall bladder problems, esophagus pain, rib pain or vertebral misalignment. See your family doctor for a physical exam and diagnosis. ...Read more