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Postpartum Rib Cage Pains
Check with ob-gyn: Your obstetrician is the person to evaluate this lump. After birth, you could have soft tissue issues from your abdomen, your uterus or other structures in that area. ...Read more
30yo f 2wk hx, 45bpm resting, 60-70 normal, chest pain under right rib cage & sternum, improves on exertion & BPM to 100+ 3 mo postpartum, differential?
Sounds benign: Have you seen your doctor about this? You should. If your heart rate doesn't stay below 40 for minutes at a time, shouldn't cause any symptoms. The chest discomfort doesn't sound cardiac. The fact that heart rate increases normally with activity is a good sign. Discuss the possible need for a holter monitor with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal to have sharp pains under rib cage after appendectomy and nothing seems to ease the pain?
Sub phrenic abcess:
Consult your surgeon
I have really bad pains on my right side just under my rib cage I thought it was gas but there definitely isn't it?
Right abdominal pain: Right upper abdominal pain can have many etiologies. Anatomically, this is the location of the liver, gallbladder, part of the pancreas and part of the colon. This area is also adjacent to the diaphragm and lower lung. Abnormality within this area has broad possibilities. Best to be examined by a physician to determine what, if any, diagnostic tests may be needed. ...Read more
My child is hurting with sharp pains in the lower part of her rib cage, with vomiting, what could possibly be going on?
I had a couple drinks the other night and caused severe pains under my rib cage. On omeprazole 40mg. This has happened twice?
This could well be pain from gastritis/the stomach, but alcohol can also affect the pancreas. The gallbladder is also near the rib cage on the right side - it could be any of these.
An exam and blood work would perhaps provide some help sorting this out, especially if done when you have the pain. ...Read more
Having problems on the left side under rib cage. Hurts when I breathe and when I lean forward. Pains have been going in and out?
My entire rib cage feels sore when I press on it and sometimes I get dull to sharp pains when I am not touching. I don't exercise often.
Rib cage pain: You MAY have a broken rib or something else. Please see your doc. He/she will help you figure it out. Exercising program may need changing but your doc will help you sort that out. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I sometimes get pains in my chest at the bottom of my rib cage, this sends pain through my back and to my head which turns into migraines.
Over the past 3 months, I've been having chest pains. On my left rib cage, upper left chest, and lower left chest. No one seems to know why.?
Causes of chest pain:
Chest pain. Pleuritic chest pain, costochondritis, esophageal chest pain, musculoskeletal chest pain, myocardial ischemia, acute cholecystitis
acute pericarditis, aortic dissection
gastroesophageal reflux disease
have they study all of this? ...Read more
I have this pain in my upper left abdominal area, right below my rib cage, the pain has been randomly going from dull to sharp pains. What is it?
I get these sharp pains just above my rib cage. They last anywhere from 5-10 minutes and I can't breathe normally when it happens. What is going on?
Pain above rib cage: Pain above rib cage can be due to many factors. What is your age? Where exactly is the pain. Consult with us to help you beter. If you are older than 65, we worry about angina or heart attack depending on your medical health/history. If you are young, the most common causes are: GI issues/gas, musculoskeletal pain, infection/pneumonia, heart issues, referred pain from another source. ...Read more
Intermittent sharp pains under left rib cage. Spleen? Enlarged? Not sure what to do about it. I have had heavy ETOH past. Haven't drank in couple months
Needs exam: With the history you provided you need to be seen and examined, probably an ultrasound of your abdomen is warranted after being seen, good luck ...Read more
I have pains at the back of my rib cage but under my shoulder blade it's painfull when I breath in and out and when I move what could it be? Nicola
I'm having sharp pains just under the lower part of my right rib cage. It has woke me up in the middle of the night and hurts also when I take deep breaths. Should this concern me?
It may be irritation due to your peptic ulcer disease. It may also be related to your gallbladder.
Best place to start is at your doctor's office. If he/she finds any abdominal tenderness, you might need an ultrasound or an x-ray.
In the end, it may also be a pulled muscle. It is hard to say with the limited information. ...Read more
Tightness c/w muscle: contraction, which (if enough & sustained) can become painful. All our muscles (heart muscle more so; especially inner walls nearest chambers) ↓ blood flow during contraction. The contraction pressure opposes & ↓es blood flow into muscles via arteries & capillaries while ↑es flow outward into the veins. Thus sustained contractions induces ischemia & (if long enough) contractions become painful. ...Read more
With no other info -:
Available, its difficult to say what's happening,
see your pcp to be evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more
Muscle strain?: I would have it looked at asap you may have a pulled or strained muscle, or even a torn muscle, possible broken rib, get it looked at to determine what it is and the best course of treatment. ...Read more
LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My left side between the hip and rib cage has sharp radiating pains that will not stop. What could it be?
Muscle strain: There are a group, of muscles that run from the spine to rare the hip and connect to the hop region. These can be strained by twisting, especially while lifting. A doc eval is best to rule out kidney disease or other spine irritation ...Read more
I will randomly get very sharp stabbing pains under my right rib cage, I literally can't move when it happens, what is this?
Need exam: Pain in that area can come from your lungs, the lining of your lung or organs in your abdomen. A doctor needs to examine you and ask you questions to know. ...Read more
For about 2 weeks dull pain below right rib cage sometimes I get sudden pains feeling like knife stabbing what could this be?
Gall bladder symptom: Right upper quadrant pain can be from gallbladder irritation or possibly an ulcer in a young person. These pains can be dull with exacerbations of discomfort. A visit to your primary care doctor for further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more
Will u please tell me what to do when I have sharp pains on fatty tumor (right now I have pain :'- (the pain is lower left rib cage?
I have been having pains in my left side under my rib cage sometimes there is a burning feeling and it feels like something is going to bust?
See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
I have had back pains for about 3 week but tonight I've had a pain at the right side at the bottom of my rib cage and keep getting chest pains...
See a doctor: Back bain can be due to not only musculo-skeletal issues (strain or injury), but kidney stones and infections. I recommend that you look up kidney infections and stones. Also ectopiic pregnabcy and pelvic disease can cause abdominal or back pain. Was there an injury? Do you have other symptoms such as discomfort on urinating or sexual activity. This could poit to some medical clues. ...Read more
I'm having sharp pains that come and go right under my right rib cage. Whether I'm at rest or doing something. It only last for a few seconds. Help?
I keep having sharp short pains under my left rib cage and sometimes when I eat I makes it worst but also it will get worst if I don't eat. Plz help?
Sharp short pains:
Your pain might be more your stomach or gall bladder rather than muscle or ribs.
Patients with Peptic Ulcer can have pain relieved when their stomach has food in it acts as buffer to an ulcer. When stomach is empty, there is no coating to cover an ulcer.
Gall Bladder is the great mimicker-can cause referred pain to other parts of abdomen or to the back.
Try antacids and avoid fatty, fried foods ...Read more
Its been 3 days and I still have wierd pains in my lower left side below my rib cage, it travels up to my left side of my neck and chest. What is it?
Go see doctor: You must go to the doctor and have an evaluation. Although your young age lowers your heart disease risk, a cardiac cause of this pain has to be ruled out. ...Read more