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Pressure Under Rib Cage
Been having. Slight pressure under rib cage near heart n now n then I feel pain in right arm like nerve pain should I be concerned?
Need exam: I would recommend that exam be done in a hospital. I wouldn't delay, especially if you smoke, have a family history of heart disease, are overweight... Consider chewing two aspirins now and go get cleared. Better safe and wrong than sorry. I don't get the overwhelming impression it is your heart. But no way to be sure. Go by ambulance best. And tell someone near you. ...Read more
Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?
Chest/abd pain: Could be reflux, elevate head of bed, consider ranitidine one a day or previcid or both or may be gas or just nerve irritation. Or could you have herniated a disc when cracking back? . Do you have pain with deep breath? On BCP or smoke? Then may be clots and go to urgent care /ER check d-dimer. Due to concern of clot, herniation and limited info f/u with doc urgent care today. ...Read more
Thank you...I have shortness of breathe a lot, severe pressure in chest under rib cage going around to my back, and dizziness and light headiness.
Chest pain: While it is not possible to make a diagnosis or give specific advice in these little text boxes, in general we take chest pressure seriously, and when it is associated with shortness of breath and dizziness it is especially concerning. You should see a doctor right away; if you have symptoms now, call emergency services (911) and get to a hospital. ...Read more
Akward feeling of pressure under right rib cage. No pain just pressure. Feels like pressing against other organs. What could this be? Help!
Get an ultrasound: More information is necessary to make an accurate diagnosis. Does it happen after eating or eating certain kinds of food? Does it radiate to your back? Gall stones should be ruled out with a simple ultrasound test. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Have extreme pain only when I put pressure under my rib cage on both sides in my lower back. It's a very small area on both sides?
Low back: Tenderness of the low back could come from lumbar muscles, vertebra, or kidney/ureteral origin. If your symptoms persist or worsen see your physician for evaluation and he/she will order the appropriate tests and, if necessary, refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
Possibly: If this worsens or recurs following fatty meals, it's likely GB disease, but this needs to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I am sometimes woken up by tightening and squeezing pressure under my rib cage and around my whole body, with shortness of breath?
Symptoms: There are multiple possible causes for what you describe. The best course would be to see your doctor and be evaluated. Suggesting specific possibilities here without information won't be productive for you. ...Read more
Almost daily right side mid abdomen pain like contractions. Ct scan blood work sonogram showed nothing. Pressure on back under rib cage eases pain.
Possible, but...: Anything is possible, but usually only large abdominal or hiatal hernias cause symptoms in chest wall. You doctor should be able to help. ...Read more
Experiencing pain/pressure under left rib cage and has had bowel movements which were all mucus. Had blood work at urgent care and all #s normal.
For a while now when I sit I feel a pressure under my right rib cage. And when laying down on my right side I have trouble breathing and can't lay on?
Get checked: This can be a variety of issues from simple gas in the colon flexure to something pressing under your diaphragm. I don't want to alarm you but since you mentio9ned its hard to breathe it makes me wonder if you lung capacity is diminished on that side. See you doctor a chest xray and possible mri or ct would make the diagnosis easier but see someone. ...Read more
I started feeling pressure under my left rib cage into my back. It quickly turned to pain & is moving across my diaphragm to the right side. Any ideas?
Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?
I have been having pressure under my right side rib cage off and on for about 3 months. Now, I am constipated as well. Ast 4 pts high.?
Need further work: If the liver is inflammed the liver enzymes need to be followed, you need an ultrasound and other tests sooner rather than later. ...Read more
I have a ball of pressure tucked under my left rib cage. It becomes more obvious if I breathe deeply or bend. Could this be an issue of bad posture?
Possibly. Kindly get: Yourself checked by your pcp so true reason for your symptoms could be determined and you treated, be safe. ...Read more
Feel constant 'gurgling' in right side under rib cage and pressure there - CT w/ contrast and ultrasound showed nothing?
Bowel sounds: Likely represents fluid and air and/or solid material going through the intestinal tract, and is not dangerous. The intestinal tract is very complicated, and can be quite different among individuals in terms of reaction to various foods and environmental exposure. AT age 58, you should have already had a screening colonoscopy, and if this is fine, along with a normal ct and ultrasound, you're ok. ...Read more
I have pressure under my front left rib cage at the bottom. Bad heartburn. When I eat or drink I feel very fatigued almost like I am going to pass out?
I got a hida scan of my gallbladder done which reported anef of 12%. The abd ultrasound reported no gallstones. Is the chronic burping and pressure (poking) under my right rib cage caused by the ef?
Probably yes: A normal gallbladder ejection fraction on a hida scan should be more than 40%. At 12%, this means that you have a dyskinesia of your gallbladder which can give the type of symptoms you are reporting. You should consult your doctor and discuss the possibility of surgically removing your gallbladder, even if there are no gallstones, especially if all other tests are normal. Good luck. ...Read more
Take simethecone OTC:
Try simethecone- e.g., Mylicon or Gas EX.
If symptoms are not improving, you should consult your local physician, as there are many things that could cause this symptom ...Read more
Liver and lung: Liver is just below the ribs and lung is directly beneath the ribs. ...Read more
Twinges: Need more clarity. A twinge may be a muscle pull, gas, pulmonary, or cardiac origin. ...Read more
Unknown: It cld be due to your heart lungs stomach gb liver etc. See your doctor for a complete hx and physical exam. ...Read more
Strain?: Did you lift or strain? This can cause rib/side pains. Are you coughing or short of breath? Think of bronchitis or pneumonia. Are you having nausea, stomach pain or upper back pain? Could be gallbladder. As you can see, there are many possible causes. Use moist heat on the area and take Advil or Tylenol, (acetaminophen) if no better in a couple of days or symptoms worsen, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Costovertebral pain: Pain in the costobertebral angle area, which is the area you describe, may have various causes and is commonly associated with conditions involving the kidney. See your provider who should be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain. ...Read more
Catamenial pneumotho: While the association between menstrual periods and chest pain is more usually coincidental, catamenial pneumothorax needs to be ruled out. Would recommend to talk to your doctor, and if necessary a pulmonologist. Catamenial pneumothorax is still a rare condition and in your case anxiety associated with menstruation might also be possible. ...Read more
I have been experiencing pain on my left side under rib cage area. What could it possibly be linked to?
Multiple things: Many things can cause discomfort under your rib cage. Questions such as what is the characteristic of the pain and what makes it better may help your physician arrive at a diagnosis. See a doctor if you are concerned about this discomfort. ...Read more