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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Akward feeling of pressure under right rib cage. No pain just pressure. Feels like pressing against other organs. What could this be? Help!

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

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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?

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

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Uncomfortable Pressure under right rib cage like something is pushing. Is it my gallstone?

Uncomfortable Pressure under right rib cage like something is pushing. Is it my gallstone?

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

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I am sometimes woken up by tightening and squeezing pressure under my rib cage and around my whole body, with shortness of breath?

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

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Is feeling pressure under the rib cage possibly caused by an abdominal hernia?

Is feeling pressure under the rib cage possibly caused by an  abdominal hernia?

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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?

Heart?: When to get chest pain, first we have to make sure it's not your heart. So if pain is bad, make sure to contact your doctor ASAP. Other causes are heartburn and gallbladder disease potentially can present this way. ...Read more

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Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?

Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?

Gall bladder?: Pain under the right ribs is usually gall bladder or liver. Does eating seem to worsen the pain at all? Certain types of foods make it worse? Any reason to suspect enlarged liver such as obesity or heavy alcohol use? I would see your doctor for a check on this ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Body organs under rib cage ?

Body organs under rib cage 

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Organs under the rib: The main organs inder the ribs are the lungs, liver, spleen and partially in the back the kidneys ...Read more

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Bubble under rib cage, should I be concerned?

Bubble under rib cage, should I be concerned?

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