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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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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