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I have white spots on the right side of my rib cage and it is quite red but the other side is fine?

I have white spots on the right side of my rib cage and it is quite red but the other side is fine?

Several things: Unfortunately with skin conditions, it is always best for us to see and feel the lesions to help make a proper diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for an appropriate evaluation. Could try posting picture of the spots, that may give a little more info to us. But really, best is to see your doctor. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy?

At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy?

Depends: Unlike solid tumor, there is differet stage, leukemia is usually disseminated disease at diagnosis. For someone without history of leukemia, rash usually is not caused by leukemia (although occasionally leukemia can present this way). For someone with confirmed diagnosis of leukemia, rash could be symptoms of leukemia, or infection, or medication reaction. Check with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Woke up and noticed a patch of brown spots on the left side of my torso. Right around the rib cage.

Woke up and noticed a patch of brown spots on the left side of my torso. Right around the rib cage.

Many causes: Pigmented lesions can have many causes from chemical irritation, infection, inflammatory or immune mediated changes. The information provided is very limited. If the lesions don't go away in a week or two it might be worth seeking professional help. ...Read more

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I have a intermittent pain under my left rib cage for over a month. It's brief, few seconds, sharp and stinging but not painful really. Same spot?

I have a intermittent pain under my left rib cage for over a month. It's brief, few seconds, sharp and stinging but not painful really. Same spot?

Gas can get trapped: Gas can get trapped under diaphragm causing sharp intermittent pain. Other possibilities might be splenic enlargement from some cause, or inflammation around the lung. It would be helpful to document any relationship to eating or your activity level. ...Read more

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I feel a hard bony spot on the edge of my rib cage on my side near my back. I don't feel it on my left. Is it something I should get checked out?

I feel a hard bony spot on the edge of my rib cage on my side near my back. I don't feel it on my left. Is it something I should get checked out?

Check it out: If you have had an injury there in the past it may be calcification or scar tissue. Otherwise, you probably should have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have intense pain in the area underneath my lower right rib cage wrapping around to the back same spot?

I have intense pain in the area underneath my lower right rib cage wrapping around to the back same spot?

Not interpretable: You have not mentioned the duration of symptoms. Shingles can present like this before rashes appear. Referred pain from the spine or a pinched nerve in the back or rib cage can also cause such pain. You need to see your pcp urgently. ...Read more

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I have pain below my left rib cage. If I sit in the same spot for a long time it will stiffen up and it's hard to breath also?

I have pain below my left rib cage. If I sit in the same spot for a long time it will stiffen up and it's hard to breath also?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is a begnin condition where there is an inflamation of the rib cartilage which connects to the sternum.
Antiinflamatory medication can be helpful in improving this discomfort. ...Read more

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Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Here is one way to h: One way to handle is to take a couple of tylenols daily. If it is a muscular pain, it will go away. If there is something more serious going on inside in the chest, the pain will get worse. In that case you should go see your PCP and get a Chest X-rays done. This should show your lungs and any problem inside. ...Read more

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Small circular spot. Left side of rib cage. No muscle under skin, skin touches ribcage directly and very loose. Feels like 0% bodyfat there. What's it?

Not sure but best: If you get it x-rayed or CT'd if you are still concerned after a healthcare provider has examined it. Some nodules or lipomas can grow underneath the skin. ...Read more

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Calf pain with no redness or swelling sometimes spreads to thigh and rib cage?

Calf pain with no redness or swelling sometimes spreads to thigh and rib cage?

Calf pain: Does it come on when you walk and stop when you stop. If so then consider intermittent claudication. If smoking stop now. Happy to do 2nd opinion to help. ...Read more

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My rib cage in one spot hurts a lot when I take a deep breath and pain on movement. What could this be?

My rib cage in one spot hurts a lot when I take a deep breath and pain on movement. What could this be?

Rib pain: It could be a subluxed rib or costochondritis. If it is not getting better you should have your pcp evaluate this pain. ...Read more

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Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when I lay down.?

Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when I lay down.?

Abdominal ache: You are describing the area over your spleen. Ask your doc to examine you carefully. There are myriad causes for an enlarged spleen, unfortunately none of them good. Get it checked out soon! ...Read more

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I'm get pain in my back just below my rib cage, there is also golf ball size lump in that spot I sneezed about a week ago that's what started it I fel?

Did the lump...: ...Appear when the pain started, or was it there before that? If the pain feels like it is coming from the lump, you could have a ruptured epidermal cyst as suggested; if not, the two could be unrelated. You should let your doctor take a look - pain is your body asking for help. ...Read more

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I've had a pain right below my left breast like under or next to my rib cage. It is only in that one spot. What can it be?

I've had a pain right below my left breast like under or next to my rib cage. It is only in that one spot. What can it be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have sore spot right near bottom of left rib cage. Feels like touching a bruise. It comes and goes. Worse when sitting. Location moves?

I have sore spot right near bottom of left rib cage. Feels like touching a bruise. It comes and goes. Worse when sitting. Location moves?

Costochondritis?: It sounds like it might be costochondritis, which is not serious, but if the pain persists, you should have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

Unlikely related: How long has the spot been there? Does it blanch when pressed? Tender? Numbness on back likely is related to a nerve compression and needs an exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have extreme skin pain/sensitivity on my left rib cage, at times extending around to my back x 2 mos. There are no visible lesions or redness.

I have extreme skin pain/sensitivity on my left rib cage, at times extending around to my back x 2 mos. There are no visible lesions or redness.

PHN: Is this the place you had Shingle? If it is Unilateral (only on one side of the back) most likely Post Herpetic Neuralgia. Can be treated with Topical Capsaicin (OTC) by mouth Antiinflammatory like Advil and Aleve (naproxen). Rx strength Lidocaine Patch may help and in worse case you may need Stronger pain medicine. ...Read more

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Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Find out more: You need to find out more about the benign tumor that you have mentioned on the rib cage. Your doctor should be bale to guide you further, both in terms of pain control and resolve or remove the so called benign tumor if this lesion is felt to be the cause of your pains. ...Read more

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I have had pain on my right side above the hip below the rib cage. A tender spot in the muscle about the size of my thumb. Since wednesday?

I have had pain on my right side above the hip below the rib cage. A tender spot in the muscle about the size of my thumb. Since wednesday?

Pulled muscle: You could have pulled a muscle. When you discuss this with your physician to ask about issues like the intestine, gallbladder, the kidney as other possibilities. But if it's right on the surface I suspect it's the muscle ...Read more

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I have sore spot on L back rib cage. Get spasms there day or night. Goes away after Advil in 1 hour. Began after taking Lipitor (atorvastatin). Tests revealed not?

I have sore spot on L back rib cage. Get spasms there day or night. Goes away after Advil in 1 hour. Began after taking Lipitor (atorvastatin). Tests revealed not?

Check with your Dr: If you were my patient, I would stop the Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 weeks to see if you've got better, and then restarted to see if he got worse. If worse, that clenches that this is a Lipitor (atorvastatin) reaction. Other statins may be fine or perhaps use alternatives such as Berberol, pantethine, Co A, or mixed tocopherols. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Stomach pain/spasm that comes and goes in the same spot, right side between bottom of rib cage and waist.

Stomach pain/spasm that comes and goes in the same spot, right side between bottom of rib cage and waist.

Visit your doctor: If this pain persists another 1 or 2 days, you need to have your doctor examine you. This pain can be due to gall bladder, kidney problems or something going on in your intestines. ...Read more

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I have a lot of red spots on my chest and don't know what they are?

I have a lot of red spots on my chest and don't know what they are?

Angiomas: There are many different types of angiomas. An angioma is a benign growth that consists of small blood vessels. These tumors can be located anywhere on the body. Some of the different types include spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and angiokeratomas. The cause of most types of angiomas is not known. ...Read more

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I will get these red spots around my chest and back any ideas of what it might be?

I will get these red spots around my chest and back any ideas of what it might be?

No: You are describing a possible skin condition so without a picture of the "red spots", there is no way to identify the skin condition or even if there is a problem to begin with. ...Read more

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I have a red little bump on top my left rib cage and itch and a dark cloro around it?

Biopsy: You probably need a biopsy to diagnosis this lesion. See a physician. ...Read more

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I have 4 little green spots on my skin. The biggest one on my chest has red spots throughout it.

See a dermatologist: This sounds weird. Go see a dermatologist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Lower chest pain with red spots in the chest?

Lower chest pain with red spots in the chest?

Shingles: First thing that comes to the mind is shingles. Get it seen by your doc. ...Read more

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Red spots over chest (came up yesterday, could it be where I shaved my chest) not itchy. They don't have heads.?

Shaving: It is possible that the red spots are from the shaving.
When you shave an area it sometimes irritates the hair follicles and they can appear as red areas. This is especially likely to happen in an area that is not shaved regularly. ...Read more

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I have these red spots on my chest and back only and don't really itch. .. There look like there peeling in the middle. .. What can it be?

I have these red spots on my chest and back only and don't really itch. .. There look like there peeling in the middle. .. What can it be?

Skin rash: Skin rashes are difficult to be diagnosed. You might have hives, or tinea versicolor. After a while if they are still there then see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a few red spots on my chest, and now they are turning dark brown and the spots are speeding all over my chest. I am not itching or irritated.?

I have a few red spots on my chest, and now they are turning dark brown and the spots are speeding all over my chest. I am not itching or irritated.?

Many possibilities: If it's symmetrical it likely has an internal cause, such as eczema or a virus. If not symmetrical it more likely has an external cause, such as an allergy to something you have contacted. Try an otc Hydrocortisone cream, and if that does not help see your doctor or a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and more specific treatment. ...Read more

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When I'm nervous, sad or angry I have red spots appearing on my chest and face. After 15 minute they disappear. It's really annoying. What it's? Cure?

When I'm nervous, sad or angry I have red spots appearing on my chest and face. After 15 minute they disappear. It's really annoying. What it's? Cure?

One of the symptoms: Of dysautonomia. The autonomic nervous system dilates and constricts arterioles in the skin. Yours is unstable and since emotions are initiated by that part of the brain there is a vascular relationhip. Dysautonomia can be inherited but the commonest cause is poor diet, particularly the sugary "junk" food and beverages. ...Read more

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Red spots recently appearing on chest and little on stomach. How can I fix?

Red spots recently appearing on chest and little on stomach. How can I fix?

Depends on dx: The treatment or "fix" depends on the dx, for example if they are tiny fungal rashes, then an anti-fungal cream would help, etc. Rashes cannot really be DX over the computer, so it best for you to see a dr. For an evaluation of the area. Best wishes. ...Read more