Top 20 Doctor insights on: Red spots on rib cage symptoms

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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