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Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

Depends on cause: depends on age , when started , how, if teenager unlikely heart unless chest pain with exertion, if older , pressure at heart area, radiating down left arm/jaw with exertion , resolves with rest could be heart call 911 to be sure not heart , if pain started at rest still could be heart . if sharp pain localized and tender point at area or associated with trauma or movement unlikely the heart . ...Read more

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Can gas pain cause bloating feel under rib cage?

Can gas pain cause bloating feel under rib cage?

Yes : The feeling of "gas pain". And bloating as you put it can both be associated with various conditions affecting the GI tract. I would encourage you to be seen if you don't improve. Thanks. ...Read more

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Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.

Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.

See you MD: You need to get a complete history and physical, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to evaluate the source of your distress. Perhaps dietary restrictions may be at fault but other more serious causes should be excluded first such as pancreatitis, malabsorption, hepatitis, and/tumors. ...Read more

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Sprained ribs symptoms?

Sprained ribs symptoms?

Pain: Usually symptoms of pain along the site of injury. Would likely need to be seen to make sure you don't have a fracture. ...Read more

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Stomach pains, back and rib pain just ovulated excessive burping?

Stomach pains, back and rib pain just ovulated excessive burping?

As a first: Line i would reduce stomach acid with generic prilosec, zantac (ranitidine) or both. If this helps discomfort, reflux at play. It could be more than one thing but the burping points to reflux. Get that out of the way, you see more clearly the other issues. ...Read more

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Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Pain: Ulcer presentation is usually more than just pain - indigestion, nausea, heartburn, pain with relation to food ingestion. Although, if you are taking Ibuprofen and other nsaids, the chance of ulcer is definitely higher. Stop those. Try zantac (ranitidine) or priosec, see if it helps. ...Read more

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Right flank aching, pain below right rib bottom rib, upper abdominal bloating. Could this be a kidney infection?

Right flank aching, pain below right rib bottom rib, upper abdominal bloating.  Could this be a kidney infection?

Gallbladder : The bloating would point towards an intestinal, gallbladder problem, but this is easily sorted out with an ultrasound, some labs and a urine specimen. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis cause rib cage pain?

Scoliosis: Yes scoliosis can cause rib pain. See an orthopedist if you are in pain. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?

Any number of: conditions can cause these symptoms. Most worrisome is chest pain and jaw/ear pain, which can mean angina or heart attack. More likely is gastroenteritis, but you need to make sure. Get to a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Pain/tenderness on left side rib cage, then brown urine. Diagnosed/treated for rhabdomyolysis a week ago, lingering rib cage pain. Possible cause?

Pain/tenderness on left side rib cage, then brown urine.  Diagnosed/treated for rhabdomyolysis a week ago, lingering rib cage pain.  Possible cause?

If your urine: color is brown, then it is very possible that you may have kidney damage from the rhabdomyolysis and your kidneys have seriously weakened. Brown color in urine may denote bleeding or presence of red blood cells which would be leaked from bloodstream into the urine. This is a potentially serious condition (glomerulonephritis). Please see a healthcare provider or proceed to Emergency Room ASAP. ...Read more

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Am getting stabbing sharp pains under left rib cage followed by back pain and stomach cramps x?

Need to get checked: Cardiac and gastric causes most likely, and these could be serious. Need to go to physican for eval. Stop Ibuprofen right away. ...Read more

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Spine pain, spine cracks relief.. Left side lower rib burning, lots of stomach air. Could back pain be causing rib and stomach issues?

Spine pain, spine cracks relief.. Left side lower rib burning, lots of stomach air. Could back pain be causing rib and stomach issues?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. The ribs may or may not be related with the spine ; the stomach air has no relation to spine. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and worry cause skunk smelling poo, diarrhoea, chronic stomach pain, rib cage pain?

Can anxiety and worry cause skunk smelling poo, diarrhoea, chronic stomach pain, rib cage pain?

Check with your MD: Yes, anxiety can cause a variety of physical symptoms, including vague aches and pains, and occasional diarrhea. But symptoms you describe could also be signs of a serious physical illness. You could have GI illness like spastic colon or Crohn's disease, or pancreatitis, or a tumor. Please see your physician soon for a physical workup and lab tests. If everything checks out OK, treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Having sharp pains in my back bottom left. Other systems condtipation cramps diarea bloating vomiting head aches pain in left side stomach by ribs?

Having sharp pains in my back bottom left. Other systems condtipation cramps diarea bloating vomiting head aches pain in left side stomach by ribs?

Stomachache : Being constipated can cause most of your symptoms but not the weight loss. However, a stomachache in the upper abdomen that shoots to back, weight loss and odd-looking stools may indicate a pancreas problem. Please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Unbearable burning sharp pain right rib cage/ middle upper abdomen, stinky burps, bloating and gas, swollen ankles, diarrhea 3 weeks. No Gull bladder ?

Unbearable burning sharp pain right rib cage/ middle upper abdomen, stinky burps, bloating and gas, swollen ankles, diarrhea 3 weeks. No Gull bladder ?

See your physician: With all your symptoms you should see your physician for a complete exam. Don't waste your time on self diagnosing on the internet, it will just be confusing. ...Read more

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Can gas cause severe pain under right rib cage?

It can: However, the more concerning thing to consider is gallbladder or liver issues. If you are having pain that comes and goes, it may be gas, constipation, or gallbladder stones or early cholecystitis. You'd benefit from having it checked asap as it could lead to more concerning conditions if it is your gallbladder. Any systemic symptoms, fever, chills, abdomen rigid, increased pain, go to er. ...Read more

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I get strange cramps or spasms under my right rib cage that last about 30 seconds. What could be causing this? I have experienced these for years.

I get strange cramps or spasms under my right rib cage that last about 30 seconds. What could be causing this? I have experienced these for years.

UR gallbladder: A long history of right sided upper abdominal pain should make a search for stones in gb mandatory even it is just for such a short time. If the pain occurs during physical activity it is called "stitch" or exercise related transient abdominal pain (ertap). It can be on the right or left side and is a benign condition of unknown origin. ...Read more

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Cramp in chest under rib cage can u advise ?

Cramp in chest under rib cage can u advise

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If not resolved: then a chest xray would be in order. Most of the time, costochondritis or muscle soreness are more common and go away in a couple of days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain/cramp on left rib cage. Could it be something serious? How do you know it's just the rib muscles?

Probably not: Concerning chest pain is exertional pattern short lived random pain at rest is usually a rib muscle spasm chest everytime you walk up hill is concerning. ...Read more

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Hi , been having a strong pain under left rib cage feels like a cramp or pinch only while doing sit-ups or any ab work out?

Muscle: If your pain is exercise related, especially at your age, you have probably sprained an abdominal muscle. Go easy on the ab exercises until your symptoms improve, and try some oral anti-inflammatory meds. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has a pain on her left side in the middle of her rib cage. Says the pain is similar to the cramp like pain you can get after running?

Muscle cramp: Cramps can be caused from exercise, electrolyt imbalance and damage to the muscle. We don't have a great way to treat them but often resolve on own. Potassium can help (bananas) if it doesn't resolve in a few days see a physician. ...Read more

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Left top of rib cage severe cramp after laughing?

Side Stitch?: This sounds like a strain and spasm of the rib or intercostal muscles. ...Read more

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What causes me to get a cramp up high towards my rib cage when i run?

What causes me to get a cramp up high towards my rib cage when i run?

Muscle use/overuse: Many muscles are involved with running and breathing. Muscles cramp when over used and become sore and tender. If this releives when your stop and rest, one would think not a problem. Persistence means one should get checked out. ...Read more

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I have bad cramps after meals, the pain is underneath the rib cage goin to the back. It become worse when I breath in or try to walk?

I have bad cramps after meals, the pain is underneath the rib cage goin to the back. It become worse when I breath in or try to walk?

Could be gallbladder: If the pain is more on the right side of your stomach/lower chest, there is a decent chance it's caused by gallstones in your gallbladder. You should see your primary care provider to get an ultrasound. If the ultrasound shows gallstones, you should be referred to a surgeon for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). ...Read more

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My stomach gets hard under my rib cage in the centre, I feel bloated, have had an actual cramp in my stomach and that hurt and also gassed up?

My stomach gets hard under my rib cage in the centre, I feel bloated, have had an actual cramp in my stomach and that hurt and also gassed up?

Bloated ,cramps: Likely may have gastritis with or without H pylori . May consider trying ranitidine and or prevacid. Would follow up with GI regarding H pylori. Alternatively may be esosinophilic esophagitis, food allergies like gluten soy ,gallbladder or pancreas or even ovarian issues f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and adenomyosis when I get these awful pelvic cramps they radiate to my right rib cage. Is that normal? Should I be worried?

I have endometriosis and adenomyosis when I get these awful pelvic cramps they radiate to my right rib cage. Is that normal? Should I be worried?

Explainable: 33y w. flank pain during "endometriosis cramps". Endometriosis a theoretical disorder absent definitive etiologically proof. I studied about 100 cases; found joint hypermobility in most. IMO, pelvic girdle instability, enhanced by hormone Relaxin, arouses painful pelvic ligament stretch during menstrual cycle in these women. Comp response to ligament strain is painful soft tissue ...Read more

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Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Pain like cramp or stitch in stomach on left side just under rib cage. 1wk ago started after going long trips in van. now occurs more. what's the cause?

Several causes: There could be several potential causes. It could be causes by a muscle strain, costochondritis, spleen, colon, kidney, stomach, or pulmonary. If you are feeling better, it may be more of a strain.If symptoms persist, see a MD. As you where on a long van ride, I would worry about a pulmonary embolism.If your symptoms are associated with any shortness of breath, I would consult your physician ASAP ...Read more

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Am getting stabbing sharp pains under left rib cage followed by back pain and stomach cramps x?

Need to get checked: Cardiac and gastric causes most likely, and these could be serious. Need to go to physican for eval. Stop Ibuprofen right away. ...Read more

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When i go to bed, i turn to sleep on my stomach i get horrible cramps in the rib cage area, i breathe through it and it goes away. What is this?

When i go to bed, i turn to sleep on my stomach i get horrible cramps in the rib cage area, i breathe through it and it goes away.  What is this?

? intercostal nerve: It's possible that a pinching of the nerve running between the ribs occurs with position change. Typically it causes very sharp shooting pain in the rib cage and may worsen with a deep breath. Otherwise i would suspect some sort of muscle spasm that occurs with position change. Have your md check you if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Hi ,I have a ovarian cist 6cm,and have been suffering from mucus in stools sometimes white other times yellow ,cramps behind my lower left rib cage,GN?

Hi ,I have a ovarian cist 6cm,and have been suffering from mucus in stools sometimes white other times yellow ,cramps behind my lower left rib cage,GN?

Unrelated: An ovarian cyst is not likely to be related to changes in your bowel movements. Mucus in stool, and cramps in upper abdomen are common and can be from many different causes - if this continues and is bothering you, talk to a doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Foam rolled and heard a popping sound, now I have pain/cramp under left rib cage with extreme bloating fluid retention. Tender to the touch?

Probable injury: Sounds like you ether strained your rib muscles or fractured your rib. Both can be very painful and associated with swelling. Treatment is the same. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I been having this discomfort in my stomach, cramps, heartburn and I feel like a poking on both side of lower rib cage and on my upper abdomen or stom?

I been having this discomfort in my stomach, cramps, heartburn and I feel like a poking on both side of lower rib cage and on my upper abdomen or stom?

?gastritis: Inflammation of the stomach lining(gastritis) is likely. Follow a bland diet,avoid alcohol and caffeine,take an antacid like mylanta 1/2 hours after meals and at bedtime, and take prilosec daily. If symptoms persist see your physician or a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Peptic ulcer,pancreatic inflammation are other possibilities. ...Read more