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Rib Cage Cramps Symptoms
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
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
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
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
Right flank aching, pain below right rib bottom rib, upper abdominal bloating. Could this be a kidney infection?
Upper abdominal pain and discomfort w/ some chest area discomfort, burping, jaw/ear pain, nausea, diarrhea, grumbling stomach. What could symptoms be?
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
I suspect I have gallbladder problems, intermittent pain for 1yr, sharp underneath right shoulder, pain lower right ribs, nausea, stomach cramps, tired?
Sharp chest pain when laying down, episodic, calf cramping, abdominal cramping, difficulty breathing?
Wow: you certainly want to check with your doc. No reason to wait. Good luck ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Experiencing chest pain, palpitations, upper abdominal pain w/distension under right breast, difficilty breathing, chills, lightheaded?
Having sharp pains in my back bottom left. Other systems condtipation cramps diarea bloating vomiting head aches pain in left side stomach by ribs?
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
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
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
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?
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
RUQ pain.: Your clinical picture could be consistent with a gallbladder issue, like biliary colic or cholecystitis. You could also have a duodenal ulcer, pancreatitis or even hepatitis. We’d need some testing at this point to elucidate a cause. Blood testing. Ultrasound of the RUQ. Maybe MRI of the abdomen or MRCP. ...Read more
Severe muscle cramps in side at bottom of rib cage for 3 months. Lasts 30seconds-10minutes. Family history of autoimmune worries me. No aggravating factor?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I have endo/adenomyosis I get painful cramps that always go from my pelvis up to my right rib cage and to my back what can it be. So scared ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Hi for about a week now I have had distention in my upper right abdominal near rib cage.. Pain has been mild to moderate and stomach cramps? What ?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
I have been having cramps on my left side when moving, near rib cage and stomach a few days before the cramp the area was twitching no injury to area?
Diaphragm: It sounds like a diaphrammatic spasm which is likely not serious. ...Read more
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