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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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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?

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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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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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 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