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Doctor insights on: Rib Cage Diseases

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I keep having a sharp pain off and on, on the left side of my rib cage what can cause this. I am generally healthy I have an anxiety disorder..?

I keep having a sharp pain off and on, on the left side of my rib cage what can cause this. I am generally healthy I have an anxiety disorder..?

Get it checked: Your mention of an anxiety disorder suggests you might be wondering if your pain is anxiety related. It COULD be. But, the first order of business is to get it checked out by a physician. Some people with anxieties are hyper attuned to sensations in their bodies, including aches and pains. If your physician doesn't find anything it might be helpful to talk with a psychologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a small lump just below the rib cage precisely center-leftcorner. I am 42 -male. No obesity,no previous diseases. what could be the sign?which

I have a small lump just below the rib cage precisely center-leftcorner. I am 42 -male.
No obesity,no previous diseases. what could be the sign?which

Go to a doctor: It is not possible to know what the cause is from your description. Is it hard, soft, fixed or mobile? It can be anything from a benign growth to a malignant tumor. Go to a doctor to find out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe rib cage pain. I have mutiple level disc disease greatest at c5,6, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and other conditions. I a?

I am experiencing severe rib cage pain. I have mutiple level disc disease greatest at c5,6, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and other conditions.  I a?

Rib cage pain: You probably have osteoporosis as well. It would be beneficial to get an xray series of the ribs and visit a doctor to evaluate for muscle strain. We need to rule out an osteoporotic fracture as well! ...Read more

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22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

22 yo f in good health experiencing mild pains on right lower rib cage. Pain in right back when running. Kidney disease or liver cancer likely?

Q 4 Physiatry, Sport: A healthy runner would be unlikely to have a major illness. Hence if i saw someone in my college town practice who was 22, i would refer her to orthopedic surgery or sports medicine clinic for initial evaluation. I would not drop things there, however. I would communicate with all of the consultants, look at ehrs, speak with the patient about changes and continue to refer to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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Spasm under left rib cage?

Yes: That can happen. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. The muscle can spasm and cause pain that is sometimes hard to diagnose. Breathing and stretching exercises can help. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Potential causes can include pain at the rib bone/ cartilage junction (costochondritis), a thoracic radiculopathy, pleurisy, or from an organ just under the rib such as the liver, lung, gall bladder, stomach, etc. don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What causes the rib cage to grow?

What causes the rib cage to grow?

Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within. ...Read more