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I have extreme skin pain/sensitivity on my left rib cage, at times extending around to my back x 2 mos. There are no visible lesions or redness.

I have extreme skin pain/sensitivity on my left rib cage, at times extending around to my back x 2 mos. There are no visible lesions or redness.

PHN: Is this the place you had Shingle? If it is Unilateral ( only on one side of the back) most likely Post Herpetic Neuralgia. Can be treated with Topical Capsaicin (OTC) by mouth Antiinflammatory like Advil and Aleve (naproxen). Rx strength Lidocaine Patch may help and in worse case you may need Stronger pain medicine. ...Read more

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Tenderness my left under my rib cage?

Tenderness  my left under my rib cage?

Depends: Could be muscle, rib irritation, lungs, or abdominal problems. I would try tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatories, rest and monitor. Maybe heat. See what makes symptoms worse and better. Even if associated with eating. Then see doc if no improvement. ...Read more

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Tenderness and burning under left rib cage?

Tenderness and burning under left rib cage?

Hard to tell: It is difficult to be specific diagnostically when the symptoms are so vague. This could be many different things including musical skeletal, splenic, GI or skin (Shingles). Need more history and perhaps examination to tell but probably not cardiac. I'd recommend a HealthTap video consultation where the history could be augmented or see your primary health care provider for this. ...Read more

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For a few months now I have had uncomfortable pain under my left rib cage, it feels like theres something under it. And tenderness on my left side ?

For a few months now I have had uncomfortable pain under my left rib cage, it feels like theres something under it. And tenderness on my left side ?

Need x ray ?: If Aleve (naproxen) or advil/tylenol has not helped, then you need to be seen by a doctor, may be an xray will give an answer, could be inflammation of your ribs, may be something under the ribs, or in the lung. ...Read more

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Tender on right side when dr presses down under rib cage, tender on left side when dr press down . What could this tenderness be?

Tender on right side when dr presses down under rib cage,  tender on left side when dr press down . What could this tenderness be?

Different causes: Tenderness in the upper abdomen may be due to gall bladder problems, gastritis, peptic ulcer. Pancreatitis or gas entrapment. Your physician who knows your symptoms and test results is the best one to diagnose and advise you. ...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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Hi, I have swelling/tenderness on the right side of my abdomen underneath the rib cage. It hurts when I press on the area and showed up out of the blu?

Hi, I have swelling/tenderness on the right side of my abdomen underneath the rib cage. It hurts when I press on the area and showed up out of the blu?

Need exam: In your age group (21), the first 3 diagnoses I'd consider would be: infectious mononucleosis, cholecystitis, and hepatitis. It may be less serious, but those are the serious causes to be considered and ruled out. Blood work can likely sort it out. Good luck with it. ...Read more

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Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?

Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?

Gall bladder?: Pain under the right ribs is usually gall bladder or liver. Does eating seem to worsen the pain at all? Certain types of foods make it worse? Any reason to suspect enlarged liver such as obesity or heavy alcohol use? I would see your doctor for a check on this ...Read more

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I have a lump on my rib cage that feels like bone, hard like bone, doesnt move at all, lower left side of my rib cage, no pain or tenderness. I'm 19 years old and a male?

I have a lump on my rib cage that feels like bone, hard like bone, doesnt move at all, lower left side of my rib cage, no pain or tenderness. I'm 19 years old and a male?

May be old Fx callus: Fractures can heal with a slight prominence. Since ribs are just below the skin, this prominence or bony overgrowth is often palpable. If there is no history of trauma, the bony mass should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Feeling of fullness under right rib cage and tenderness when pressing on right side below sternum I have a sensation of fullness under the right ribcage and tenderness when i press on the center-to-right part of my abdomen under my sternum. This tendernes

Feeling of fullness under right rib cage and tenderness when pressing on right side below sternum I have a sensation of fullness under the right ribcage and tenderness when i press on the center-to-right part of my abdomen under my sternum. This tendernes

Hello. : Hello. I will try to be as helpful as i can but i can’t diagnose your symptoms. We can go through possible symptoms of problems with the gallbladder or pancreas.
Cholecystitis begins as intermittent pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Overtime the pain worsens and becomes constant. The pain can also be referred to the shoulder blade in the back. It usually increases after eating fatty or greasy foods. Other symptoms can include a mild fever, tenderness or enlargement of the gallbladder, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
Gall stones may cause no symptoms in some people. It can cause cramping pain in the right upper abdominal quadrant and in the upper abdominal midline if a large gallstone obstructs the common bile duct or the cystic duct. This pain can become constant and can also be referred to just below the shoulder blade. This can be accompanied by a fever, nausea, vomiting, light or clay colored feces, and yellow color of the eyes or skin.
There are many different types of diseases of the liver. These can include: hepatitis, too much iron or too much copper deposited in the liver, fatty liver disease and viruses just to skim the surface.
Acute pancreatitis can cause upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back and worsens after eating fatty foods. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal tenderness and swelling. Chronic pancreatitis has similar symptoms and can be accompanied by weight loss and extremely severe pain.
I have only touched the tip of the ice berg. Gastroenterologists are experts in this area and the best place to fine tune this type of diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had some lower back muscle pain on the right side and now I have some tenderness on right side under my rib cage? Any ideas what it could be?

I had some lower back muscle pain on the right side and now I have some tenderness on right side under my rib cage? Any ideas what it could be?

Liver: You are pointing to liver gallbladder and colon area. From simple constipation to, hepatitis, gallstones, colitis.......... Pulled muscle possible. See pmd for clarification. ...Read more

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Tenderness under right rib cage; shortness of breath; constant fatigue; loss of appetite; unintentional weight loss; ?

Tenderness under right rib cage; shortness of breath; constant fatigue; loss of appetite; unintentional weight loss; ?

U need 2 B Worked up: for hepatitis 4 sure. Also TB. With TB there is usually fever & night sweats. If U have not been skin tested please do so. Even if U were TB-, ,U may have converted to+. B sure 2 see someone in infectious diseases, U do need 2 get a Dx & then a plan of care can B established. When Cn tell all such as IV/IM drug use as well as sexual activity, B honest & forthcoming. ...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

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What is the purpose of the rib cage?

What is the purpose of the rib cage?

Multiple: The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides sites of orgin and insertion for a variety of muscles that assist with your breathing. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in my rib cage?

Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more

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I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

GB, ulcer, GERD?: Gb attacks usually follow a fatty meal. Gerd, esophagitis, gastritis & ulcers r also culprits 4 these symptoms. Get in 2 c a GI specialist 4 eval & possibly some testing. ...Read more

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What is causing my rib cage to feel like it was crushed?

What is causing my rib cage to feel like it was crushed?

Crushed??: If this means difficulty expanding and chest tightness, then a lot of things can do it including asthma, copd, cough leading to chest muscle pains, dyspnea, restrictive lung disease.. And i can go on and on... Idea is to see a pulmonary specialist and get a work up done. ...Read more

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My rib cage is very weak?

My rib cage is very weak?

Be more specific: Pl include as much info in your question as allowed to help us, help you. ...Read more

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Numbness in left rib cage?

Numbness in left rib cage?

Nerve problem: Possibilities: pinched nerve in back, bulging disc, early (pre-rash) shingles, traumatic neuropraxia (bruised nerve) , tumor, heart attack, other.
It's worth seeing a physician about.
Go to er immediately for any chest pain. ...Read more

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Body organs under rib cage ?

Body organs under rib cage 

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Organs under the rib: The main organs inder the ribs are the lungs, liver, spleen and partially in the back the kidneys ...Read more

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Pain & swelling left rib cage?

Rib pain: The rib cage does not often become painful and swollen, unless there was some direct injury to the area (rib fracture/contusion) or some indirect sprain/strain to the muscle/ligament structures (costochondritis...). There can be soft tissue masses (and rarely bony) that can present with such symptoms, so please get evaluated. ...Read more

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My chest and rib cage really hurt?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more