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Rib Cage Sensitivity
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
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
Is it possible if a 29 y/o man suffering costochondritis?i feel pain & tenderness when pushing my rib cage or breast bone.almost 3 years.ecg echo okay
Yes: Any patient can suffer osteochronditis male or female and the best treatment is take Anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
I had bad fall a day ago now haveing pain upper rib cage and burning with tenderness very painful to touch looks area looking black and blue, history?
Have to see your doc: to make sure you do not have fracture , some times lung can leak air ( pneumothorax ) ...Read more
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 ?
Tender on right side when dr presses down under rib cage, tender on left side when dr press down . What could this tenderness 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 have tenderness under my right rib cage and sometimes in my back in the same area. It's only tender to the touch and there are no other symptoms.
Get checked for: Gallbladder and liver problems. Take care!Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?
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
A 21 year old girl who when she sits back on a chair feels like her ribs lower back is sticking out. Just below right rib cage an area of tenderness?
Ribs: See your family doctor or your orthopedist. ...Read more
Ive got a hiatus hernia had tenderness for 5 days on under rib cage today mild burning on left still quite tender?
See pcp: "quite tender"' could indicate need for meds & further diagnosis. ...Read more
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. I will try to be as helpful as i can but i canâ€™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
What would cause tenderness just below left rib cage? Have upper left/lower left abd pain sometimes with gas and floating stool. Bile levels normal
Bad gallbladder: Has anyone done HIDA Scan on you or ultrasound of your gallbladder if you have one? ...Read more
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?
Grape sized lump bottom of right rib cage. Tenderness. Feels like a lymph node. Primary care doc said it didn't concern him at all. Lipoma? Cartilage?
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
Left side armpit, breast tenderness swelling burning left rib cage burning down left leg, feel sick fatigue?
Family practice : You should be seen by your dr. ...Read more
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
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