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Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Pain in right side mid rib cage tender to touch in 1 main spot pain is getting worse by the day it seems, and it started with no injury 4 days ago?

Here is one way to h: One way to handle is to take a couple of tylenols daily. If it is a muscular pain, it will go away. If there is something more serious going on inside in the chest, the pain will get worse. In that case you should go see your PCP and get a Chest X-rays done. This should show your lungs and any problem inside. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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I am having severe pain between the rib cage, right bellow the rib cage. Tender to touch and feels, "swollen." The pain radiates into my ULQ.?

I am having severe pain between the rib cage, right bellow the rib cage. Tender to touch and feels, "swollen." The pain radiates into my ULQ.?

Orthopaedic care: These complaints are concerning for infection or neoplasia. I would recommend seeing your family doctor for imaging studies. ...Read more

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What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

Depends: If in the center of ur abdomen just below the rib cage ; u r thin u may be feeling ur duodenum spasm due 2 ulcers or ur pyloric area of stomach. 2 the r is the liver ; 2 the left is the spleen that's the best I can do. My advice is c ur pcp ; have a hands on diagnosis made. ...Read more

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Increased pain above left hip just under rib cage, very very tender to touch what could it be?

Increased pain above left hip just under rib cage, very very tender to touch what could it be?

Colon: LUQ are is what you are describing, the colon is the main organ there, of course there is the spleen, as well. The colon could be in spasm or you might be having diverticulosis, or constipation. use heat pad, eat light food, avoid red meat, nuts and seeds, and greasy food, regulate your bowel, no improvement see a doctor ...Read more

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A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

A lump has formed under the skin, upper abdomen, below breast bone, between the lower rib cage. Slightly tender to the touch. Weight lose of 20lbs?

Xiphoid: There is a structure of cartilage there, and hernias can develop there.
Suspect weight loss has allowed you to feel the xiphoid bone better.
Easy for your pcp to determine. ...Read more

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Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Have dull moderate ache under R rib cage & R mid back. Tender to touch. I have no gallbladder. Hurts most days and has for a while. What could it be?

Costochondritis: Sounds like you have inflammation between the ribs phones, or costochondritisit is basically a muscle strain between the ribs. This will eventually go away, it can also be treated with local injections. ...Read more

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My husband is having bad pain in his left side in his lower rib cage, it is not tender to touch but the pain is sharp and brings tears to his eyes.?

My husband is having bad pain in his left side in his lower rib cage, it is not tender to touch but the pain is sharp and brings tears to his eyes.?

Several conditions: Such as pleurisy, infection or clots in the lung. Please check with your primary doctor asyour husband needs to have a thorough exam, a chest xray and labs prior to treatment. Hope he gets well. ...Read more

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I have a knot that shows up under my left rib cage when laying down my whole left side is tender to the touch what is going on here?

I have a knot that shows up under my left rib cage when laying down my whole left side is tender to the touch what is going on here?

Several possible: Under the left rib cage, could be a hernia, a rib cyst, a fatty tumor aka lipoma, a traumatic hematoma, or seroma. Absent fever or significant pain, you can watch it for a week or 2. If it gets bigger, go in to see your doc. If it goes away, no worries. Be well. ...Read more

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I am having pain on right side, hurts to breath in. Tender to touch near rib cage.?

I am having pain on right side, hurts to breath in. Tender to touch near rib cage.?

Intra abdominal prob: More likely than not, you might have gall bladder or liver problem. Tummy is considered to be a 'pandora's box' in medicine and if the pain persist, go to urgent care, er or doc. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left size under my rib cage, can only be felt when standing, its very tender to touch, what could this be?

I have a lump on my left size under my rib cage, can only be felt when standing, its very tender to touch, what could this be?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she will probably x-ray or ultrasound the area to characterize the lump. ...Read more

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Right side pain and under front rib cage on that side had stinging pain today like I had splinters in my shirt but did not very tender to touch as wel?

RUQ Pain Ddx: Your doctor would need more information from you to be able to better help you and find the cause of your pain. The pain described here may be stemming from. .. ...Read more

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Had stabbing sharp pain on left side between waist and rib cage. Stabbing pain went away but is still tender to the touch?

Muscular: Tenderness to the touch usually implies injury to rib or muscle. Sometimes a muscle tear or injury can be very uncomfortable. I would recommend trying a few days of an anti inflammatory (ie motrin, advil). ...Read more

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Tiny hard lump very tender to touch 3in above navel slightly to the right just below rib cage persisted 1mo+. No touch no pain. What can it be?

Tiny hard lump very tender to touch 3in above navel slightly to the right just below rib cage persisted 1mo+. No touch no pain. What can it be?

It could be: Something in the skin such as a cyst. Or it could be a fatty tumor like a fibrolipoma. Or it could be a hernia. Time to go to the doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe pain under my rib cage and lower abdomen and is very tender to the touch. It hurts to do anything but sit still. What could it be?

Woke up with severe pain under my rib cage and lower abdomen and is very tender to the touch. It hurts to do anything but sit still. What could it be?

Pain under the rib: Cage and lower abdomen should be thoroughly evaluated. Please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Burning or stinging around top of rib cage. It happens, when I bend over, or when I cough, or sneeze, and feels tender to touch, but when I press, in that area, when bending, or coughing, or sneeze, I don't feel any, burning, or stinging.

Burning or stinging around top of rib cage. It happens, when I bend over, or when I cough, or sneeze, and feels tender to touch, but when I press, in that area, when bending, or coughing, or sneeze, I don't feel any, burning, or stinging.

Patients: Patients who have this symptom could have muscular irritation; nerve root irritation; or even a skin condition that is coming on such as shingles. Patients could try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) to see if it helps. If the condition worsened, had other symptoms, or any rash, then it would be reasonable for the patient to consult their physician. ...Read more

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I have a shap pain under my breast both left& right& back, its a bit swollen. In the middle of my rib cage there's a ball that is tender to the touch?

Go to your MD: This ball that is tender or lump needs to be seen and if needed removed or biopsied or treated if it is an infection like an abscess. I can't see it, and I can't tell. It may or may not have to do with the other pain which also needs to be evaluated. We can't do much help here as we can't do much. Please see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hurts badly on my right side rib cage to breath, sneeze, cough or even spit. Tender to the touch.

Hurts badly on my right side rib cage to breath, sneeze, cough or even spit. Tender to the touch.

Seek help: If your pain is that severe you need to be evaluated in person by a doctor. It could be a rib fracture, or inflammation of the lining of the space around the lungs (though it's a bit atypical for this with pain on touching), a partially collapsed lung (unlikely though) or even an atypical herpes infection. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Painful edge of left rib cage below sternum. Feels like there's some pressure; deep breaths, bending, & moving are uncomfortable. Tender to touch.

Painful edge of left rib cage below sternum. Feels like there's some pressure; deep breaths, bending, & moving are uncomfortable. Tender to touch.

Costochondritis: Many of these symptoms together can point to costochondritis, a benign inflammation of the bone and cartilage of the rib cage. It can be treated with limiting exertion, anti-inflammatories and warm compress. Less likely, there can be more serious concerns. Should you have difficulty breathing, inappropriate sweating, or leg pain or swelling, seek out immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Dull constant pain under right rib cage. Horrible gas along with constipation. Sore to the touch. Should I go to the ER?

Dull constant pain under right rib cage. Horrible gas along with constipation. Sore to the touch. Should I go to the ER?

No: Use a laxative like Dulcolax or even a suppository to get a good BM. Drink PLENTY of fluids, lots of fruits and vegetables and a fiber laxative for a few days to get yourself regular and again whenever needed. This is most likely gas at your age, and an ED visit is not needed unless it doesn't get better or actually gets worse. If there's back or shoulder pain, then you should go to ED. ...Read more

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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