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Severe Pain In Back Under Ribs
Severe left abdominal pain under ribs & back, radiates down left side. Able to eat little- pain and nause gets worse and feel full quickly MRI normal?
Severe pain in back almost into my side radiating to the front. Right side...pain is right about where the rib cage begins. Especially when sitting?
Injured lower back?: That would be the most likely cause with what limited history you have given. The nerves to that area originate in the lower back ...Read more
30/m with severe pain in back behind ribs. Lasting for 3 months and getting worse. Progressive pain in groin. No bulge. Appointment in 2 wks. Causes?
Kidney or spine: Kidney problems like stones cause back and/or flank pain which radiates toward the groin. Do you have any urinary symptoms? Spinal pain does not usually radiate to the groin. If the pain becomes severe, you can always go to the emergency room for a quicker evaluation. Otherwise your physician will order the appropriate tests for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What can cause severe pain under my right rib and super severe pain in back kidney area especially at night and morning. Lite green pee also.
UTI vs porphyria: "light green pee" is an unusual symptom. The most common cause of fever and flank pain is a urinary tract injection (UTI) or kidney stone. If this has been ruled out by a urinalysis, one of the uncommon causes of abdominal or flank pain, esp with changes in urine color, is porphyia, which is a genetic problem with hemaglobin metabolism. Porphyria can have many bizarre symptoms and many types. ...Read more
What would cause severe pain if pressure is applied just under the lower rib on my right side on my back?
Kidney: The area just beneath the back bottom rib and near the spine is called the "costovertebral angle", and if there's an issue with kidney on that side (infection, stone, etc.) that is where you would feel the pain. If it persists, please get checked by a doctor. ...Read more
Have been severe pain, starting on right side at lower ribs, spreading to the middle of my back. What could be causing this?
While there can be many reasons for your pain; classically gallbladder pain starts in the upper right abdomen, below the ribs, and can spread to the back.
See your physician, and he/she can order an ultrasound to check for this possibility. ...Read more
I am having severe pain under my ribs on the right side front and back. I have been on steroids for 13 years should I get this checked?
I had my gallbladder removed a decade ago. For the last week every time I eat I get severe pain under my right ribs that radiates to under my back.?
Pain: It's definitely not your gallbladder. There is something known as primary common bile duct stones, which can form in the tube connecting the liver and intestine. Also, could be an ulcer, inflammation if the pancreas, or even a muscle spasm. Best to see your primary care provider to check it out. May need some blood tests &/or imaging. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Get seen: By the gravity of your questiion, you must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
I have severe pain in my hips and back and a stinging pain in left ribs which has lasted for about 3 days.?
Can be angina: You have to rule coronary aetery disease first. Especially if you are menopausal. Menopausal women have the same risk of CAD as men there age. I would first go for an echocardiogram and thallium stress test first. If they are negative, I would order thoracic and lumbar MRI to rule out discogenic cause of rib, lower back pain, and hip pain. ...Read more
Severe pain in left side of my ribs into my back. Suffer with ibs tablet not helping. Spasmol. Pain getting worse?
Maybe not Gut: Could be ur ribs or rather the small joint spaces in between the ribs called costochondritis which is better treated with ibuprofen or NSAIDS in general. Key is it if it hurts when u press on area or take deep breaths. With IBS, constipation can be an issue, and if that is in ur case, then working on ur Bowel movements is key with fiber, hydration, stool softeners or laxatives. ...Read more
I am having pain in my lower and upper right side (up under my ribs) + severe pain in my right shoulder blade. What should I do?
See your dr: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, gall stones or other problems. See a doctor for testing. ...Read more
How do I treat rib and back pain I have two left side ribs causing me not to be able stand erect, lift anything on the right side, and severe pain in lower back, left side at l 2 and 3 vert. I can't sit and type almost in tears it hurts so bad.
This: This degree of pain is unusual for pure musculoskeletal problems to the "ribs" of to the thoracic area. You are not giving much information but I would want to make sure you don't have another problem internally that coulb be causing problems. You need a comprehensive evaluation of your condition with a good review of systems. ...Read more
Can bilateral severe nueral foraminal stenosis at T 9-10 cause severe pain in the lower t spine by ribs?
Yes: The pain of that disorder usually rafiates across the lower ribs toward the belly button. ...Read more
Severe pain located left back at last rib. Can not touch or rub. Also hurts same side lower abdomen last rib. Have not fallen either.?
Hard to tell: Pain can be caused by many things. Back pain on the side could be liver or spleen depending on the side. It can be a spine issue-thoracic if along the rib. Kidney pain from infection or stone can cause back/flank pain. See your doctor they can do an exam and order tests to help reduce the possible causes of your pain which helps make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Severe pain under my right rib also radiaetes to back I also have a dull pain under my left rib I had my galbladder removed nearly 3 years ago?
More Info Needed: When does this happen? Any relieving factors like antacids or gas-reducing medicine? How long does it last. Any other symptoms like nausea, shortness of breath, sweating. Other chronic diseases like diabetes or high bp? You should probably consult a doctor to get this evaluated-it could be gas or it could be heart pain which is serious. You need to find out asap. ...Read more
My dr said I have shingles with the blisters on the inside. Pain just behind the rib cage, front to back on the right side. Severe pain. Medication?
Shingles: Suggests recurrence of latent "chicken pox" virus. Usually antiviral medications are used acutely as well as Prednisone to help prevent the possibility of post herpetic nerve pain which can be debilitating and life lasting. Also nerve pain medications such as gabapentin, pregabilin, or Amitriptyline can be helpful. ...Read more
Twisting force caused tear sensation in back 9-11 ribs w/ initial severe pain w/ sitting up and breathing. 1.5 years later muscle still gets sore.?
Was there rib fractu: This may have been a fracture or a separation of the rib cartilage. If it does not heal completely there can be a tear that periodically separates. There may have been a problem with the healing that puts the muscle at risk. You can discuss this with your physiciana nd look at the imaging. ...Read more
Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?
I'm having severe severe pain on my right side upper back below the rib cage and wraps arnd to my stomach! What could be going on? It hurts to walk
I'm having severe pain in my upper back around my rib cage. It hurts worse when I lift my arms. Also my left hip has been hurting bad lately causing me to limp.
See a chiro?: You might consider seeing a chiropractor to get realligned. Sometimes those ribs can become sore without any trauma. Not sure about the hip, though. Probably not related. ...Read more
Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. Severe pain?
Pain that radiates from back to front, usually sharp and stabbing in character, may be related to intercostal neuralgia. This irritation of the nerve supplying each rib can be treated by rib mobilization techniques or by intercostal nerve block, which is diagnostic as well as therapeutic.
In either case it is crucial to assure proper rib motion is re-established, or pain will return ...Read more
I have severe pain under my left ribs after eating. I feel bloated. The pain radiates to my back and right side. My stomach makes all kinds of noises.?
Severe pain lower back right side just above hip below ribs. (deep under muscle) no fever can't stand up straight. Most likely kidney or spine/nerve?
I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.
Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better)
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