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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.

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

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Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. Severe pain?

Bad back pain on left side that goes around to my front side under breast. Feels like it's under rib cage. Severe pain?

Intercostal: 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

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What are some causes of severe pain in the left rib cage?

What are some causes of severe pain in the left rib cage?

Could: Be musculoskeletal. You don't have cancer right? Sometimes you can get a rib fracture - this happens is rowers... Competitive ones. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on my left side feels as under my rib cage. What could it be?

I have severe pain on my left side feels as under my rib cage. What could it be?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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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

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I have severe pain under my right rib cage. When I get the pain it travels to my upper back.?

I have severe pain under my right rib cage. When I get the pain it travels to my upper back.?

Gall bladder?: It could be your gall bladder (or several other things). As with any severe pain, you should get this evaluated. ...Read more

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I am currently experiencing rapid nerve firings under my left rib cage. When I move a certain way, I experience moderate to severe pain.

I am currently experiencing rapid nerve firings under my left rib cage. When I move a certain way, I experience moderate to severe pain.

Post Herpetic Neural: Dis you have Shingels or Chicken pox before! Also make sure if you have no Coronary Artery or Heart disorder! If you are Diabetic that can cause Neuropathy or nerve pain ...Read more

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I have severe pain on left side of rib cage w severe bloating. To the point I can't lay on left side while sleeping?

Rib Fracture.: Severe pain of rib cage with pressure could possibly be a rib fracture or costochondritis. I would suggest see a doctor to get at least a chest x ray and x ray of ribs on left side. ...Read more

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If I sleep on my left side, I wake up with severe pain where the bottom of the chest plate meets the rib cage. I can't move just apply pressure.?

Needs workup: Attention: any chest pain should be taken seriously and needs to be discussed with a physician as soon as possible as heart issues can manifest in non-classical ways as well.

Having said that, the location of the pain seems to be in the area of costochondral joints where ribs meet the breastbone. There could be some inflammation in these joints. Medications and injections can help. ...Read more

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I have been having severe pain under my left rib cage for over an year with nausea and I always feel so tired and sick. And everytime I eat I hurt.

I have been having severe pain under my left rib cage for over an year with nausea and I always feel so tired and sick. And everytime I eat I hurt.

See doctor: That's not a normal finding and you would benefit from having an abdominal exam done in person with your PCP. Any nausea should not be ignored, and depending on what level of your rib cage is affected will determine what could be the underlying cause. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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I am on my cycle which was late by 43 days and I am now experiancing blood in my urine and severe pain under my left rib cage! What could this mean?

I am on my cycle which was late by 43 days and I am now experiancing blood in my urine and severe pain under my left rib cage! What could this mean?

You need evaluation: Please present to the nearest ER for evaluation. There are many things that can cause your symptoms and some are potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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When I walk on my right leg I have severe pain under lower rib cage in backom left side?

When I walk on my right leg I have severe pain under lower rib cage in backom left side?

Many possibilities: It could be caused by many different conditions: quadratus lumborum muscle pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, myofascial (muscle) pain, or, less likely, a disc disruption. I'd suggest you see a physician to find the source. Meanwhile, look up stretches for the quadratus lumborum online. Your doc can help sort out what started the pain and treat the pain and the underlying problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My mother, 60, has a severe pain on her left side below her rib cage. She was diagnosed with diabettes and has galbladder problems. What is wrong?

My mother, 60, has a severe pain on her left side below her rib cage. She was diagnosed with diabettes and has galbladder problems. What is wrong?

GB???: Gallbladder can cause pain on the left side as well on the right side, so GB attack will be my first choice.
she could be having pain in the cartilage part of the rib, costochondritis. could be from minor trauma, or from a bra with a hard wires.
diabetes and GB are not a very good combination.
make sure she stay in touch with her PCP, or her surgeon, to prevent any major complication. ...Read more

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Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?

Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?

First tests are okay: Your doc is in the process of evaluating you as an outpatient. With the first tests being normal, your doc will likely get additional tests like a gallbladder ultrasound, egd, ct scan. Stay with your doc and eventually you will get a diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more

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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 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

Pyelonephritis: If you also have noticed burning sensation when you urinate and fever, this could be an infectin I your kidney. If you have crampy severe pain, nausea and or vomiting, feel sweaty and feverish it maybe your gallbladder. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on my rib cage under my left breast upon twisting reaching coughing or sneezing. Have had it in the past. Why is this re injured?

Could be: Slipped rib syndrome, pain in the rib is usually worse with movement or deep breathing. Find a pain management doctor nearby for evaluation and possible nerve block and find a physical therapist that will manually put it back in place when the area is numb. First stop, is your primary doctor to rule out other causes of this pain. ...Read more

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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.

Strained: 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)

Hope this helps
Good luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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Having severe pain below right side rib cage and lower back tail bone pain, both leg socket joint pain, can't able walk now, did all type of scan mri, ct?

Having severe pain below right side rib cage and lower back tail bone pain, both leg socket joint pain, can't able walk now, did all type of scan mri, ct?

Inflammatory?: You need to know if is inflammatory and a sedimentary rate, RA factor, and nuclear scan can rule this out. If not inflammatory, the pain pattern suggests sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction, which cannot be seen on ct and MRI scans nor any other imaging study, as reported in the medical literature. Diagnosis of sij disorder is done by means of a fluroscopic guided diagnostic block of the sij. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain under my rib cage.

I'm having severe pain under my rib cage.

Be seen: I would be seen. Depending on the side involved, could be related to the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, lower lung among others. ...Read more

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Can gas cause severe pain under right rib cage?

It can: However, the more concerning thing to consider is gallbladder or liver issues. If you are having pain that comes and goes, it may be gas, constipation, or gallbladder stones or early cholecystitis. You'd benefit from having it checked asap as it could lead to more concerning conditions if it is your gallbladder. Any systemic symptoms, fever, chills, abdomen rigid, increased pain, go to er. ...Read more

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My friend is complaining about severe pain on her rib cage, she also discovered a bruise and a lump there also, what could it be?

My friend is complaining about severe pain on her rib cage, she also discovered a bruise and a lump there also, what could it be?

Likely trauma: Bruising and swelling in an area that hurts almost always indicates some trauma. It's possible that your friend has a broken rib or just soft tissue injury. Do they remember any history of trauma? If not, did they get hit in the head? It is possible that it could be something else, but I would give it some time to go away. If it doesn't, they should see their doctor. ...Read more

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Is very sharp in severe pain on inside of my stomach located by the rib cage 5 to 10 minutes long?

Causes: It can be cardiac, gallbladder, ulcer, gastritis, etc. You need to go to er to rule out cardiac ischemia. Do not delay. ...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.?

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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Having severe pain in my abdomen right below middle of rib cage! I don't have a gall bladder it was removed in 2005 what could it be!

Having severe pain in my abdomen right below middle of rib cage! I don't have a gall bladder it was removed in 2005 what could it be!

What else is happeni: What did you just eat? Have you had anything like this before? What did you do before that time? Are your bowels or bladder having trouble? Any blood in urine? Do you feel nauseous? If you are having trouble, you cannot wait, go to the hospital. Rarely after gall bladder surgery, the pancreas can have problems. It does not sound like a kidney stone. ...Read more

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I just had my gallbladder removed 2 days ago. I have swelling under my right rib cage & severe pain. The pain meds only work for 2 hrs. IS this normal?

Severe pain?: When you have abdominal surgery air gets trapped in the abdominal cavity and can cause sharp pains. If you have severe pain, especially with any kind of fever, nausea or vomiting, you need to call your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain under my right rib cage. It is 1 or 2 ribs under my right breast. It has been coming and going for over a year.?

I am having severe pain under my right rib cage. It is 1 or 2 ribs under my right breast. It has been coming and going for over a year.?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My husband is having pain from below his belly button up to the bottom of his rib cage? His symptoms are vomiting and it's not food, severe pain.

My husband is having pain from below his belly button up to the bottom of his rib cage? His symptoms are vomiting and it's not food, severe pain.

This is unusual: You need to specify how long this has been going on. Is there anything that has brought this on. How frequent does this occur. It does appear to be GI in nature as this area is involved is the bowel. Which one is not clear. And may however be the small bowel. If your husband has had this and nothing has helped he then needs a complete evaluation by his doctor. Maybe a gastroenterologist. ...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