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Severe Pain Under Left Rib Cage And Back
Get seen: By the gravity of your questiion, you must be seen and evaluated. ...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
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
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
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 have severe pain on left side of rib cage w severe bloating. To the point I can't lay on left side while sleeping?
What is the reason for invisible bruise like severe pain under right and left rib cage on frontside?
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.?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe pain under rib cage on left side. Sometimes dull then sharp shooting pain difficult to breathe what could it be?
Pain: Sounds like intercostal pain but needs to be seen by a doctor for accurate diagnosis There are other possible diagnoses. ...Read more
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?
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
I was diagnosed with several ovarian cysts on my left side. Last night I had severe pain on upper left quadrant. Dr says this was strained rib cage?
It sounds like: The doctor is right, the location of the ovary is further down. Of course the history bear weight in here. Take care. ...Read more
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