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I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain upper right back rib cage. Oouch! Possibilities? No recent physical injury. Feels directly in the ribs. Not any deeper

Rash?: A few things come to mind: shingles (any rash?), pleuritic, muscle cramp, spine misalignment and more. Maybe a chiropractor can help. See a doctor if you have a rash in the area of pain. ...Read more

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Over the last couple of days I have been getting a sharp pain on my left side starting in my back and working round to my rib cage. It can get so seve?

Over the last couple of days I have been getting a sharp pain on my left side starting in my back and working round to my rib cage. It can get so seve?

? Muscle pull: Most probably a muscle pull in your back extending into your ribs, rest, topical pain killers, or even tablets to control the pain, warm compresses would help too. If all doesn't work, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I'm getting pain on my left side, I woke up this morning with a bad sharp pain that felt to be inside my rib cage. Now the pain has radiated to my back?

I'm getting pain on my left side, I woke up this morning with a bad sharp pain that felt to be inside my rib cage. Now the pain has radiated to my back?

Pain in back: Have you had any injury or vigourous activity the day before this came on? The pain can be coming from several different causes. If you break out in skin rash it may be shingles. ...Read more

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I've been having a sharp pain in my back under my right rib cage?

This could be a num-: Of possibilities, like: kidney stones, other kidney issues; back pain from the spine or the back muscles issues; abdominal problems; nerve problems. Etc.
You need to see your pcp to get diagnosed and investigated, so treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain below left rib cage back no other symptoms what could be the reason?

Pain: Well, more history is needed. This can't be easily sorted out without tapping into more detail. Connect with one of our Health Tap Prime providers or seek local care. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sharp pain under my left rib cage. It went away for one day and when I was taking a shower I bent over and pain came back?

I woke up with a sharp pain under my left rib cage. It went away for one day and when I was taking a shower I bent over and pain came back?

Pain under rib cage: Pain under rib cage can be due to many factors. What is your age? Where exactly is the pain. Consult with us to help you better. If you are older than 65, we worry about angina or heart attack depending on your medical health/history. If you are young, the most common causes are: GI issues/gas, musculoskeletal pain, infection/pneumonia, heart issues, referred pain from another source. ...Read more

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I keep having sharp pain under my right rib cage and pain in the lower right side of my back. What could this be?

See your GP: There are a variety of reasons that you could have like cardio, GI, anxiety, myalgia, etc. Regardless of the cause, it is important to visit your GP for consultation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a sudden severe sharp pain in the right side of my back towards the bottom of rib cage. Unable to move stand urine is normal color?

I have a sudden severe sharp pain in the right side of my back towards the bottom of rib cage. Unable to move stand urine is normal color?

? acute spasm: You may have an acute spasm/strain of you back muscles in that area. If you can barely move or stand, you should get someone to help you to the Dr.'s office for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I get a really sharp pain right under my rt rib cage towards the bottom n side n back. What can it be? All imaging tests come back normal, n bw too

I get a really sharp pain right under my rt rib cage towards the bottom n side n back. What can it be? All imaging tests come back normal, n bw too

Specialists can look: If pains persist despite some investigations, a patient can return to her primary care doctor for follow-up. The doctor might refer her to the pulmonologist (lung specialist), the hepatologist (liver specialist), the nephrologist (kidney specialist), the neurologist, and others, to look at the different organs that are in that area. Meanwhile, pain meds might help the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the reason of severe sharp pain under right ribs, radiating to back and rib cage? Ultra sound = cleAr, 28 y female

What is the reason of severe sharp pain under right ribs, radiating to back and rib cage? Ultra sound = cleAr, 28 y female

Gallbladder??: Right upper quadrant pain suggests gallbladder disease, ulcers, liver problems... A normal GB US does not totally rule out GB DZ. Have you had a HIDA scan with ejection fraction? That would be the next test to run unless you have signs and symptoms of ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath? Causing a lot of discomfort.

Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath? Causing a lot of discomfort.

Costochondritis: Sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage. Usually follows mild trauma, frequent cough or strenous exercise. Icing the site and OTC meds may help. But if not improved after 2-3 days, please schedule a doctors appointment for a thorough exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have this sharp pain underneath my rib cage on my left side more torwards my back. It hurts to move my left arm. It also hurts to bend or twist.

I have this sharp pain underneath my rib cage on my left side more torwards my back. It hurts to move my left arm. It also hurts to bend or twist.

Be seen: There are a lot of possibilities, consider being seen. An exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. Among the possibilities can be a thoracic radiculopathy from the irritation of a nerve in your midback, pleurisy, and pancreatitis just to name a few. Don't let it go too long before getting checked. Thanks. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. Best thing for you to do is see a pain physician for a history, physical exam, imaging and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Sharp pain within the past few hours, it feels like it is the back of my right rib cage, only sore when I stand up or cough, should I be worried?

Sharp pain within the past few hours, it feels like it is the back of my right rib cage, only sore when I stand up or cough, should I be worried?

Muscle strain?: Try hot moist packs ; tylenol- no G.I. Symptoms? (gall bladder?)- if no relief 2-3 hours see pcp or go to er only if your getting worse. ...Read more

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Why when I workout, I get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?

Why when I workout, I get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?

Options: This could be muscle spasm, neck problem, shoulder problem, or even a spinal disc pushing in a nerve when you lift heavy things. I would suggest anti inflammatories, rest, lower wring the intensity of your work out. If it does not improve, see a pt or your doctor for better eval. ...Read more

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Have a very sharp pain under left rib cage going through to a throbbing back ache?

Chest?: It is difficult to tell what is exactly the problem without knowing what other symptoms you are having. Is there shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, sweating? If so then you need to go to the ed in order to rule out any cardiac issues. Other possibilities are abdominal problems which cover a number of issues. Also muscular and rib inflammation which carries no danger to life. Get checked asap. ...Read more

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I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

I have extremely sharp pain in right side under rib cage and goes down to my hip bone also is going into my back. Started from back a few days ago.

Pinched nerve: This could represent a pinched nerve in the lower thoracic spine. Alternatively, the pain could be coming from your gallbladder, or some other abdominal pathology. I would recommend seeing a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have abacterial infection treated by amoxcylin duo 875mg. Fever gone but am experiencing very sharp pain in the back of my rib cage when coughing?

I have abacterial infection treated by amoxcylin duo 875mg. Fever gone but am experiencing very sharp pain in the back of my rib cage when coughing?

You need to be eva--: Luated by a proper history, clinical examination, investaigations by blood work, chest xrays, sputum testing, ct scan of the chest, for a proper diagnosis, so the correct treatment could be started.
See your pcp or an internist. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain on the right side of my chest that radiate to my back and my jaw. Ultrasound was focused under the rib cage on right side.?

Having sharp pain on the right side of my chest that radiate to my back and my jaw. Ultrasound was focused under the rib cage on right side.?

Variety of things: Unfortunately, based on the information provided, it is virtually impossible to arrive to a more or less definite diagnosis. Rib, gallbladder, less likely internal chest cavity issues may be responsible. ...Read more

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Can a UTI and constipation cause sharp pain under the rib cage on the upper right side to the shoulder? Also hurts to breathe and lay on back.

Explanation: Yes, this pain it possible related to your UTI with constipation. I hope you taking antibiotics for UTI and need to drink a lot of water. For constipation you can try Senna - herbal medicine very helpful for this. Because both condition together make you feels worse. ...Read more

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Upper back & rib cage pain all day. Now 1 sharp pain between breasts over to right & straight through to back. Felt like electricity. Cardiac anxiety!

Not typical: This is not typical for cardiac pain or disease, but you do want to talk with your physician about it. You could be experiencing some digestive issues, including stomach, gall bladder, or pancreas. Depending on severity and whether you're able to contact your physician on the weekend (today is saturday) you may need to be seen in an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my right rib cage that sometimes radiates into my upper back near my shoulder blade. Nausea. And acid reflux.

Gallbladder?: Sorry your feeling badly. Could be your gallbladder. See your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and ask of an ultrasound and blood tests are appropriate to check your gallbladder. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I gave up smoking 4 months ago after 33 years. I am getting a lot of lower back pain & sharp pain on LH in back of rib cage. Is this detox & kidney?

I gave up smoking 4 months ago after 33 years. I am getting a lot of lower back pain & sharp pain on LH in back of rib cage. Is this detox & kidney?

Congratulations on: Freeing yourself of smoking! Please don't slip back or smoke even one because it leads to the next. See your doc about the back pain which is likely unrelated to smoking cessation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under right rib cage traveling to back shoulder blade. Pain lasts over 10hrs. Gallbladder stones ruled out by Dr. Nothing relieves pain.?

Could still be: Your gallbladder. Many time the GB doesn't empty properly, and removing it relieves the pain. This can be tested for with a CKK HIDA scan, which tracks the filling, then emptying, of your GB. We have the arbitrary criterion of 35% as "normal" but the main thing is do you experience the same pain when you have the test? If not, the pain lies elsewhere. ...Read more