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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

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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Sharp burning pain, upper right back area. Been around for 5 years or so. Comes and goes. Sometimes goes numb. Massage helps a little. What can I do?

Sharp burning pain, upper right back area. Been around for 5 years or so. Comes and goes. Sometimes goes numb. Massage helps a little. What can I do?

Myofascial pain.: Sometimes a local muscle group gets sensitized and develops a 'trigger point.' local deep pressure massage, stretchin exercise, and/ora trigger point injection, or a patch with a local anaesthetic ("lidoderm") may help that condition. You are a bit young to have had shingles, which may also be helped by the patch. ...Read more

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I got a sudden dull and often sharp pain on my upper right back. Massage, hot shower nor stretches worked. Now my right breast is numb. Is this normal?

I got a sudden dull and often sharp pain on my upper right back. Massage, hot shower nor stretches worked. Now my right breast is numb. Is this normal?

Neck nerve roots : Pain with numbness is not normal. You may have spinal nerve root irritation, probably in the neck. Please get an evaluation with a rehabilitation medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder,fatty liver,high triglycerides idea causing pain?

Sharp pain upper right under rib cage & back shoulder blade. Soft stools with mucus no gallbladder,fatty liver,high triglycerides idea causing pain?

Right rib cage pain: Could be a retained stone especially if the gallbladder was removed laproscopically or biliary dyskinesia. may also be scarring or what is know as Postcholecysectomy syndrome. You have fatty liver and elevated Tg .Fish oil daily ( 2000 mg) can help with elevated TG . Please call you doctor in AM or visit urgent care/ ER you need evaluation and checking LFT, ultrasound possibly CT ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant now and I felt a sharp pain in my upper right back since I was 35 weeks and I can still feel it now? What should I do?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant now and I felt  a sharp pain in my upper right back since I was 35 weeks and I can still feel it now? What should I do?

How bad is it?: As long as it isnt associated with any other symptoms, it's likely a pulled muscle. Let your OB know you are having this problem. They'd want to know. ...Read more

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Sharp pain feels like spasms in left back?

Sharp pain feels like spasms in left back?

Spams: You probably right as back aches are usually muscle spasms sometimes the can signify kidney problems so see a doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain lower right side around into back?

Muscular, most likel: Without additional history, your symptoms are more compatible with muscular pain. Try OTC pain NSAIDs, with ice packs for a couple of days and check with your doctor if still symptomatic beyond 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in both breats and leads to my back?

Sharp pain in both breats and leads to my back?

Mastalgia: There are two possibilities. One is that you have some inflammation in the costochondral joints (ribs to sternum) that is causing pain along the ribs (hence through the breasts). Alternatively, you could be having mastalgia (breast pain) from hormonal changes that is causing some pain to radiate around the back. Try ibuprofen. If you have any fever, cough, shortness of breath, get checked. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my upper left back comes and goes?

Sharp pain on my upper left back comes and goes?

Muscle pain.: Muscle contractions is probably the cause . Take otc pain medication , apply warm compresses to the area 3 times a day for 15 minutes. If it persist get a prescription for a muscle relaxant from your doctor. May also need referral for the physical therapy. ...Read more

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If I had a sharp pain in my back should I be worried ?

If I had a sharp pain in my back should I be worried ?

No: From your question it appears that the pain went away. It was likely a muscle spasm and nothing to worry about. You should exercise about 150 minute/week and have a healthy diet. Get HPV vaccine. If you are sexually active, practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I have sharp pain in lower left back?

Need some advice. I have sharp pain in lower left back?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. He should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve he should see his doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, i would recommend him to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. He may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more

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Have this sharp pain in my back from time to time what is it?

Broad differential: Back pain in a young female has a long list of possible diagnoses and without further information and a good physical exam, it is very difficult to diagnosis with the small amount of information. See your primary doctor first to initiate an evaluation. ...Read more

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For like 3+ weeks I have a sharp pain in my back what should I do?

For like 3+ weeks I have a sharp pain in my back what should I do?

Stretch, ice, NSAIDs: If you have just some mild back pain which is non radiating, simple hamstring stretching, icing of the back and some over the counter anti-inflammatories are a good first step. If the pain is radiating or the pain persists, you should see your medical doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sharp pain on the left side of my back?

Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - can be something as simple as strained muscles to a disc herniation. Recommend discussing with your pcp or pain specialist to determine if diagnostic testing is necessary. ...Read more

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I am feeling an odd sharp pain on back and shoulders, what do I do?

I am feeling an odd sharp pain on back and shoulders, what do I do?

Thoracic Spine Pain: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read more