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Slight Pain Under The Ribs
Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician. ...Read more
Constant pain in right side of back under ribs and just below. Pain and discomfort also felt at the front on right below ribs?
Liver: Gall bladder, kidney ? If it hurts with eating fatty foods, it's probably your gallbladder. See your G.I. Doctor for further evaluation.. ...Read more
More details?: Chest pain is always of concern although at your age, I would focus more on some muscular sprain. However cardiac disease , reflux disease can also cause chest pain. If the problem persists, see a doctor. This should not be ignored especially if you have a strong family history of heart disease in the family. ...Read more
Pain across right rib cage at the back and radiating around to the front. General pain and discomfort across middle abdomen and slight nausea?
Have a gallbladder?: Don't know but gallbladder pain can start on the front on the right and go to the back but occasionally from front to back and usually always in the upper middle. It can radiate to the right shoulder and is worse when you are flat, and after eating a fatty meal and taking a deep breath. Constipation can mimic this pain described too. ( round, hard poop, straining ?). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to tell: It is difficult to be specific diagnostically when the symptoms are so vague. This could be many different things including musical skeletal, splenic, GI or skin (Shingles). Need more history and perhaps examination to tell but probably not cardiac. I'd recommend a HealthTap video consultation where the history could be augmented or see your primary health care provider for this. ...Read more
Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area. 1-urinary tract system. 2- muscular-skeletal system. There are many other reasons but those the most common ones. ...Read more
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more
Pain under left side breast below rib cage, also got indigestion pain and pains in the back along with vomiting no fever?
Indigestion: Pain under the left rib cage along with vomiting and a feeling of indigestion all sound suspicious for gastritis or ulcer. Some medications can cause this, including anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. There are over-the-counter meds like Prilosec otc that may help, but because you are also vomiting i would suggest you see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis before self-medicating.Good luck! ...Read more
Pain rib cage: Usually not. This is a radicular pattern from the back. You need to be examined. They will want to know what brings the pain on. What makes it better? What makes it worse? ...Read more
Possible: Your gallbladder and liver are just below the right ribs and can cause pain that radiates to the chest. This pain would typically occur after eating. ...Read more
Many Things: Pain under your Left breast can signify several issues. If you are premenstrual, this is normal as long as it resolves after menses. It can also point to heart problems. Sometimes, it may be a starting symptom of Shingles. It can also be sore muscles if you have done some heavy lifting or unusual exercise. See a doctor ...Read more
Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it could be gas. Drinking hot(not boiling) water helps break down the gas and enables it to be passed rectally. Forcing your self to belch only causes more gas buildup. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. If symptoms persist see MD ...Read more
Is the small bulge under my right rib cage cancerous? It's just a slight bulge under my right rib cage and it's causing a sharp pain. The pain is constant but when i laugh the pain also comes
Hello. : Hello. I am not able to visualize what area of the torso you are referring to. However, most of us have an area that is just below the breast bone that can feel like a bulge. It is called the xiphoid process and it is cartilage that is attached to the base of the breastbone or sternum. It can become inflammed and sore. If you are feeling something different and it appears to be a mass; i suggest getting it checked out by your doctor. Not all bumps are cancerous. ...Read more
Pain in left side upper back under and between scapula and spine. It also wraps around left side into the front left breast area and under left arm.
Slight dull pain under bottom right rib cage feel it more when tightening up could this be muscle pulled from weight lifting? Lift a lot of weights
Hi i woke up a few hours ago with slight pain under my left breast rib cage area its enough to make me notice but has not eased should i be concerned?
Slight pain under left breast where ribs are strarting while pregnant; breathing getting slightly difficult but feels like the muscle is tired inside.
I HAVE SOME PAIN ABOUT 4 FINGERS BELOW MY RIBS ON THE LEFT SIDE WAHT COULD BE CAUSING THAT, THE PAIN IS MILD BUT ITS CONSTANT?
I have mild pain under left rib &I feels like it's catching on something sometimes. Constipated due to meds. What's going on?
Rib pain: I cannot give you a diagnosis based on the symptoms so far. You can try to stop taking the medication to see if the symptoms go away. ...Read more
I fell from a ladder. I have a mild pain on my left side below the ribs . It hurts when i stretch to my right side . what could it be ?
I have pain on my right side abdomen right under the ribs, the pain comes and goes and sometimes I feel on my back. Very mild but strange...
I have a discomfort just on or under my lowermost left rib towards the waist which upon pressing feels like mild dull pain. Prominent in morning?
Can constipation cause a slight pain at the bottom of the right rib cage? When i get constipated i get a little pain there and on the side as well.
I was carrying a tv stand the other day and noticed a slight pain in my left side beneath rib. Now I have a dull/sharp pain in the lower left chest?
Lift and chest pain: Most likely a pulled muscle. Detail what happens when you different movements with left arm and shoulder and back. If certain movements like lifting the TV stand again make it hurt don't do that. Hot pad and analgesics should help. Always use good back protection cautions when lifting anything. ...Read more
17 year old male and have been getting a slight pain in my left side just below the ribs for about a month. I mainly feel it when Im lying down,ideas?
Ribs or spleen.: You should be evaluated by a doctor to determine if pain is coming from your rib cage (perhaps you bruised it in sports), or from your spleen (which can enlarge due to viral illness). The cause will then determine treatment. More specific advice @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd. Click Send Message to begin. ...Read more
I'm having mild pain on both sides of abdomen. Also, on the left side of the bottom rib it feels like it pops in and out of place when I am sitting or leaning to the left. What could this be?
Rib anomaly: popping of lower ribs if painless could be anatomic anomaly.pain may be unrelated and there may be a ton of causes.please be more specific with age,social habits,medical conditions etc. ...Read more
I get "knots" in my left ribs, slightly painful and movable, slight breathing difficulties with it. What could this be?
Anything: could be a calcification from a rib. could be a cyst from the oil gland in the skin. could be a muscle spasm ,it act as a knot between the ribs. could be fatty tumor. could be a nodules. as you can see it could be anything. 99% there is nothing to worry about. if you are concern,see a physician. good luck. i hope that will answer your question. thank you for using health tap. ...Read more
On and off quick dull (mild) pain below the right rib cage. Ive had this before but now its going since last night. What could it be?
Gallbladder?: Your liver and gallbladder are located under right rib cage. If the pain is after eating a high fat meal: fried foods, red meat, etc, you may have gallbladder pain. Try cutting back on all fatty foods. If you have worsening, or nausea and vomiting, you should see your friendly doctor. A physical exam ( laying on of the hands by your doctor), and possibly bloodwork and an ultrasound may be needed. ...Read more
Lying dwn & felt a cool feeling go across the right side of my chest. Almost felt like fluid passing thru beneath ribs, mild stinging pain persists?
I have a pain that come and goes. It's located on my right side, right below my rib cage. It feels like pressure pushing out. It's usually mild unt...
Doctor can check: In that area are the liver, gallbladder, part of the intestine, and of course some muscle and ribs. The right kidney is deeper inside, near there. One's primary care doctor can examine to see if there is any reason to worry. A patient can write down details such as when the pain started, was it sudden or gradual, was there any trauma (such as in sports), etc., and show the details to the doctor. ...Read more
I read that slight rib flare can be from improper breathing (not pulling the ribcage back in when exhaling). Can core strengthening help correct this?
Mgt: This may indicate a muscular or neurologic problem causing weakness of the chest wall. There are exercises to improve your chest wall strength, but I would recommend seeing your PCP. They can order some pulmonary testing including MIP/MEP . A virtual appointment can be booked online, to review once the results are available. ...Read more