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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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I have sore spot on L back rib cage. Get spasms there day or night. Goes away after Advil in 1 hour. Began after taking Lipitor. Tests revealed not?

I have sore spot on L back rib cage.  Get spasms there day or night.  Goes away after Advil in 1 hour.  Began after taking Lipitor. Tests revealed not?

Check with your Dr: if you were my patient, I would stop the Lipitor for 2 weeks to see if you've got better, and then restarted to see if he got worse. If worse, that clenches that this is a Lipitor reaction. Other statins may be fine or perhaps use alternatives such as Berberol, pantethine, Co A, or mixed tocopherols. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Abby Caplin
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I have sore spot right near bottom of left rib cage. Feels like touching a bruise. It comes and goes. Worse when sitting. Location moves?

I have sore spot right near bottom of left rib cage.  Feels like touching a bruise.  It comes and goes.  Worse when sitting. Location moves?

Costochondritis?: It sounds like it might be costochondritis, which is not serious, but if the pain persists, you should have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. John Goldman
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I have had pain on my right side above the hip below the rib cage. a tender spot in the muscle about the size of my thumb. since wednesday?

I have had pain on my right side above the hip below the rib cage. a tender spot in the muscle about the size of my thumb. since wednesday?

Pulled muscle: you could have pulled a muscle. When you discuss this with your physician to ask about issues like the intestine, gallbladder, the kidney as other possibilities. But if it's right on the surface I suspect it's the muscle ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Lower right abdomen pain, moves around alot.Fever, nausea, vomiting, tender spot, can't walk/stand straight, lost appetite, rib cage pain while laying, help?

Lower right abdomen pain, moves around alot.Fever, nausea, vomiting, tender spot, can't walk/stand straight, lost appetite, rib cage pain while laying, help?

Go to doctor ASAP: This sounds like an emergency. You need to be seen and diagnosed with a physical exam and imaging studies and perhaps lab tests. Do not wait. This may be an acute appendicitis or similar condition requiring immediate management. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Find out more: You need to find out more about the benign tumor that you have mentioned on the rib cage. Your doctor should be bale to guide you further, both in terms of pain control and resolve or remove the so called benign tumor if this lesion is felt to be the cause of your pains. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Board Certified, Pathology
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I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage. I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

I have pain and soreness directly under the left breast near the top of the rib cage.  I had a lumpectomy 4 years ago on the left side of breast just?

see a doctor: Pain in the rib cage can be due to costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the cartilage where the rib meets the sternum. If you press the spot does it hurt? If so it could be costochondritis. You mentioned a previous breast biopsy, did you have invasive breast cancer? If so all the more reason to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Kanter
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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When i lay on my right side I have soreness on area of rib cage?

When i lay on my right side I have soreness on area of rib cage?

Many possible causes: Musculoskeletal source would be most likely. If it persists beyond few days, see a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Last few days have had extreme soreness at the base of rib cage when I wake up. Goes away within a few hours each day. What would cause?

Last few days have had extreme soreness at the base of rib cage when I wake up. Goes away within a few hours each day. What would cause?

Musculoskeletal: The fact that the pain gets better on its own after a while, speaks to muscle-bone pain that abates. Since it is noticeable after awakening, perhaps you should try changing the position you sleep in and see if that helps. Is the pain on one side of rib cage, then sleep on other side or try sleeping on your stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fedak
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I feel a hard bony spot on the edge of my rib cage on my side near my back. I don't feel it on my left. Is it something I should get checked out?

I feel a hard bony spot on the edge of my rib cage on my side near my back. I don't feel it on my left. Is it something I should get checked out?

Check it out: If you have had an injury there in the past it may be calcification or scar tissue. Otherwise, you probably should have it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Homer Lassiter
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