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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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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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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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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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I was just in a car wreck and now when i cough i feel soreness near my rib cage and my back on the upper left side.

I was just in a car wreck and now when i cough i feel soreness near my rib cage and my back on the upper left side.

Get checked out: It coiuld be a sprain or a fractured rib or some other internal injury to the lungs. You need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain below my left rib cage. If i sit in the same spot for a long time it will stiffen up and it's hard to breath also?

I have pain below my left rib cage. If i sit in the same spot for a long time it will stiffen up and it's hard to breath also?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is a begnin condition where there is an inflamation of the rib cartilage which connects to the sternum. Antiinflamatory medication can be helpful in improving this discomfort. ...Read more

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I have intense pain in the area underneath my lower right rib cage wrapping around to the back same spot?

I have intense pain in the area underneath my lower right rib cage wrapping around to the back same spot?

Not interpretable: You have not mentioned the duration of symptoms. Shingles can present like this before rashes appear. Referred pain from the spine or a pinched nerve in the back or rib cage can also cause such pain. You need to see your pcp urgently. ...Read more

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