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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 (atorvastatin). 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 (atorvastatin). Tests revealed not?

Check with your Dr: if you were my patient, I would stop the Lipitor (atorvastatin) 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 (atorvastatin) 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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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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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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Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when i lay down. ?

Dull ache in the LUQ of my abdomen near rib cage, occurs at random, sucking in feeling over spot when i lay down. ?

Abdominal ache: You are describing the area over your spleen. Ask your doc to examine you carefully. There are myriad causes for an enlarged spleen, unfortunately none of them good. Get it checked out soon! ...Read more

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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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Why is my left rib cage sore and swollen?

Why is my left rib cage sore and swollen?

Muscle vs bone : Could be muscle (intercostal) vs internal organ... If persistent, probably need to see primary care doctor for work up. ...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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I have a constant pain at the bottom of my right rib cage that is very very sore i can feel the pain in my back as well.

I have a constant pain at the bottom of my right rib cage that is very very sore i can feel the pain in my back as well.

See a doctor: Consider getting evaluated by your doctor sooner than later. Pain in that area can be related to gall bladder issues but would need a more thorough evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I reached over a counter and something popped on my left side above rib cage. It gets sore if I pull on something,etc What is this injury? IA weekno

I reached over a counter and something popped on my left side above rib cage.  It gets sore if I pull on something,etc  What is this injury? IA weekno

Mgt: You may have tendonitis or a strained muscle. If the pain persists, a rib fracture can be ruled out with a radiograph. However, if there are breathing problems associated, please see the ED right away. ...Read more