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Spasm Under Left Rib Cage
Spasms under left rib cage almost feels like a baby kicking it comes and goes and if I lay on my back I can see it spasm almost closer to midline left?
I am a 40 yo female with no family hx of heart problems and otherwise healthy. Having muscle spasms under left rib cage no pain 4 or 5 a day for 2 day?
Rib cage: The pains you describe are not likely to relate to the heart. They are more likely musculoskeletal, neurological or inflammatory in nature. ...Read more
I'm experiencing a spasm type pain under my left rib cage that radiates into my back. It comes every three hours or so and lasts for about half hour?
This could be any: Of a number of different problems. You need to see a health care professional for evaluation. ...Read more
I'm having a weird dull spasming on my left side udder my rib cage its really uncomfortable and seems to help a little by standing up. And Gas?
Muscle spasm?: Could be gas, but I have also seen many complaints like this over the years that were due to muscle spasm. Commonly described as pain and a lump that goes down with self massage. Sounds like a hernia, but there are no hernias in this location not associated with a prior operation. Try anti-gas over the counter meds first and see if they help. See your doc if no help. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Intense, stabbing pain, bottom of my rib cage over a 4 hour period, almost feels like really bad heartburn. Went away, now coming back w spasming feel?
See your doctor: Pain at the bottom of your ribs can be from many sources, and certainly, heartburn can be one. However, gallbladder disease and other intestinal problems which often feel like spasms. However, that location can also reflect cardiac pain. Although you're a 30 year old female and that's unlikely, it would be wise to see your doctor in person to explore causes. Especially it's hard to breathe. ...Read more
See your PCP: Regardless the reason, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a referral to a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more
Absolutely: The intercostal muscle insert on the ribs and can certainly go into spasm. There are a number of potential causes and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
I am getting severe muscle spasms on the left just under my rib cage. It is painful & I have to wait unable to move until I actually feel it release.
Pulled muscle: Can do this. Other conditions that can cause pain in this area include Gall bladder disease, pleurisy and heart disease. Your description sounds like you may have stretched too far and pulled a muscle. If you have shortness of breath, sweating, fever or the problem does not resolve see a doctor. ...Read more
What could be causing sharp pain and spasms under rib cage on left side? Bloodwork shows pancreas and gallbladder ok? Nothing shows on ultrasounds?
Been having a slight pressure/fluttery feeling right below my left rib cage. Not experiencing any pain but have had it for about a week now and beginning to get concerned. A friend said it could be a muscle spasm. Should I be concerned?
I think you're...: ...already concerned! Here are some reasons that I, as a doctor, would also be concerned: 1) if it IS painful. 2) If you get other symptoms with it. 3) If it interferes with your regular activities 4) If you're REALLY worried. Sometimes a visit to the doctor is therapeutic if only to reassure you that there's nothing to worry about. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more
I've been having weird gurgling in my chest (left side) snd what feels like muscle spasms under rib cage...What could it be? I have anxiety&stress
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos syndrome. Also few surgeries for rupured disc! My left rib cage is sore and if I raise my left arm it spasms so painfully?
More info needed: The most usual form is the familial hyperextensibility type. Is there a family history? Have you genetics clinic for evaluation and advice? Http://www. Ehlersdanlosnetwork. Org/typesofehlersdanlos. Html A trial of glucosamine sulfate 2 grams per day for at least 30 days may help as much is an NSAID. Your orthopedist may prescribe a short-term prednisone, NSAID, possibly muscle relaxant. ...Read more
I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.
Electrolyte problem?: The nature of your symptoms - muscle spasms in different areas - suggest a systemic problem (something affecting the entire body), rather than a regional one. Electrolyte abnormalities come to mind, specifically low potassium (hypokalemia). Talk to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get blood, urine tested to see if there's an explanation as to why it's occurring. Good luck & thanks for posting ...Read more
I have chest pains under my left breast/rib cage its a stabbing shooting pain its like spasm it really intense hurt when I breath in deeply im 18?
Not heart: This may be muscular or pleurisy. It can really hurt but may be more of a type of inflammation from overexercise or viral illness that is coming on and causes the chest cavity to have pain. If the pain is below the chest cavity it may be all muscular. See the doc but would take antiinflammatories in the meantime. ...Read more
I am 21. I do have problems with my heart, I keep feeling something like a muscle spasm under my left breast in my rib cage should I worry?
Muscle?: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
Ribs: Hace you had trauma to the ribs? Did you ever break any ribs? Otherwise it is most likely related to your stomach. ...Read more
44 year old woman has pain in back and under left rib cage. Pain worsens when laying down. Duration for approximately one week.?
Left rib cage:
Your symptoms indicate that you MUST see your primary doctor. She/he may be able to help you, but if not you will be referred to a specialist.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
See below: It could be any number of things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Cont to follow:
You need to continue to f/up with your DR concerning this.
It is impossible to give you reassurance about this without an exam ...Read more
I had a sudden pain under left rib cage when I cough/move. Its my second day of pain. And What could be the cause of it? I hopes its nothing serious.
Stress fracture: It's very possible you have suffered from a insufficiency fracture of the rib. There are a lot of people who suffer ripped fractures from degrees of severity. Has to take a while to heal and that should return to normal ...Read more
Left intermittent pain under left rib cage. Sometimes comes when I take deep breath. What is it? Have had for about three weeks...Its a new kind of pain for me. Not sure what it could be.
You need to have a complete medical evaluation as it sounds as though your pain has been very persistent. Pain under the left rib cage could represent inflammation of the lining of the lung (pleurisy), infection, kidney issues, or even intestinal or pancreas issues. Please be seen immediately for an evaluation.
If you had worsening pain, fever, cough, vomiting, shortness of breath, or light-headedness, then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more