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Spasms Left Side Under Ribs
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
I have some spasming between what I think is my 5th and 6th rib. Its not painful, but should I see a doctor? It's below my right breast.
Sure: If you are having persistent spasms then a good exam would be beneficial to help diagnose the possible cause and maybe the most appropriate treatment would follow. Best wishes. ...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
Multiple hnp in thoracic and lumbar spine, causing severe spasticity in flanks/ribs. Anyway to prevent or learn them? Ortho and pcp were of no help.
I can no longer swallow with out severe spasms in my upper chest. Chest is also spasming a lot. Had 37cm Hiatus a Hernia 3 years ago. What do I do?
What could cause an hour long episode of deep dull central chest pain spasming to neck and jaw. It was not heart.?
Central chest pain: As described at the reported age a cardiac cause is primary concern;go to the nearest A&E/ER department now. ...Read more
I am going back to the doc something feels not right. My chest muscles keep spasming with my chostochondtitis and my heart rate shoots up.
Good idea: Especially if you are feeling cardiac symptoms, you definitely should go back and be seen for further evaluation. ...Read more
Eval: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. Get medical care if your pain is on-going. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. If you have on-going pain, make sure to get it evaluated medically. Severe abdominal pain = er. ...Read more
Very normal: When surgeons remove the gallbladder through little incisions (laparoscopy), the muscles of the abdomen are greatly stretched from gas inside the belly that lets us see and manipulate the gallbladder and other organs. These muscles are directly attached to the rib cage, especially the lower ribs. This can lead to soreness, especially as you become more active. It will go away. Good luck! ...Read more
My left side under ribs hurts while walking. Noticed it sucks in more than the right side. Is this bad?
LUQ pain under rib: May be stomach (reflux, H pylori)-treat with ranitidine. prevecid, colon-constipation/gas, need milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) fluids, simethicone, or lesions pancreas, breast I have seen even vaginitis/ ovaries cause LUQ pain f/u w/ doc may need CXR, mammogram possible abdominal CT ...Read more
I have been in pain with left side under ribs toward back 6 hours now. Can't sleep or anything! ?
May be kidney stone: You may have a kidney stone or a kidney infection based on your description, and both conditions are very serious, so I recommend you see your Dr as soon as possible! ...Read more
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