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I have been having a constant squeezing like pain in the center and right side of my chest like right above my rib cage for 3 days now.?

I have been having a constant squeezing like pain in the center and right side of my chest like right above my rib cage for 3 days now.?

Get EKG: Super important to rule out cardiac cause. Right or left sided chest pain or tightness in female your age have to get EKG. If negative EKG then couyld be simple virus to intercostal muscle strain or sprain ...Read more

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I have had on and off for a few years a squeezing pain under my rib cage in the right back side. I ate popcorn and shortly thereafter I really hurt. I?

I have had on and off for a few years a squeezing pain under my rib cage in the right back side. I ate popcorn and shortly thereafter I really hurt. I?

Back pain: More description of the pain is needed in order to make a differential diagnosis. If it's Sharp, fleeting and worsened with a deep breath, it could be a pinched nerve. Gall stones and a kidney stone can cause pain In this area. A pinched nerve usually resolves. If the discomfort persists see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pain at the top of my belly right under the rib cage no appetite it feels like a squeezing sensation?

I have a pain at the top of my belly right under the rib cage no appetite it feels like a squeezing sensation?

Consult a doc: Please see your doctor. It needs examination. It could be your gallbladder, stomach or liver. ...Read more

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I am sometimes woken up by tightening and squeezing pressure under my rib cage and around my whole body, with shortness of breath?

I am sometimes woken up by tightening and squeezing pressure under my rib cage and around my whole body, with shortness of breath?

Symptoms: There are multiple possible causes for what you describe. The best course would be to see your doctor and be evaluated. Suggesting specific possibilities here without information won't be productive for you. ...Read more

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Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?

Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?

Sounds like it: It sounds like it. I recommend you work with an integrative medicine doctor or functional medicine doctor to find the root cause (s) of your reflux. In the meantime, I recommend you try an elimination diet. At least stop gluten and dairy for a month and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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It feels like someone is squeezing my stomach right where my rib cage opens up. It gets worse after I eat and makes it hard to breathe. What is this?

It feels like someone is squeezing my stomach right where my rib cage opens up. It gets worse after I eat and makes it hard to breathe. What is this?

Gastritis: It sounds as if you have indigestion or a bit of gastritis. This occurs as result of too much acid, from diet, medication or stress. This gives you the symptoms of pressure, bloatedness, worse after eating. I would advise small and frequent meals avoiding acid inducing foods and try some antacids. If no improvement then see your GP for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Have upper mid back pain and feel like a giant hand is squeezing me around rib cage sometimes gasp for breath saw chiro & massage ther lots w/no help?

Have upper mid back pain and feel like a giant hand is squeezing me around rib cage sometimes gasp for breath saw chiro & massage ther lots w/no help?

Stop seeing chiro: There are many things that could be causing your symptoms. If it is not a sore muscle then chiro (massage) is unlikely to help. Heart pain, gallbladder pain, etc can give you similar symptoms and a chiro rubbing your back won't help u. See you md for a work up. If nothing serious is found you can go back to the chiro -- though if it hasn't hellped? ...Read more

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I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.

Strained: Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better)

Hope this helps
Good luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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Spasm under left rib cage?

Spasm under left rib cage?

Need more info.: Structures in that area are spleen, kidney, diaphragm, and intestines. True muscle spasm that comes on after exercise is most likely diaphragm and will resolve with conditioning. Other causes need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Pain in the lower rib cage area?

Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more

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Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Got pain lower part of rib cage?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Potential causes can include pain at the rib bone/ cartilage junction (costochondritis), a thoracic radiculopathy, pleurisy, or from an organ just under the rib such as the liver, lung, gall bladder, stomach, etc. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What causes the rib cage to grow?

What causes the rib cage to grow?

Contents within: The chest grows at a programmed rate from birth 2 accommodate the organs within. ...Read more

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What can cause pain below rib cage?

What can cause pain below rib cage?

There's so much--: -B low the rib cage U have a whole book written on each organ. Needs a little more specificity. A few things that R B low Rlisted. Kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, small bowel, aorta, vena cava, colon.....list of just 1 of these has many possible causes.

B more clear on where the pain is. Just under, R or L & describe the pain. Cramping, after meals, . .. ...Read more

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Is a deformed rib cage correctible?

Yes, surgically: Surgical correction is possible depending on the extent. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the rib cage?

What is the purpose of the rib cage?

Multiple: The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides sites of orgin and insertion for a variety of muscles that assist with your breathing. ...Read more

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Do you have fat under your rib cage?

Do you have fat under your rib cage?

Not typically: If you mean deep to the rib cage, then the answer is typically no. The structure underneath the ribs is the pulmonary cavity which contains the lungs. There is not normally fat in the pulmonary cavity. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What origin is under right rib cage?

What origin is under right rib cage?

Liver: There are several including the liver, gallbladder, the lower portion of the right lobe of your lung, and the upper right portion of your small and large intestine. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Several things: Are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be related to the digestive system or spleen. A physician can help after a more thorough discussion about timing, severity, exacerbating factors and about your medical history. ...Read more

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Discomfort under left bottom rib cage?

Need more: Information. Any associated symptoms, duration of symptoms and exactly what discomfort means to you ...Read more

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What does having a large rib cage mean?

What does having a large rib cage mean?

Usually nothing un-: -less you suffer from chronic lung disease. Check your family history & see if it runs in your family. If no respiratory symptoms, may be genetics. If symptomatic get in touch with a pulmonolgist (sp). Cheaper way is to see your PCP for evaluation & get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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I have pulling pain under right rib cage?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, from superficial causes such as a pulled muscle, costochondritis, etc. Or a deeper cause which can include problems with the liver, lung, or fall bladder. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What is under your rib cage of your right?

What is under your rib cage of your right?

The Liver: The body of the liver is being the right ribs. Also in the area is the right kidney, adrenal gland, and part of the colon. The gall bladder is found associated with the liver as well. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in my rib cage?

Pain: Many things. Among them, your rib could be broken. You could have an infection. The pain could come from something other than your rib. Cancer might do it. Pain from the lung, heart, sternum, liver, spleen, diaphragm... Maybe a more specific question could be better answered here. ...Read more

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Pain on right side, , achy. Inside rib cage?

Pain on right side, , achy. Inside rib cage?

Probably: A simple muscle pull. If it hurts with certain motion and feels painful on the surface that's most likely. Get it checked out if it worsens ...Read more

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Right side sharp pains, bottom of rib cage?

Right side sharp pains, bottom of rib cage?

Talk to your doctor: Muscle pain, liver pain, gall bladder disease or pleurisy are likely causes. Please talk your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more

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Please help! Pain in the rib cage left side?

See a doctor: And read this, it may help you understand of what I think the cause of your pain may be
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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What is under someones left bottom rib cage?

What is under someones left bottom rib cage?

Spleen, tail of pan-: Creas, kidney, colon are the main organs.
See your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms there. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain in left side rib cage?

Get an Examination d: You should visit your doctor if your pain persists beyond 1-2 weeks. The causes of chest pain are quite varied depending on its location, relationship to breathing and any associated symptoms such as cough or breathing difficulty. You need a detailed examination and if needed your doctor can do x-rays of the chest or lungs to check for any internal lung or hreart conditions causing your pain. ...Read more

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What to do if left rib cage is hurting a lot?

What to do if left rib cage is hurting a lot?

See a doctor: But if you can't for some reason see one right away, try swimming "freestyle" to see if it improves what is likely a rib dysfunction or slipped rib syndrome.
Read more about it here:
http://www. Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more

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I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

I have a pain in between the v in my rib cage?

GB, ulcer, GERD?: Gb attacks usually follow a fatty meal. Gerd, esophagitis, gastritis & ulcers r also culprits 4 these symptoms. Get in 2 c a GI specialist 4 eval & possibly some testing. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp, acute pain in the rib cage?

What can cause sharp, acute pain in the rib cage?

Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is under my rib cage on the left when I sit?

What is under my rib cage on the left when I sit?

Multiple things: A portion of the lung, the pancreas, the small and large bowel are all located deep to the ribs on the left side. If you are having trouble, consider being seen. ...Read more