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Symptoms Of Middle Back Pain And Under Ribs
I've woke up with a sore throat and a cough but no other symptoms other than upper and middle back pain around my rear rib cage. What could this be?
Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more
I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when i take a deep breath, what could this be?
Pleurisy: Sounds like it could be pleurisy. If you don't have a rash on your skin that looks like blisters (which would be shingles), this is likely an inflammation of the lining of your lungs. Ibuprofen (if ok with your system) is the treatment of choice. Other possibilities are a pulled ribcage muscle - if that's the case, Ibuprofen is still the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have middle back pain and pain under my left rib cage. There is an increase in pain when i take a deep breath, it is not muscular, what could it be?
Difficult to say: There are many possibilities here. The pain could be coming from the spine. I am not sure how you know it is not muscular. Other possible pain generators include the lungs, ribs or the internal organs. This could be a pain that originates exactly where you feel it or could be referred from a more distant location. You need a good physical examination by an md/do who is used to dealing with this. ...Read more
I have middle back pain that started to the left of my spine and the pain has spread around my side to my ribs. I also have some bruising appearing.?
Middle back pain between shoulder blades that makes it difficult to stand up with crushing chest pain that doesn't go away when I lay down or stand up?
Emergency Room: This type of complaint is better addressed at an emergency room . Please call 911 to transfer you to the hospital immediately. ...Read more
Needs Evaluation: It could be coming from your spine, from your stomach or gall bladder, from something going on inside your chest like pneumonia or a lung tumor, could be your heart or great vessels (aorta). Bottom line is there are too many things that it could be without some investigation. Some of these conditions are life-threatening. Get to a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest and back pain: This could be serious and you should see a cardiologist as soon as possible. However, it could be minor such as a muscle spasm, but please don't ignore it. Depending on your risk factors such as cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure etc you should have perper evaluation to rule out any aortic or cardiac causes. ...Read more
Had chest X-ray for middle back pain. It came back as dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?
Been to er for chest pain, ecg ,blood's ,xray all fine,still having chest and middle back pain.Any idea what could cause my on going chest pain ?.
Of course your heart: is the most critical concern however there are many other issues that can cause "chest pain" Without a thorough history, physical examination and additional testing this is not a problem that will be diagnosable over the internet. See a health care provider for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Have had MRI and CT of chest. I have upper middle back pain. Releaved by bedrest hurts when sitting and bending forward. Mri showed arthritis. ?
57 female.Middle back pain, maybe after eating greasy food.Chest x-ray, blood test , gallbladder normal. Is it a muscle ?Also belches
Abdominal Pain: This might be related to the pancreas. As with most pain conditions, there can be a variety of potential problems that can cause the pain that you are describing. It is difficult to diagnose with the short description given and without a proper physical examination. Pain is often a sign of inflammation. A qualified specialist should be consulted. ...Read more
Chest feels congested/sore, upper middle back pain, slightly stuffed nose, very little to no cough with no phlegm, throat doesn't feel sore, red eye ?
See your doctor: This isn't normal and your doctor will give you specific treatment after physically examining you. You may need to examine you for sinus or upper respiratory infection or symptoms to help you feel better. Rest and hydrate and reduce your high stress level. Avoid sugary sweets, processed foods, fried or non organic meats as well. Let your body and mind rest! ...Read more
Left middle back pain where kidney is, extreme thirst, unirinating less than usual. Possible conditions based on these symptoms?
Adrenal issue: Adrenal insufficiency (with associated lack of hormones that the adrenal gland usually produces) can produce such symptoms. However, pain in the back can have many potential causes (musculoskeletal, GI, gynecologic). Talk to your doctor if symptoms continue to get a thorough evaluation to identify cause of symptoms. ...Read more
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