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Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?

Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?

Gall bladder?: Pain under the right ribs is usually gall bladder or liver. Does eating seem to worsen the pain at all? Certain types of foods make it worse? Any reason to suspect enlarged liver such as obesity or heavy alcohol use? I would see your doctor for a check on this ...Read more

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Tenderness under right rib cage; shortness of breath; constant fatigue; loss of appetite; unintentional weight loss; ?

Tenderness under right rib cage; shortness of breath; constant fatigue; loss of appetite; unintentional weight loss; ?

U need 2 B Worked up: for hepatitis 4 sure. Also TB. With TB there is usually fever & night sweats. If U have not been skin tested please do so. Even if U were TB-, ,U may have converted to+. B sure 2 see someone in infectious diseases, U do need 2 get a Dx & then a plan of care can B established. When Cn tell all such as IV/IM drug use as well as sexual activity, B honest & forthcoming. ...Read more

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Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

No narcotics: if you are not getting relief, I suggest calling your prescribing physician and after stopping opioids and NSAIDS and ask about the use of a steroid dose pack ( Medrol (methylprednisolone) or prednisone ). Narcotics will not cure the inflammation. ...Read more

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Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Dx costochondritis now tender over entire rib cage front&back of neck scalp breast and Jaw stiffness. Mild relief with opiod and NSAIDS is this normal?

Not normal!: Need to see your PCP and get further work up. Jaw stiffness along with all the inflammation in your body needs to be investigated and worked up with labs, and possible imaging. Discuss with your doctor. Don't delay! Mild relief is not enough. You are only treating symptoms. Let your doctor take the next steps! ...Read more

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Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.

Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.

See you MD: You need to get a complete history and physical, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to evaluate the source of your distress. Perhaps dietary restrictions may be at fault but other more serious causes should be excluded first such as pancreatitis, malabsorption, hepatitis, and/tumors. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my rib cage tender?

Why is the top of my rib cage tender?

Rib cage pain: Consider costochondritis, sprain, strain, bone contusion as most likely cause. Other causes include cardiac or referred neurogenic pain. ...Read more

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I am having pain on right side, hurts to breath in. Tender to touch near rib cage.?

I am having pain on right side, hurts to breath in.  Tender to touch near rib cage.?

Intra abdominal prob: More likely than not, you might have gall bladder or liver problem. Tummy is considered to be a 'pandora's box' in medicine and if the pain persist, go to urgent care, er or doc. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain between the rib cage, right bellow the rib cage. Tender to touch and feels, "swollen." The pain radiates into my ULQ. ?

Orthopaedic care: These complaints are concerning for infection or neoplasia. I would recommend seeing your family doctor for imaging studies. ...Read more