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What is pain tightness in left ribs just under the breast mean also some pins needles in left arm?

What is pain tightness in left ribs just under the breast mean also some pins needles in left arm?

Muscle/skeletal: Of course, there isn't really enough information to answer this fully, but with those symptoms, you have to think about your heart. Is it worse when you go up stairs? Does it change when you eat? Or bend over? Or lift your arms or twist? Note these things, and pay a visit to your doctor to get this looked into. At your age, though, heart problems are unusual. It is probably the chest wall hurting. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I use BP machine at store it tighten a lot. After it was done I got a tight ness in left rib cage under my breast that comes and goes what could it be?

I use BP machine at store it tighten a lot. After it was done I got a tight ness in left rib cage under my breast that comes and goes what could it be?

If it persists: And it worries you, then see doctor. In all likelihood it is just coincidence. If you have risk factors for an upper extremity deep vein thrombosis, the cuff may have dislodged a clot that led to a pulmonary embolism. This would be very rare. ...Read more

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It has been almost 1.5 month since I was diagnosed with viral fever. Recently I start feeling tightness on my lower left rib through my stomach.

It has been almost 1.5 month since I was diagnosed with viral fever. Recently I start feeling tightness on my lower left rib through my stomach.

R/O PLEURITIS: PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms. Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Sharp-tight pain up under left rib & in left shoulder blad worse if eat. Keep clearing throat but nothing there. Bloods xray scan all clear??

Sharp-tight pain up under left rib & in left shoulder blad worse if eat. Keep clearing throat but nothing there. Bloods xray scan all clear??

Pancreatic problem: If u drink alcohol stop. U may have kidney stones. I may need an endoscopy to look for a stomach ulcer. Try to take OTC Prilosec for 2-3 days and see if pain improves. Drink lot of water but not with meals. Check if have blood in urine, it may be a left kidney stone sometimes ...Read more

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Woke up with extreme pain and tightness in my upper left side ribs. I couldn't even lay on it, it hurt so badly. What's causing this?

Woke up with extreme pain and tightness in my upper left side ribs. I couldn't even lay on it, it hurt so badly. What's causing this?

Strained intercostal: Sometimes we get in strange positions when we sleep and can strain the muscles that run between our ribs. If it goes away, nothing to worry about. If it doesn't improve or gets worse, be evaluated. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest, sometimes my left rib cage feels tight, gas problems, loss of appetite, nausea. My blood and urine tests came normal. Anxiety?

Tightness in chest, sometimes my left rib cage feels tight, gas problems, loss of appetite, nausea. My blood and urine tests came normal. Anxiety?

May be: You may be depressed. It would be prudent to consult your doctor, because if it is due to depression, there are effective treatments for this illness. Depression is not a moral failing, just a chemical imbalance in the brain.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Left side right underneath rib cage hurts. Getting tight pains and feels like its tearing?

Muscle strain?: I would have it looked at asap you may have a pulled or strained muscle, or even a torn muscle, possible broken rib, get it looked at to determine what it is and the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Tight feeling under right rib at the bottom of my rib and pain in one spot of my lowe back left side?

See your doctor: Could be several things, the most common of which in a 24yo is musculo-skeletal strains. If this has persisted for a few days without obvious cause, then see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My side is botherin me it feels like a slight pressure on it, on my left side under my ribs, I may have my belt to tight any ideas when it will go away?

My side is botherin me it feels like a slight pressure on it, on my left side under my ribs, I may have my belt to tight any ideas when it will go away?

? gas or muscular: Left upper abdominal distress at times is due to gas trapped in the splenic flexure of the colon. Do you feel associated bloating? Otherwise muscular discomfort could be the reason. Have your physician check this area. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt everyday? Since february. Left side right side, under my rib cage I have sharp pains, sore and tight pains what's wrong?

Many reasons!: You need to see a doctor because the number of diagnoses that could explain what you are feeling is numerous. I am pretty sure it is not your heart. Sounds more like it is musculo-skeletal or gastroinestinal. ...Read more

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Immediate response please no history of heart problems just tight and hurting back hurting really bad some left side pain around rib cage. Home alone?

Immediate response please no history of heart problems just tight and hurting back hurting really bad some left side pain around rib cage. Home alone?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain symptoms usually has to go to her doctor (or even to the emergency room) to be checked right away for a heart problems, UNLESS there is another convincing reason for chest pain (decided upon by talking with one's doctor). That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a more serious condition. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more

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I have a lump under left rib. It is sore like a contracted muscle that stays tight.

I have a lump under left rib. It is sore like a contracted muscle that stays tight.

Few questions....: With lumps and bumps a picture usually is helpful and I would like to ask a few other things such as: Is it getting bigger? Is it tender to touch? How old are you? Any such lumps before? How long has it been there? ...Read more

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On my left side below my ribs and stomach I have been having serve tightness and feels like it is a brick stuck there. I have good bowel results.

On my left side below my ribs and stomach I have been having serve tightness and feels like it is a brick stuck there. I have good bowel results.

Kidneystone vs pancr: Can be something as simple as a kidney stone vs pancreatic cancer verses of back pain this is a pulled muscle I will check it out the doctor into ...Read more

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Pain left sholder blade, arm pain at times feels numb. Lower rib discomfort neck tight, upper left chest?

Pain left sholder blade, arm pain at times feels numb. Lower rib discomfort neck tight, upper left chest?

Neck v cardiac v: This could be a lower level cervical disc herniation at c6-7 or c7-t1 or it could be a heart issue or even an upper love lung problem. Your age would be more co sister with a musculoskeletal diagnosis but since there is a cardiac possibility, you should get an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more