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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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Numbness in left rib cage?

Numbness in left rib cage?

Nerve problem: Possibilities: pinched nerve in back, bulging disc, early (pre-rash) shingles, traumatic neuropraxia (bruised nerve) , tumor, heart attack, other. It's worth seeing a physician about. Go to er immediately for any chest pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest.

Pain in left side of chest.

Get eval: Without any other information and just a statement saying "pain in Left side of chest" my only recourse is telling you to get an evaluation ASAP, to assure it is not your heart. ...Read more

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I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

I have left sided pain under my rib cage with burning in left breast and chest pain.

Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal reflux, and sometimes from abdominal organs such as bowel. Stomach , gall bladder, etc. In the chest pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, collapsed lung etc. You should consult physician for physical examination and testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at least a visit to your provider. ...Read more

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PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes. ...Read more

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Burning in left side of chest. Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

Burning in left side of chest.  Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

The textbook says...: This type of pain may need a thorough check with an urgent care physician if sudden onset. If it is chronic, see a doctor to evaluate your neck/ shoulder for a muscle sprain/ neck problems, etc. ...Read more

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Fluttering in left lower rib cage and stomach?

Fluttering in left lower rib cage and stomach?

Could: Could just be gas which isnt uncommon. If it persists see your physician for a work up. ...Read more

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Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Rib dysfunction: This kind of pain, along with the tingling (neuro type symptom) is commonly seen in my practice.Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but when one or more locks & stops moving properly, pain-sharp or severe aching-results, usually in upper back.Vertebrae may also be involved.Osteopathic hands-on exam recommended.Gentle manipulation may free the rib, & stop the symptoms. ...Read more

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What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

What would cause burning pain in left shoulderblade, under armpit in left rib cage along bra line, under left breast, and in left side arm near bicep?

Burning pain: Have you experienced a rash in that same area? You are describing the pain that one sees with shingles. The pain will follow the path of a nerve affected by the reactivation of the virus that causes Chicken Pox. ...Read more

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Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?

Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?

Muscular pain: Doesnt really sound like heart or lung pain. It sounds more like a musculoskeletal type of pain since it hurts, changes when you move. Try some OTC anit inflammatories such as alleve or motrin and see if they pain resolves. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Vague: Would need a thorough history and exam. Need to know duration, severity, chronic or acute, with or without function or breathing in or out or both. I would go to a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Dull ache in upper right rib cage 
Indention where my second single rib should be.
Shortness of breath
Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Chest pain: Unclear from description where your pain is located;if persistent Id suggest a good physical exam for starting to diagnose prognose and manage your symptoms;at your age demographic a serious organic pathology is unlikely ...Read more

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Slight twinges of pain in rib cage and middle back pain cancer?

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

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Upper left chest pain when moving left arm?

Likely muscular: Usually if the pain occurs with movement it is probably related to the muscles that enable your arm to work. If you can recreate the pain by pressing on the area with your hand/fingers this should make it more clear that it is muscular in nature. Feel better. ...Read more