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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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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