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Tightness In My Ribcage
Sometimes I wake up to a painful lower ribcage. It feels like there is a tight band around it or like someone squeezing me I can't breathe Female 18?
See below: The most common cause of this is anxiety. If you are overweight and sleeping on your stomach, your diaphragm may be pushed upward, decreasing the volumme of your lung. If that is the case, it will be relieved by sleeping on your back until you have lost weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a tight, crampy to the touch feeling on my left side , just below the ribcage, coud having COPD have anything to do with it?
Multiple causes: You should be examined by a physician to check and make sure that your liver, spleen or kidney are not enlarged. Physical exam is often adequate but some imaging like ultrasound exam or ct scan may be needed. Severe COPD can cause muscle cramp in the muscles of the abdominal or chest wall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't sit w/o having chest pain/tightness in middle of chest n left side of ribcage near heart. Also have shortness of breath and dysapnia?
Substernal chest : Pain/tightness with associated shortness of breath in an adult male is cause for alarm.Call 911. ...Read more
Been having discomfort & tightness in upper left abdomen, under ribcage. Like a balloon wants to burst. Do have rumbling in tummy in same place?
Abdominal pain : Based on the symptoms you are describing it seems you might be having possible gastritis symptoms. However, cardiac chest pain in women especially at your age can present in very non typical way and somehow different than in men. It may appear like abdominal symptoms and mimic this way gastritis. If these symptoms are new and have never been checked for you should go to the ed. ...Read more
Son squeezed my ribcage too tight I heard/felt a pop. now tenderness/bruised w/ breathing/movement this has happened before is it really worth an xray?
Having severe tightness on left side of heart near ribcage worsened by sitting, CT scan was normal, chest xray clear, what could these symptoms be?
Worse sitting?: The only clue in your description is the observation that it's worse sitting. That suggests a muscular cause or possibly a compression neuropathy. A CT of the your cervical spine would rule the latter in or out. If negative, a trial of muscle relaxants and analgesics with physical therapy and heat would be worthwhile. ...Read more
Left sided mild underneath ribcage pain (not at sternum) intermittent, feels swollen. Bra fits tighter on those days. Hurts when pressed diagnosis with divertic 1yr ago. Ct unremark, except for divertic.
What is the most common cause of tightness in the center of chest, shortness of breath, and pressure on left side of heart near ribcage?
Heart attack/angina: It is quite possible that the symptoms you are describing could be due to strain on your heart, or even a heart attack, especially with your history. There are other possible reasons, however. You should see a doctor ASAP. If you are having these symptoms currently, go to the ER. ...Read more
Tight throat, feel that I need to consciously make myself swallow. Stomach pain center of ribcage. scope of throat clear, doc thinks reflux. Help?
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