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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Rib Cage Area

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Having mild bronchitis, breathing difficulty, pain on both sides (front and back) rib cage level. Now tightness around diaphragm area.

Having mild bronchitis, breathing difficulty, pain on both sides (front and back) rib cage level. Now tightness around diaphragm area.

Breathing difficulty: You should go to the emergency department since you are having breathing problems. The tightness could be muscles because of your breathing or something else

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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It feels tight under my right rib cage above my hip bone, no pain when I touched it, not really a lump just hard area maybe muscle hopefully.

It feels tight under my right rib cage above my hip bone, no pain when I touched it, not really a lump just hard area maybe muscle hopefully.

Hopefully: This condition will be examined, I could not begin to guess; however, it might be muscular; however, requires an examination- asap.

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Sudden tight pains in rib cage and across middle of back?

Sudden tight pains in rib cage and across middle of back?

Tightness c/w muscle: contraction, which (if enough & sustained) can become painful. All our muscles (heart muscle more so; especially inner walls nearest chambers)? blood flow during contraction. The contraction pressure opposes &? es blood flow into muscles via arteries & capillaries while? Es flow outward into the veins. Thus sustained contractions induces ischemia & (if long enough) contractions become painful.

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

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.

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What are the possible causes of feeling pain/tightness down below your rib cage? It's more of tightness than pain though.

What are the possible causes of feeling pain/tightness down below your rib cage? It's more of tightness than pain though.

Many causes: Tightness in the chest area can be a sign of a heart attack. If this persists, then you may want to go see a doctor asap. Urgent care or er. Other causes could be muscle soreness, gastrointestinal issues or lung issues. Please have your md evaluate you.

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How to confirm sideway slant of the spine? I suspect my spine is slanted to one side giving a tight feeling to one side of my body under the rib cage

How to confirm sideway slant of the spine? I suspect my spine is slanted to one side giving a tight feeling to one side of my body under the rib cage

Exam and X-rays: Some people have a degree of kyphoscoliosis which can make the spine appear to slant to one side. You health provider can determine if you have this condition. Many cases are mild and do not require any specific treatment.

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Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

Back pains & tightness under rib cage also nasuea?

Depends on cause: Depends on age, when started, how, if teenager unlikely heart unless chest pain with exertion, if older, pressure at heart area, radiating down left arm/jaw with exertion, resolves with rest could be heart call 911 to be sure not heart, if pain started at rest still could be heart. If sharp pain localized and tender point at area or associated with trauma or movement unlikely the heart.

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Tightness/bloating under rib cage, slightly to right. Sitting down, some relief. First standing feel tight ball- better when I stand or lie down. Help?

Tightness/bloating under rib cage, slightly to right. Sitting down, some relief. First standing feel tight ball- better when I stand or lie down. Help?

Needs further eval!!: At your age, need to know duration/ onset of symptoms, need physical exam!! Our concern is missing a tumor or malignancy!! Labs and imaging with CT or at least sonogram, symptoms could mean Gallbladder problems- gallstones? What other symptoms? Weight loss? Urine changes? Bowel changes? Food makes symptoms worse??! Best if seen by internal medicine, GI or surgeon! Good Luck

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Chest pain I have tightness under let rib cage and pain for almost two weeks. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: See a dr. Asap-as soon as posible-even emergency room if with chest pain. You want to make sure it is not your heart. (the computer is not the realm for asking queations about chest pain, that may not be answered for a while, . ..Any chest pain, call your dr. Asap)... Good luck.

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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.

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Hi I have been coughing so much to the point where I throw up. And now my rib cage feels as if it's tight when standing and hurts. A lot of discomfort?

Hi I have been coughing so much to the point where I throw up. And now my rib cage feels as if it's tight when standing and hurts. A lot of discomfort?

Cough / chest pain: A lot of coughing can cause strain of your rib cage. If you are in a lot of discomfort it is time to see your doc to consider a chest XR to explain your cough or maybe some meds to help your pain and suppress your cough.

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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".

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What could be the cause of chest pain and tightness, rib cage pain bilateral made worse by bending trunk, back pain between shoulder blades on right?

Musculoskeletal Pain: Pain on both sides of chest made worse by bending and back pain seems to be musculo skeletal pain. You can try aleve (naproxen) or Motrin and if not better have it checked by your family physician.

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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.

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Top left rib cage and left side abdomen feels heavy and tight, painful to bend over& rolling ball sensation, can't eat, shortness of breath?

Top left rib cage and left side abdomen feels heavy and tight, painful to bend over& rolling ball sensation, can't eat, shortness of breath?

Indigestion?: You are young so chances of serious heart conditions are lower. This could be indigestion, gas, asthma, or a virus in the ribcage. If you are in that much pain though, you should get checked out.

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I have a tightness in my upper right rib cage that is very uncomfortable. Also, my mouth and tongue burn 24/7. Could you comment on these symptoms?

I have a tightness in my upper right rib cage that is very uncomfortable. Also, my mouth and tongue burn 24/7. Could you comment on these symptoms?

Rib pain could: Be musculoskeletal, heart or lung related. The burning of the tongue and mouth could be from dryness or acid reflux. See ur dr asap for any concerns. If it's squeezing or pressure like chest pain, go to the er right away. Ur ms may contribute to ur symptoms. God bless u! http://www. Healthline. Com/health/multiple-sclerosis/going-herbal-vitamins-and-supplements-for-multiple-sclerosis.

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Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Hang over: Hour symptoms are similar to hangover (alcohol withdrawal) symptoms after moderate to heavy drinking. In most isolated cases the symptoms should resolve in a couple of days without intervention and a regular intake if non-dehydrating fluids and nutrition. Check with physician if such episodes become frequent with dependency when social life start getting affected. Be careful out there:)

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Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom. Does this cause those SX?

Tight aching rib cage muscles front and back when walking fast. I think I have costochondritis but this is a new symptom. Does this cause those SX?

Chest wall pain: If you do, indeed, have costochondritis, then this could explain your pain. Usually this pain is only in the front along your breast bone and edges of ribs. It could also be pleuritis.