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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?

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Right side rib cage feels like it protrudes more than the left. Tightness between my right side rib cage and hip bone. Bloating feeling after eating?

Right side rib cage feels like it protrudes more than the left. Tightness between my right side rib cage and hip bone. Bloating feeling after eating?

?scoliosis: If you have a curvature of the spine , as we get older this can affect the rib cage and give the visual impression that the ribs are uneven and protruding. Please see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Epigastric discomfort everyday. Feel tightness right between ribs and lower stomach. Endoscopy fine. Worse after eating or playing. Level 1-2/10. Help?

Epigastric discomfort everyday. Feel tightness right between ribs and lower stomach. Endoscopy fine. Worse after eating or playing. Level 1-2/10. Help?

Dyspepsia: VijayG ~ normal UGI endoscopy and still have dyspepsia. Was H.pylori level tested? Have it done if not Take 1. antacids (any!) ~ 20ml 3 -4 times a day BETWEEN meals, 2. add proton pump inhibitor if that does work (Tagament, Nexium, (esomeprazole)etc) see MD if still in trouble. 3. AVOID: CURRY ! spicy food, alcohol thanks ...Read more

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My hands feel tight and my ribs feel tight. What could be the problem?

My hands feel tight and my ribs feel  tight. What could be the problem?

Inflammation/anxiety: Stiff fingers/hands can be primarily due to rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are other possible causes which may include injury in the finger joints or peripheral neuropathy. You may also have costochondritis, when your ribs get inflamed at the junction with the breast bone. Anxiety and sometime panic attacks can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you break a rib with a.Tight squeeze around chest?

Can you break a rib with a.Tight squeeze around chest?

Possibly: You can break a rib doing a number of things! get an evaluation to determine if it is broken and take the proper precautions to allow proper healing. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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How to tell why i always feel tightness and pain around my ribs and have trouble breathing?

Pain: There are multiple possibilities. Seeing your physician can rule out serious causes of the symptoms. ...Read more

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My boyfriend hugged me to tight and my ribs have been hurting and popping for over a year, do I get it checked?

My boyfriend hugged me to tight and my ribs have been hurting and popping for over a year, do I get it checked?

YES.: One year of pain following an injury, even one caused by an overly strong hug, justifies medical evaluation. I know that getting an appointment can often take a while, so, the sooner you make the call, the better. BTW, I hope your BF wasn't trying to hurt you. ...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?

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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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. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause hoarseness and tightness in the ribs?

Can Barrett's esophagus cause hoarseness and tightness in the ribs?

Possibly related: Barrett's esophagus can result from long term reflux. If reflux is severe it can irritate the vocal cords and cause hoarseness. Reflux can also cause a lot of burning and chest discomfort that can feel like rib tightness. So it is really the reflux that may cause your symptoms, not actually the Barrett's. ...Read more