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My husband has a uncomfortable feeling on his left rib cage when he takes a deep breath or yawns.It gets stronger at night and its been 2 nights now.

My husband has a uncomfortable feeling on his left rib cage when he takes a deep breath or yawns.It gets stronger at night and its been 2 nights now.

Pleuritic pain: Pleuritic pain can be concerning. Frequently benign, but there are few causes that need to be ruled out (i.e. Pulmonary embolism)! pleuritic pain is sharp chest pain that gets worse with deep breathing or coughing. Many conditions can cause pleurisy with infection being most common, but anything that inflames the pleural lining of lung may cause it. He should see a doctor! ...Read more

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I keep having pains below my left rib cage it's quite uncomfortable it's like a dull ache.What could be causing these pains?

I keep having pains below my left rib cage it's quite uncomfortable it's like a dull ache.What could be causing these pains?

Needs evaluation: Possibilities include enlarged spleen, issues from pancreas, colon, stomach, kidney, gallbladder or prior surgery. Your physician can review your history, examine you and may check bloodwork and probably get a ct scan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im having a weird dull spasming on my left side udder my rib cage its really uncomfortable and seems to help a little by standing up. and Gas?

Im having a weird dull spasming on my left side udder my rib cage its really uncomfortable and seems to help a little by standing up. and Gas?

Muscle spasm?: Could be gas, but I have also seen many complaints like this over the years that were due to muscle spasm. Commonly described as pain and a lump that goes down with self massage. Sounds like a hernia, but there are no hernias in this location not associated with a prior operation. Try anti-gas over the counter meds first and see if they help. See your doc if no help. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Painful edge of left rib cage below sternum. Feels like there's some pressure; deep breaths, bending, & moving are uncomfortable. Tender to touch.

Painful edge of left rib cage below sternum. Feels like there's some pressure; deep breaths, bending, & moving are uncomfortable. Tender to touch.

Costochondritis: Many of these symptoms together can point to costochondritis, a benign inflammation of the bone and cartilage of the rib cage. It can be treated with limiting exertion, anti-inflammatories and warm compress. Less likely, there can be more serious concerns. Should you have difficulty breathing, inappropriate sweating, or leg pain or swelling, seek out immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I have pain in back just below my right rib cage. Its been a week now . It can be uncomfortable to sleep.?

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I have pain in back just below my right rib cage. Its been a week now . It can be uncomfortable to sleep.?

Back pain: Need to have it looked at by your primary care doc. To properly diagnose & give tx. ...Read more

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Uncomfortable Pressure under right rib cage like something is pushing. Is it my gallstone?

Uncomfortable Pressure under right rib cage like something is pushing. Is it my gallstone?

Possibly: If this worsens or recurs following fatty meals, it's likely GB disease, but this needs to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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