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Upper back & rib cage pain all day.Now 1 sharp pain between breasts over to right & straight through to back.Felt like electricity. Cardiac anxiety!

Upper back & rib cage pain all day.Now 1 sharp pain between breasts over to right & straight through to back.Felt like electricity. Cardiac anxiety!

Not typical: This is not typical for cardiac pain or disease, but you do want to talk with your physician about it. You could be experiencing some digestive issues, including stomach, gall bladder, or pancreas. Depending on severity and whether you're able to contact your physician on the weekend (today is saturday) you may need to be seen in an emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains in my upper back, right behind my rib cage. It's worse in the morning and as I move around the pain slowly dulls. What's wrong?

I'm having sharp pains in my upper back, right behind my rib cage. It's worse in the morning and as I move around the pain slowly dulls. What's wrong?

Sleeping wrong?: It might be the way you sleep. It could be the mattress or the pillows. Are you a smoker? If you smoke, you might be coughing during the night, so you wake up with a bruised rib cage. These are all possible senarios you need to consider. If this problem persists, I advise you to go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe pain under my right rib cage. When i get the pain it travels to my upper back.?

I have severe pain under my right rib cage. When i get the pain it travels to my upper back.?

Gall bladder?: It could be your gall bladder (or several other things). As with any severe pain, you should get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Why am i having constant pain under right rib cage and upper back?

Why am i having constant pain under right rib cage and upper back?

Because: You probably lean to the right all the time with your mouse in the right hand, phone and other devices. Ask someone to observe you sitting from behind and take a picture when you're not aware to see what your posture is like so you can correct it. Your pain can also be secondary to organ dysfunction such as gall bladder, pancreas, stomach or intestine. See a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen

Pain under left rib cage that radiates to the upper back. Feels like its internal. What could this be? Xrays on ribs were normal, blood work on spleen

Many things radiant.: ..2 the upper back & 2 shoulder region. Sub diaphragm: spleen, stomach, splenic flexure of the colon, or air in the peritoneal cavity. Above the diaphragm: pulmonary, PE, pneumonia of any type. If rib imaging was normal U need a chest x-ray, & a CT of the chest/abdomen/pelvis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm having severe severe pain on my right side upper back below the rib cage and wraps arnd to my stomach! what could be going on? It hurts to walk

I'm having severe severe pain on my right side upper back below the rib cage and wraps arnd to my stomach! what could be going on? It hurts to walk

RUQ/flank pain: There are many causes of severe right sided pain where you describe. Gallbladder disease (cholecystitis and/or stone) may be the cause or kidney infection/abcess/stone is another possiblity. A simple ultrasound and blood tests can help with the diagnosis. If the pain 'wraps to the stomach' then pancreatitis or ulcer are other possiblities so it is time to get seen. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Pain along ribs at underwire of bra area & in rib cage below breasts. Upper back pain. Are these related? Constant fear of mi. Doc says heart is fine

Pain along ribs at underwire of bra area & in rib cage below breasts. Upper back pain.  Are these related? Constant fear of mi. Doc says heart is fine

Try this: Wear less restrictive or different style bra but the idea is that it be looser around the rib age area. I have seen this work in a number of patients complaining of pain in the distribution that you are referring. ...Read more

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Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching.. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?

Upper back/neck pain from poor posture and lack of stretching.. Shortness of breath from rib cage restriction. Dizziness when standing. Inflammed back?

Out of balance: You may be deficient in 25-oh vit d3, magnesium and vit k2. Dizziness on standing can come from low blood pressure. Heat, topical magnesium oil and gentle stretching are all helpful for pain and stiffness. Getting a good night sleep, eating healthy unprocessed foods every 3 hours while awake , moving through the day , and lowering stress will help restore balance. ...Read more

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