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Upper Back Rib Cage Pain
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
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
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
Chest pain: If your chest pain is a heavy, pressure type of sensation, you need to urgently see a physician for a cardiac evaluation. Other potential causes of chest/back pain include lung problems, spinal pathology, and vascular problems (i.e. Aortic aneurysm. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
What should I do about my back? Earlier today i hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck . Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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