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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pain, left side lower rib under arm to upper rib?

Pain, left side lower rib under arm to upper rib?

See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completely harmless to very serious. Your doc will need to know how old you are, other illnesses or conditions you have, when you have the pain, what causes it, makes it better etc., you need a visit with a good doctor, not 400 characters or less. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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Sharp upper left back pain and left rib/ breast pains?

Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Right side upper abdomen pain under rib cage causes?

Possibilities: Ruq abdomen is home to the liver, gall bladder, small intestines, diaphragm. Gall bladder stones, duodenal ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, and sometimes atypical appendicitis can cause RUQ pain. Persistent pain warrants immediate evaluation by doctor. ...Read more

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Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Twisting pain under my left rib cage?

Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or unusual straining. Any fever, nausea, cough, URI symptoms, GI symptoms? Previous history of same problem? Worsening activities/movements. Relieving activities/movements/ meds. A shot in the dark without more information or a star trek tricorder. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Stabbing pain below rib cage lower left back?

Kidney: There are several diseases that can cause pain in this area. Kidney stones are the first thing that came to mind when i read your question but infection (like shingles) broken rib and mush more need to be considered. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have pain radiating from left mid rib to back under left shoulder blade?

Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right side under ribs?

Pain in upper right side under ribs?

Be checked: It is likely to be musculoskeletal in nature, but it could also be your gall bladder. If it is not improving you should be evaluated with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back ?

Right upper abdominal pain under rib cage radiating through to back
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Likely Gallbladder: Right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back is often gallbladder related but could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Best to get checked by a doctor. They can order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain upper left. Directly down from front of left rib cage.

Abdominal pain upper left. Directly down from front of left rib cage.

Lots possible...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Steady pain under my left rib cage above belly?

Steady pain under my left rib cage above belly?

Pains: Several things n that area-lungs, stomach, ribs, spleen, etc. You need a full History and physical with steady pain to properly diagnose what you may have causing your pains, and then the treatment would follow. best wishes. ...Read more

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Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Right upper abdomen pain radiates upto to right chest and right side back pain?

Check with your PMD: The pattern of your pain is compatible possibly with a gall bladder problem but it could be coming from any other GI structure. I would check with your primary doctor first. If you don't have one, consider contacting a GI specialist and see if they'll get you in sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side lower rib cage?

Need tests to treat: If pain is sharp , need to find thecause by exam and tests to find the cause , please see your doctor , or go to nearest er. ...Read more

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Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Rib dysfunction: This kind of pain, along with the tingling (neuro type symptom) is commonly seen in my practice.Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but when one or more locks & stops moving properly, pain-sharp or severe aching-results, usually in upper back.Vertebrae may also be involved.Osteopathic hands-on exam recommended.Gentle manipulation may free the rib, & stop the symptoms. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on side of ribs under arm pit, sometimes moves back near shoulder blades?

Costochondritis?: Superficial chest wall pain in young women is very common. If you press gently on the painful area and find a spot that's tender to the touch -- but not red, hot, or swollen -- that might be it. See an md if you have fever, cough, weight loss, bloody sputum, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Costochondritis is harmless and often due to stress. See the mayoclinic.Com discussion on this topic. ...Read more

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Upper back pain undef left shoulder?

Thoracic pain: This is unfortunately a very nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Pain left upper side next to rib cage?

Several things: are possible including muscle/ligament strain, infection, inflammation of the lining of the lung. If lower down on the side, then could also be related to the digestive system or spleen. A physician can help after a more thorough discussion about timing, severity, exacerbating factors and about your medical history. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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