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What causes Pain below rib cage? Hurts when I breathe

What causes Pain below rib cage? Hurts when I breathe

Doctor can evaluate: One has to find out what is causing pain in order to decide on treatment of it. Things that are under the ribs include the breathing muscles (diaphragm and rib muscles), stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder (which might have gall stones), part of small intestine, part of large intestine, part of the pancreas, etc... If pain comes with breathing, the source could also be ribs and their cartilage. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain from shoulderblade to ribs when coughing why?

Stabbing pain from shoulderblade to ribs when coughing why?

Rhomboids: You could have one of a couple things. It could be a rhomboid spasm, which is a muscle between your shoulder blade and spine and runs over your ribs between the two. The other issue you could have is a posterior or mildly displaced rib. Either way, the cough and forced expansion of your thoracic spine irritates the muscle or the posterior rib. Stretching, exercise, massage, and strengthening helps. ...Read more

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What causes Upper left abdominal pain when breathing deeply?

What causes Upper left abdominal pain when breathing deeply?

Maybe pleurisy?: 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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Pain under right rib cage when i breath in?

See Dr: Likely suspects being liver or gallbladder with inflammation/irritation causing discomfort when pushed on (by you from below or diaphragm from above w/deep breath). ...Read more

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Have pain right side and under rib cage when twist walk ache when breath in?

Have pain right side and under rib cage  when twist walk ache when breath in?

Muscle strain: Abdominal musculature can be agravated withh respirations and movement. Without other symptonms likely the cause but should confirm with physican. ...Read more

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Very sharp pain in upper right rib cage when deep breathing. Dangerous?

May be or not: Any severe pain warrants examination by a health care providers. It may be just rib pain or from lungs or liver/gall bladder.If this persists, I would like you to go see a doc. ...Read more

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History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.

History of Chest pain, hurts when moving around, bending. when laying down back hurts between shoulder blade, rattling in lungs, difficulty breathing.

Too many symptoms--: For me to sort out what is going on in this forum, but many are serious enough that you should see a doctor ASAP!!! Good luck. ...Read more

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Rib cage pain with movement & deep breath. Chest and upper back feel tight. A little congested. Blood clot or chest cold?

Exam: Your question cannot be answere online. Please close your computer and go directly to the ER or your local UC clinic. Your symtoms require an examination, testing and imaging. ...Read more

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What causes sharp upper back pain when taking a deep breath?

What causes sharp upper back pain when taking a deep breath?

Several things: It could be from a cracked rib or inflamed rib joint. A blood clot caught in the lungs can do this. Irritation of the lung lining can do it too. If you are having trouble catching your breath, call your doctor or go to an urgent care or emergency room. ...Read more

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Sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

Sharp, shooting pain in upper right chest area when taking a deep breath or coughing?

Possible nerve issue: This could be a variety of causes. It could be an irritated nerve. It could be muscular. It could also be an inflammation of the area where the rib inserts, costochondritis. typically all of these are self-limited, but an evaluation if it persists is warranted. ...Read more

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Upper back pain between shoulder blade and spine, hurts when breathing in deeply. Slight mucus producing cough, what could it be?

Pleurisy: Sometimes if there's inflammation in the lungs due to infection il it might involve the outer lining of the lung which is called the pleura. If The pleura becomes irritated then you could have "pleurisy" which can cause pain in the chest when you take a deep breath. If you have a fever and the symptoms persist you should have this checked out by your physician ...Read more

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What causes upper right rib cage/back hurt while breathing?

What causes upper right rib cage/back hurt while breathing?

Could be: pneumonia, pleurisy, pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, gallbladder attack, kidney infection, or even shingles. Impossible to tell for sure without exam and tests. Get to a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left rib when breathing, what's wrong?

Sharp pain in left rib when breathing, what's wrong?

Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see your doctor for exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Dull ache in upper right rib cage 
Indention where my second single rib should be.
Shortness of breath
Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Chest pain: Unclear from description where your pain is located;if persistent Id suggest a good physical exam for starting to diagnose prognose and manage your symptoms;at your age demographic a serious organic pathology is unlikely ...Read more

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What causes rib pain when I breathe deeply or bend over?

What causes rib pain when I breathe deeply or bend over?

Rib pain: What part of the rib hurts? If it's at the front where ribs are connected to sternum via cartilage, there may be inflammation of that junction, called costochondritis. Treatment is NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation. If pain is in shaft of rib, see doc for evaluation for cracked rib, osteoporosis, or other condition affecting ribs. ...Read more

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Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade . But originates deep in right chest .

Sharp cutting sensation pain in right chest when breathing deep. Radiates to collarbone or back shoulder blade . But originates deep in right chest .

M.D. visit: The pain that you are experiencing upon inspiration may indicate inflammation or infection of the pleura, which is the lining around the lung. In your age group, malignancy of the pleura is less common. In addition, a collapse of the lung is another possibility. Your doctor may order a chest x ray to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Pain behind lower right rib cage up to shoulder hurts to laugh move n breath?

Several things: It could be your gall bladder, liver problem, a kidney stone or infection, a rib muscle sprain / strain or a infection / inflammation in the right lung or lining of the right lung. If you have nausea, loose bowels then more likely gall bladder. If you have cough or breathing problems, then the lungs may be culprit. Blood in the urine or urinary frequency suggests the kidney stone. See a doc! ...Read more

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Shortness of breath little chest tightness no chest pain but pain in upper back worse when i walk?

See your doctor: Chest tightness and shortness of breath with exertion could be angina or pain from your heart. It also could be asthma, lung infection or several other things. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more