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Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Burning feeling upper stomach directly below rib cage. No other symptoms. Ulcer perhaps?

Pain: Ulcer presentation is usually more than just pain - indigestion, nausea, heartburn, pain with relation to food ingestion. Although, if you are taking Ibuprofen and other nsaids, the chance of ulcer is definitely higher. Stop those. Try zantac (ranitidine) or priosec, see if it helps. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Upper left back pain at the quadrant. pain left rib cage & swollen, painful stomach near ribcage. No injury occur. Gastriritis? Wbc is 10.1.

Upper left back pain at the quadrant. pain left rib cage & swollen, painful stomach near ribcage. No injury occur. Gastriritis? Wbc is 10.1.

Wbc not cons w: An elevated white count is not common with gastritis. Have they checked your pancreas? Your pain could be referred from the stomach, pancreas or intestines. The spleen sits at the upper left quadrant too... Hard to say without the full exam and labs to look at. ...Read more

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Can upper rib fractures cause neck pain?

Can upper rib fractures cause neck pain?

Yes: Most traumatic rib fractures cause chest pain and 'rib pain' but 'upper 'rib fractures T2, T1 can cause neck pain.Also if the diaphragm has been injured or if you have 'bruised ' your collarbone neck pain is common as pain can be referred there or muscle attachments can be affected. See your physician for examination to rule out other sources for your pain. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Coughing with upper right back pain hoarseness of voice, malaise? left calf and ankle w/pitting edema

Coughing with upper right back pain hoarseness of voice, malaise? left calf and ankle w/pitting edema

Get checked out: Coughing and back pain with a swollen leg need to be evaluated for blood clots migrating from the leg to the lung. Pneumonia is another possibility. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 36+4 weeks pregnant and experiencing a mild headache accompanied by severe upper/mid back pain. And occasional upper abdomen pain (above ribs).

I'm 36+4 weeks pregnant and experiencing a mild headache accompanied by severe upper/mid back pain. And occasional upper abdomen pain (above ribs).

Pain: Hard to know for sure what this is without knowing your vitals and asking more questions. Probably best to call your OB/midwife. Even if the office is closed he/she probably has an answering service. Would be concerned if associated with worsening shortness of breath. This could be a variety of things, some serious and some easily addressed. Make the call today ...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

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What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?

Yes: All of the above listed symptoms may occur. Including tenderness with palpation of the rib. Depending on he area involved pain usually occurs due to irritation and impingement of the intercostal nerve above the affected rib or pressure on the costochondral joint itself. ...Read more

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Symptoms include upper back pain tightness in chest, please help?

Symptoms include upper back pain tightness in chest, please help?

Rest relax exercise: Rest relax exercise you could search the internet for stretching exercise for low back pain visit to chiropractor could help you find the problem and get relieved over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) could help as well. ...Read more

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Having symptoms like shallow breathing, nose congestion, pinching pain in upper back near spine and occasionally left arm, sinus pressure, tightness?

Having symptoms like shallow breathing, nose congestion, pinching pain in upper back near spine and occasionally left arm, sinus pressure, tightness?

See MD: anytime you have chest tightness or pain I would see someone. My assumption is that you have pleurisy which is inflamed lung lining which can happen with an infection. But I would see someone for an exam. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chest pain and tightness, rib cage pain bilateral made worse by bending trunk, back pain between shoulder blades on right?

Musculoskeletal Pain: Pain on both sides of chest made worse by bending and back pain seems to be musculo skeletal pain.You can try aleve (naproxen) or Motrin and if not better have it checked by your family physician. ...Read more

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Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

Experiencing dull upper chest and upper back pain with orthopnea.?

See a Doc: If you are having such symptoms, you could be having symptoms of congestive heart failure. You should see your doctor asap or go to an er if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What would cause one sharp deep pain in chest to the left of sternum? No other symptoms. Chronic upper back pain.

Depends: To answer this question, we like to know the duration of this pain, the nature, provoking factors and relieving factors. Causes can be due to muscle strain, heart disease, lung disease, infections, tumors, esophageal spasms, blood clots, etc. Get checked out ! ...Read more

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Upper back pain and chest pain can be signs of?

Upper back pain and chest pain can be signs of?

anything: That could be a sign of heart disease, aortic disease, vertebral column arthritis. Degenerative disk disease, pancreatic disease, peptic ulcer disease, biliary tract disease. And many more possibilities. See if you can obtain some further details. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp burning pain lower pec sternum area during cough. No pain resting, breathing. Recent bout with flu. Muscle/tissue inflamed?

Get chest X-ray : There many things that can cause these types if symptoms. There is a chance you could have a pneumonia or it may come from your chest wall. See your doctor for a physical exam. She or he may order a chest x-ray for you. ...Read more

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Right flank aching, pain below right rib bottom rib, upper abdominal bloating. Could this be a kidney infection?

Right flank aching, pain below right rib bottom rib, upper abdominal bloating.  Could this be a kidney infection?

Gallbladder : The bloating would point towards an intestinal, gallbladder problem, but this is easily sorted out with an ultrasound, some labs and a urine specimen. ...Read more

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What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

Cannot comment: Your symptoms are not specific enough to make a comment - is the swelling in the skin? Is it associated with shortness of breath? Any color changes? Weight? Difficulty swallowing? Normally swelling is gravity dependent, affecting more the legs and lower abdomen. If indeed this is upper abdomen, chest and back, then you should see your physician for more testing to look at the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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Severe pain after hitting left upper quadrant of abdomen. Any ideas?

Many possibilities: There are several possibilities. Minor accident or major car accident? Possibilities range from mild muscle trauma pain, rib or rib fracture pain & less likely spleen, liver, or lung injury. Would need to see a doctor for a better evaluation. ...Read more