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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What causes the muscles are under the left rib cage to hurt?

What causes the muscles are under the left rib cage to hurt?

Many possible causes: Muscle strains, pneumonia in the l lower lobe, spleen inflammation, constipation, gas cramps in the colon, etc. See you doc for furhter evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

What can cause muscle twitching right below my left breast, around my rib cage?

Various: Irritation of muscles due to overuse or contorted positions; irritation of the intercostal nerves in the rib cage; irritation of thoracic nerve roots often from compression; irritating lesions deep to the muscle such as tumors, infections, etc. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spams in the muscles connected to my rib cage?

What causes muscle spams in the muscles connected to my rib cage?

Many reasons: To have spasm in general means the muscles this means the muscle irritated it? The irritation could come from the muscle itself or from the nerve feeding that muscle. The cause for the first one, injury to the muscles, lack of fitness, overwork those muscles. Nerve injury, if the nerve to muscles is injured, that leads to the same thing. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms under right rib cage?

Diaphragm.: It could be your diaphragm. Make sure you stretch your trunk muscles routinely, it could help. ...Read more

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Why might I have muscle spasms and growling sounds under my left rib cage?

Why might I have muscle spasms and growling sounds under my left rib cage?

Maybe you are: Hungry? If your stomach pain and growling and muscle spasms are severe you should see a doctor ro possible a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have this pulsating pain on my lower left rib cage think it might just be muscle spasms?

See your PCP: Regardless the reason, pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP for evaluation or a referral to a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have muscle spasms around left or right rib cage?

Is it possible to have muscle spasms around left or right rib cage?

Absolutely: The intercostal muscle insert on the ribs and can certainly go into spasm. There are a number of potential causes and usually a detailed exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I currently have an ongoing (4 year) muscle problem with my left rib cage. What kind of specialist should I see?

I currently have an ongoing (4 year) muscle problem with my left rib cage. What kind of specialist should I see?

Shoulder Specialist?: Good question. Just from your description the pain could be multiple sources like the cardiac and pulmonary systems as well as GI system, but may also be musculoskeletal pain and/or referred pain from the shoulder so start with a thoughtful detailed examination with you preferred physician and go from there. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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Im.havibg a muscle spasim under left rib cage it hurts and i gave to stetch and move ti get rid of.it what coukd it be ?

Im.havibg a muscle spasim under left rib cage it hurts and i gave to stetch and move ti get rid of.it what coukd it be ?

Dehydration: Common causes of muscle spasms are dehydration and not having the correct vitamin/minerals around. I suggest drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily and avoiding caffeine and alcohol (they cause dehydration) and adding a multivitamin/multimineral supplement daily. Regular stretching or yoga can also help. ...Read more

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Keep getting muscle spasms at the sides and bottom of my rib cage mostly happens on the right side. What can cause this? Thankyou!

Several possibilitie: I am sorry to hear of your pain. The differential diagnosis includes scoliosis with muscle spasm along the convexity of the curve, thoracic nerve root injury, or retroperitoneal problems such as kidney stones. I am sure there are others so please see your primary care doctor and discuss the possibilities. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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Is there a muscular disease that restricts your rib cage from expanding? Poor posture has caused my rib cage to become restricted by the muscles.

Several, but: Several neuromuscular diseases could do this and posture could restrict rib cage expansion, but should not directly affect muscles. ...Read more

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I am getting severe muscle spasms on the left just under my rib cage. It is painful & I have to wait unable to move until I actually feel it release.

I am getting severe muscle spasms on the left just under my rib cage. It is painful & I have to wait unable to move until I actually feel it release.

Pulled muscle: can do this. Other conditions that can cause pain in this area include Gall bladder disease, pleurisy and heart disease. Your description sounds like you may have stretched too far and pulled a muscle. If you have shortness of breath, sweating, fever or the problem does not resolve see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasm beneath rib cage ?

Muscle Spasm: Severe cough and undue exertion like lifting heavy stuff can cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain/cramp on left rib cage. Could it be something serious? How do you know it's just the rib muscles?

Probably not: Concerning chest pain is exertional pattern short lived random pain at rest is usually a rib muscle spasm chest everytime you walk up hill is concerning. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching below my left rib cage. What could be wrong?

Muscle twitching below my left rib cage. What could be wrong?

See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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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