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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain in my left rib?

What does it mean when I have a sharp pain in my left rib?

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. Could also be a problem from within the chest like the heart, stomach esophagus or even kidney. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have severe pain in my upper right ribcage, shoulder, and back?

Right upper pain: This could be a local or systemic cause. Therefore, a full history and physical is best done by an orthopaedic surgeon to start to narrow the various causes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have pain in my right shoulder and rib cage when I breath?

What does it mean when I have pain in my right shoulder and rib cage when I breath?

Pleuritis: Pain in the chest wall related to breathing is called pleurisy and can result from inflammation of the pleural membrane around your lungs. This can be seen with upper respiratory infections or viral/bacterial pneumonia, among other causes. Pain in the chest wall related to breathing can also be caused by an intercostal muscle strain (the muscles between your ribs). This can be caused by coughing. ...Read more

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What could it mean when I have pain in the upper right part of my chest, like right under my collar bone? It hurts when I try to breathe in.

What could it mean when I have pain in the upper right part of my chest, like right under my collar bone? It hurts when I try to breathe in.

Pain inChest: Most probabely you have costochondritis which is quite common, but without examination it is difficult to be sur.Since it hurts when you breathe, it could be pleuritic pain.You need to see your doctor have him check you and if he feels you need xray to meke the diagnosis, he will order that and find the cause.Costochondritis can be trated with anti inflammatory pain meds, but other conditions are diff. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have sharp panes in my lower tummy?

What does it mean when I have sharp panes in my lower tummy?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a fluttering in right rib cage?

What does it mean if I have a fluttering in right rib cage?

Heart Issues?: This can be from something as simple as too much caffeine to a more serious issue such as heart problems. I'd get that checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a shooting pain down my right arm?

What does it mean if I have a shooting pain down my right arm?

Possible: Problem in the neck such as disk herniation causing compression or chemical irritation of the nerves that go to the arm. See your pain management doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have chest pain right between my breasts?

Many causes: Chest pain is a symptom that should be evaluated by a doctor. There's a long list of possible causes. Many are not serious but, of course, a few can be life threatening. So do yourself a favor and go see your family doctor. You'll be glad you did! ...Read more

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What does it mean i have a really sharp pain in my right side of my back in the bottom?

Back pain: There are various possible causes including strain,muscle,spinal including disk disease, kidney problem including a stone but if motion of the spinal area worsens the discomfort it usually points to musculoskeletal causes. If you can't get relief consult your physician. ...Read more

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My left side under the ribs cage is in pain and so it upper left side chest . I also have the sharp pain i n my head. I don't know what is happening ?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left lung hurts when i cough? My lower left back of the rib cage hurts when i cough. I currently have a cold\ sinus infect.

What does it mean if my left lung hurts when i cough?  My lower left back of the rib cage hurts when i cough.  I currently have a cold\ sinus infect.

Let me explain: Pneumonia often mimics the flu, beginning with a cough and a fever, so you may not realize you have a more serious condition. Symptoms can vary depending on your age and general health. The symptoms: fever lower-than-normal body temperature in older people cough shortness of breath sweating shaking chills chest pain that fluctuates with breathing (pleurisy) headache muscle pain fatigue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a sharp pain on the left side right under my breast bone above my rib cage?

Pain: If the pain worsens with deep breath or movement of upper chest it's likely muscular especially in younger patients without risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a pain in the left top of my testicle?

What does it mean when I have a pain in the left top of my testicle?

Infection: You likely have epididymitis, an inflammation of the epididymis which surrounds the back portion of the testis and wraps up toward the top of the testis. This is the most common condition matching your symptoms, however you should be examined to rule out other possible and more concerning conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have pain in my left armpit, breast and upper left back and sudden nausea ?

What does it mean when I have pain in my left armpit, breast and upper left back and sudden nausea ?

Chest pain: I suspect you have a musculoskeletal problem and a rib out of structural alignment. At your age, it is doubtful that this is a cardiac disorder. Find a chiropractor or osteopathic physician who specializes in structural disorders as a place to start. (go to the american academy of osteopathy - aao- for more information. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i have a sharp pain right side of my chest near middle of my chest. It comes and goes put is painful?

Costochondritis : This sounds like a typical case of costochondritis, inflammation of the cartilage at the joint of rib to sternum ("chest plate"). Ibuprofen can be helpful though only necessary if the pain is a nuisance. It should heal within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lower right side hurt when i move?

Could be: Appendicitis. Other possibilities are ruptured ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, kidney stones, urinary tract infection, ileitis. But the important one is appendicitis, because it requires immediate surgery in order to prevent complications such as abscess and peritonitis. Go see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my lower right side, hurts more when I sneeze. what is it?

What to do if I have pain in my lower right side, hurts more when I sneeze. what is it?

Hernia?: There are many potential causes for this including strained muscles. But you have had this for a long time, I would consider an inguinal hernia to be top on this list. Check with your doctor about this since a strangulated hernia can potentially occur at any time and will become a medical emergency if left untreated. ...Read more