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X Ray Of Rib Cage
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You need to continue to f/up with your DR concerning this.
It is impossible to give you reassurance about this without an exam ...Read more
I have pain under my right rib cage...I am a smoker, 29 yrs old. Had a chest X-ray less than a ur ago and everything was good?
Pain under rib cage: Please provide more information in regards to the pain, is it dull, throbbing, stabbing or burning in nature. As you have stated that you are a smoker. And if it burning sensation under your rib cage then it could be due to acid reflux take zantac (ranitidine) and see if that helps alleviate the pain ...Read more
Blood work, urinalysis and X-ray of chest normal but bilateral abodominal pain just below rib cage persist. Can it be cancel?
Hard to say.: How long have you had the pain? Do you have other symptoms, like weight loss, change in bowel or bladder habits, unexplained vaginal bleeding, night sweats, etc.,? Do you have af family history or any risk factors for cancer? The fact that those tests were normal is good but more testing is needed to find out cause if pain continues. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 19 and I accidentally found out I have scoliosis afyer a chest X-ray looking for causes of my dyspnoea likely cause? My rib cage sticks out on left
Pain upper left side under rib cage just below left breast. Mammogram, x-ray, CT scan, colonoscopy and urine all fine. Help.
Can I take iburprofen for right side rib cage pain? And what can it be I had x rays and everything looks normal doctor said.
"Pleurodynia": A very fancy sounding medical name for pain in the rib cage usually made worse with breathing and usually due to a harmless viral illness. Another cause may be a simple "pull" of the intercostal (muscles between our ribs which help us breathe. You can take ibuprofen for both of these reasons. As long as your chest xray is negative NOT TO WORRY! ...Read more
I have a painful lump on my left rib cage. I had two ultrasounds and three x-rays in the past two years and they found nothing. What is this?
I have a dull pain that comes and goes in my right upper quadrent under my rib cage I had x rays done at ER it's not my gull bladder or a blood clot?
Pain in the side!: Ruq pain can come from a variety of different sources. Gall bladder is a common source however but one of many possibilities. Xray surely isn't going to decipher if the pain is gallbladder related. Ultimately you would need to get an ultrasound of your gallbladder. Other things that can cause RUQ pain include, pleurisity, trauma, hepatitis, musculoskeletal. ...Read more
Mod-severe moving pain in right chest, back & under right rib cage for 3 mos. Radiates down arm. Not esophagitis or pleurisy. MRI, CTs & X-rays have shown no problems. Intercostal nerve block didn't help
My right side rib cage pain is burning and aching can it possibly be ucler or liver issue? I had an xray and it was normal.
What causes recurrent pleurisy, with consistent pain in the lower rib cage that is not effected by breathing? Clear xray, spirometry good
Something else: If this is not affected by breathing, it is not likely from pleurisy but from something else at the lower rib cage. If your family doctor can't help you, get a second opinion. ...Read more
I have a egg sized lump on my right rib cage at approximately the 1st rib. It is hard as bone and shows up on xray, painless. What do you think it is?
Egg sized lump: Sounds to possibly be an osteoma, which is a benign growth of bone tissue on top of existing normal bone. ...Read more
Will an xray of the rib cage appear different between bruised&fractured ribs and what would the difference be? Can xray show organ damage?
Yes and no: An x-ray can show a fracture of the ribs but will not show a bruise. However, rib fractures can be hard to see and may be missed. Which organ are you referring to? Organ damage is hard to see on x-ray depending on the organ. Lung damage can be seen but you will need a CT scan with Contrast to see Liver, spleen or kidney damage. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal: Rib cage pain can be due to problems in any of the building blocks of that structure. Negative imaging of the bony elements is reassuring however a good clinical exam performed correctly should help to further narrow down a possible cause. If this is a nerve or muscle issue further imaging may not be helpful although your doc may consider an MRI or bone scan. A trial of therapy may be indicated. ...Read more
Constipated and full, chills like fever, pain under the left rib cage for a month now. Very unwell. Which exam to check pliz. Xray good, ECG good. Thx?
I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.
Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Pain in upper left abdomen near rib cage. Xray of ribs and blood work on spleen normal. What else could it be? Ulcer maybe?
Many things: Costochondritis of anterior rib not usually seen on xray. Pain in upper abdomen can because by different organs in region.Pancreatitis, gastritis or ulcer, duodenum with duodenitis or ulcer, colitis, and eophagitis and reflux can cause upper abdominal pain. Endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum often reveals the problem. Should be referred to gasroenterologist if symptoms continue. ...Read more
Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms
Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read more
4.8 x 1.8 x 2.4 low attenuating lesion on spleen. I do have pain under left lower rib cage. Should I be concerned?
Confusing: You were told it was a low attenuating lesion? Generally not the term physicians use when telling patients results of CT or MRI scans. Usually the terms used are cysts or lesions or masses. Whether it needs further evaluation or not. More info would be helpful. However lesions of the spleen aren't common and usually are benign. You may want to ask your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Lump on my lower left rib cage, roughly 2 x 1.25 inches, bit soft, movable, painless, only visible and palpable when I stretch upward. Help please?
Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age. A lipoma isn't cancer. ...Read more
Several causes: In young persons, lower thoracic pain could be due to local trauma (bruise), pain associated with a virus (if the child has a fever), pleurisy (inflammation of the lung's lining), bronchitis, pneumonia or some other cause. If the pain continues, or if there is fever, see the doctor. ...Read more
Sure: If you have developed a relationship already with your dr. And they area aware of your pains to begin with, and now the pains have increased, you should call them and explain the change of your pain. Depending on what they have done so far, you may warrant further testing or differing treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more