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Pressure on Both Sides of Lower Rib Cage

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For a week now, I have been having terrible pressure on both sides of my ribcage. It feels as though whatever organs are in there do not fit, like they are too big. I have no appetite. What could this be?
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replied February 1st, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of your symptoms is very vague and does not help much to provide a probable diagnosis.

The possible causes for your symptoms could be due to conditions like asthma, musculoskeletal pain disorders, gastric reflux disorder, pneumonia, acute anxiety or stress - all of which can present as chest discomfort and difficulty or pain on breathing.

Hence you may need to consult a doctor, who can examine you and if needed order a few tests, including a Chest Xray if needed to know the exact cause.

I hope this helps.


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