Dr. Sheila Cason
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Starting softball season is kinda like having a baby for the first time. It consumes your life so much so that you can’t
Bat In The Houseby
, “Is there a bird in the house?” But then I thought it was more likely to be a bat by the way it was flying... off the ceiling fan, not wanting the bird/bat to get hurt. Then I put the cats in the back room...
The differential diagnosis or list of possible things that could cause what you're describing is a mile long (or at least it seems like it). A number of factors come to mind. In older (former) smokers w/high blood pressure,
Go see your family doctor! S/he is trained to evaluate the cause of your pain and treat it. You can probably safely ignore occasional pain but if it persists and affects your sleep, it's time to get checked out. Good luck!
Jason is right about VO2 max, and that if your body doesn't get enough oxygen your muscles will not be as effective. Getting a stitch while you run or progressively do exercise is quite normal, especially if you are just sta
RxBlogger has a nice list of possible diagnoses. Unfortunately, just about anything can cause pain in the right upper quadrant (under the ribs), even stuff that isn't typically associated w/pain in that area. For instance,
My advice is to have it checked by a doctor, redbeast, if only for peace of mind.
Constantly ruminating over things like this can lead to an anxiety disorder or depression which is not something you would want.