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im having pain on my left side behind my ribs what could this be

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Many things: This should be evaluated. It could be the muscles, the nones, the cartilage, the esophagus, stomach, heart, lungs, aorta. You should see your doctor ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: A person with pain at the left chest or rib cage should see her doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious!), neck and shoul ... Read More
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Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: The area you refer to is where you will find your heart, left lung, and rib cage. Your symptoms could refer to any one or all these anatomical locatio ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Consultation advised: If you are saying that you fell on your left side but didn't develop pain till 4 days later, that would generally indicate that you didn't sustain a r ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Go to ER: Go and get checked, since you are severe pain and difficulty moving.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You may take over the co ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
19 years experience General Surgery
Chest wall: There are variations and abnormalities in the way the chest wall forms leading to pectins escavatum or pectus carinatum. Either the breastbone caving ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Sounds like: Pain due to slipped rib syndrome or rib dysfunction, or costochondritis. Try some otc ibuprophen for a few days and see your doctor for physical exam ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Rib pain: See a doctor , an x-ray may be needed for further evaluation.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, what you described suggests a benign tumor of fat. lipoma. You may ... Read More

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