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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need more info.: Structures in that area are spleen, kidney, diaphragm, and intestines. True muscle spasm that comes on after exercise is most likely diaphragm and wil ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
See a doctor: But if you can't for some reason see one right away, try swimming "freestyle" to see if it improves what is likely a rib dysfunction or slipped rib sy ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could due position: Certain sex position may cause that area to heart.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Spleen?: Easily ruptured in car accidents and trauma.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: This could be from something irritating the diaphragm from above or below, from the rib or the costochondral attachments, an enlarged and tender intra ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Best advice anyone -: Can give you would be to get seen ; evaluated by your pcp. Getting anxious about it will not help, but make you more anxious. Pain there could be from ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Muscle ?: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Something wrong with: Stomach, spleen or kidney; or with a muscle strain, or a rib (bony) injury, or a pinched nerve in the back with pain radiating to the side. See your ... Read More

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