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Muscle pain under left rib cage

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Not liver: Liver disease is almost never painful. Far more likely would be muscle strain or costochondritis (sore joint wher rib meets cartilage.)

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many possible causes: Muscle strains, pneumonia in the l lower lobe, spleen inflammation, constipation, gas cramps in the colon, etc. See you doc for furhter evaluation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Maybe you are: Hungry? If your stomach pain and growling and muscle spasms are severe you should see a doctor ro possible a gastroenterologist.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
3 possibilities: Costochondritis: the place where the bony rib meets the cartilage rib can become injured and painful. Not broken unless major trauma or defect in rib.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Dehydration: Common causes of muscle spasms are dehydration and not having the correct vitamin/minerals around. I suggest drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily and a... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Rib cage: The pains you describe are not likely to relate to the heart. They are more likely musculoskeletal, neurological or inflammatory in nature.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical e... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably: You may need to be seen to get pain relief that is stronger than OTC meds. Rib sprains and bruises can take 4-6 weeks to heal and they are very diffi... Read More
A 44-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.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Various possibilitie: Muscle pain, kidney stone and other possibilities. Check with your doctor.

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