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pain under left and right rib cage

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Therapy depends on the cause. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical exami ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be: But if you are being treated for GERD and still have the symptoms, better get re-evaluated, wish you well
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Rib pain: Rib pain on both side of the chest can be muscular, lung or heart related. Seeing a doctor wouldn't hurt.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
.: Is it new or long standing? Need more information - is it painful, does it move etc. Or check with your physician.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tomas Powell
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle/gallbl/shingl: Could be muscular vs. Pleurisy. Could be gallbladder, especially if worse after eating. Could be shingles. Look for rash. May simply be irritation fr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to ER: Get evaluated by an emergency room physician.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Hard to tell: It is difficult to be specific diagnostically when the symptoms are so vague. This could be many different things including musical skeletal, splenic, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Owen
40 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: Not enough detail to provide reasoned response. Age? Sex? Known medical problems? Current medications? When started? Any injury/trauma/new exercise or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Mills
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Multiple: Possibilities are numerous 1 gallbladder attacks 2.Musculoskeletal--rib pain 3. Lung problem--infection , clot etc should see an md to be exam ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Strain?: Did you lift or strain? This can cause rib/side pains. Are you coughing or short of breath? Think of bronchitis or pneumonia. Are you having nause ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Splenic flexure: I would think this is splenic flexure syndrome caused by constipation. You need to be checked out.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It could be any number of 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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Many causes: Most concerning left sided pain is associated with the heart, but many other causes include trauma, costochondritis, anxiety, stress, gastroesophageal ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Gall bladder, liver...See you doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Costrochondritis?: If specific 2 ur ribs under the breast & muscle tissue it's a good chance it is. Rx ice nsaids & b cn if no improvement.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See a doc: Some questions just cannot be answered well in a forum like this, especially if your symptoms have literally dozens of possible causes, from completel ... Read More
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A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?abdominal: Gas entrapment may occur in the colon as it turns in the left upper abdomen. Also there could be inflammation in this part of the colon. If this disco ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be checked: It is likely to be musculoskeletal in nature, but it could also be your gall bladder. If it is not improving you should be evaluated with an ultrasou ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Pains: Several things n that area-lungs, stomach, ribs, spleen, etc. You need a full History and physical with steady pain to properly diagnose what you may ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Multiple potential causes, from superficial causes such as a pulled muscle, costochondritis , etc. Or a deeper cause which can include problems with t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Two main reasons for pain in that area. 1-urinary tract system. 2- muscular-skeletal system. There are many other reasons but those the most common o ... Read More

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