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pulse under left rib cage

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pulse feeling: Under the left rib cage is tye spleen, if it is tender and pulsating you need to see your doctor.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Sounds cardiac: These symptoms could indicate a cardiac cause such as an arrhythmia. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation and further management.
A 54-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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Rincon
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Transmission: Normally one can perceive the pulse transmitted from the great vessels or heart in areas of the abdomen, chest or neck. Depends on body habitus. If im ... Read More
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 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 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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See Dr: Likely suspects being liver or gallbladder with inflammation/irritation causing discomfort when pushed on (by you from below or diaphragm from above ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
18 years experience Pain Management
Depends: Could be muscle, rib irritation, lungs, or abdominal problems. I would try tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatories, rest and monitor. Maybe h ... Read More
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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 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 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/throu ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Chronic: This is a long time to go without a diagnosis. Left upper abdominal discomfort could be due to gas and/ or inflammation in the colon but other causes ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Costochondritis?: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the joint that connects a rib to the sternum. These joints are not listed in the area you've described. So I wo ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: On the left side are the ribs, chest muscles, the left lung, and the lining of the lung (pleura). Nearby are the esophagus, heart and arteries, lymph ... 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscular: First thought muscle strin but confirmation required dierected histoey and examination.
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 31-year-old female asked:
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 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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely muscle strain: It's quite possible you 'pulled' one of the small muscles connecting one rib to another rib -and that will hurt a lot every time you cough. If you're ... Read More

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