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severe pain under left rib cage and back

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Pinched nerve, spine arthritis, liver/ gallbladder problem etc. God bless u!

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Get seen: By the gravity of your questiion, you must be seen and evaluated.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Unrelated: The two symptoms appear to be unrelated. Upper back pain on arm lifting suggests some sort of nerve or muscle impingement. At your age hip pain is mor ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Back pain : Any rash,? Possibly shingles or disc problem in your back. Any numbess over the area. Any increase in pain when you take a deep breath? Need more inf ... 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 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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
It can: It can, but suggest that you get checked that it it is not heart related.
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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 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 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Could me muscular : Pleurisy , lung/heart condition , from trauma or strenuous activity etc get examined for reassurance!
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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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Pain rib cage: Usually not. This is a radicular pattern from the back. You need to be examined. They will want to know what brings the pain on. What makes it better? ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It can: However, the more concerning thing to consider is gallbladder or liver issues. If you are having pain that comes and goes, it may be gas, constipation ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor.
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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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Need to have a: basic exam and a chest xray to diagnose your condition. An EKG is needed for the chest pressure.
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 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 member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
How old are you?: We have to know your age. We cannot answer questions for minors. So fix your public profile so that it shows your age. You have noted your country, ... Read More
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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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Examination: The rapid onset of your symptoms suggests an infection, but you don't describe feeling ill other than fullness and pain. See your physician today, an ... Read More
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