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spasm under left rib cage

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
35 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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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Ribs: Could be irritation of a thoracic nerve root...Rare. Possibly but rare to be a lesion in or around the thoracic spinal cord.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Runners may have diaphragm spasms, but those go away in a short time. If your symptoms are truly ongoing for 2 months, it is worth a look. Draw blood ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baiocco
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Muscle spasm: Sometimes from the muscle between the ribs and sometimes from the intestine.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This could be any: of a number of different problems. You need to see a health care professional for evaluation.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Muscle spasm?: Could be gas, but I have also seen many complaints like this over the years that were due to muscle spasm. Commonly described as pain and a lump that ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your doctor: Pain at the bottom of your ribs can be from many sources, and certainly, heartburn can be one. However, gallbladder disease and other intestinal prob ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Physician appt: Please see your physician for follow up. The pain may be related to muscular strain or a more serious problem. Apply local heat and take Motrin for re ... Read More

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