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what is on the left side under the rib cage

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: The chest pain on left side the type you describe at your age is usually caused by inflammation in your ribs and joints of the chest wall .especially ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. Best thing for you to do is see a p ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Make sure not mono: On occasion an enlarged spleen may be associated with left upper abdominal pain and be due to infectious mononucleosis. See your doctor for an examina ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
For chronic emesis: Please let your parents know. This warrants medical evaluation.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Many things: Disk herniation in the spine, organ related pain such as gall bladder, pancreas, intestine or liver. Or chest wall pain due to slipped rib or costocho ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Liver: There are several including the liver, gallbladder, the lower portion of the right lobe of your lung, and the upper right portion of your small and la ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Plea for help : It means "please take me to a good doctor"
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
The spleen, colon: If your pain continues, it would be a good idea to see your physician for a physical exam and consultation. if you have suffered trauma in that area, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Liver and lung: Liver is just below the ribs and lung is directly beneath the ribs.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Badreldin Bedri
11 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple things: Possibilities include muscle pain, gallbladder problems, liver problems, stomach problems. Sometimes lung problems could also cause that.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Left Upper Abd pain: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancrea ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few: Liver, , colon, , duodenum, gall bladder.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spleen : Maybe spleen go see a doctor.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
35 years experience Family Medicine
Could be many things: To many possibilities to list. A doctor would need to ask many questions, perform a physical exam and possibly do a few simple tests to narrow this d ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Several: The lungs, portions of the spleen, stomach, and pancreas are all in that general area.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spleen: The spleen is in left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Your kidney is also here but is further towards your back or flank area.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Many possibilities.: Causes of left upper abdominal pain include but are not limited to: angina, heart attack, pneumonia, injury, enlarged spleen, ruptured spleen, pancrea ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probable neuritis: Subtle burning under the left rib cage may be due to intercostal neuritis, which is inflammation of the nerve that runs under the rib. It could also ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Unknown: It cld be due to your heart lungs stomach gb liver etc. See your doctor for a complete hx and physical exam.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Zaina
16 years experience Family Medicine
Thanks for asking!: Liver and kidney.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Liver: It is the liver.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RUQ pain: Consider gallbladder or GI issues.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Royal
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Consider Colon Spasm: Organs associated with left side of body beneath anterior rib cage are colon and spleen. A "knot" could be somatic (muscle) dysfunction related to vis ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julio Bordas
36 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes.: Pain below left side of rib cage maybe muscular in origin, and/or related to the ribs. Muscle strain is possible. If is worsening or not resolving you ... Read More
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