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A 35-year-old member asked:

What could cause the left side of my rib cage (lower part) to hurt very badly?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
A number of causes:: 1: from your spine; 2: from the ribs, underlying lung or the heart; 3: underlying abdominal structures, like spleen, colon, pancreas, or left kidney. See your PCP and have an examination and investigations to elucidate the cause of your problem. Good Luck.

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A 50-year-old male asked:

Both of my sides hurt near my rib cage when i move. What could be the cause?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
As above: To find the correct cause , see your PCP for evaluation and wirk up.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I want help my left side my rib cage lower part hurts very bad!!?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Consider being seen: There are a number of possibilities and if it does not improve, you should consider being seen. Among the structures on the left side in that area are the lung, ribs, stomach and pancreas, all of which could potentially cause pain. Costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the rib-cartilage junction is among the more common causes and is quite benign, but you could also have a pneumonia.

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