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What can cause side pain left side under ribs?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Many things: Look up rib pain costochondritis rib fracture pleuritis pneumonia - you swould have a fever.

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Llano, TX
A 50-year-old female asked:

What would cause pain under left ribs lower left?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Many things: The organs there include stomach, spleen and colon in front and kidneys a little lower in back. Even cardiac issues can present rarely in that area. Could be anything from an ulcer to kidney stones, hard to tell without physical exam. Clear important structures with physician and then consider pain issues like intercostal neuralgia which can present in that area as well. Hope that helps!
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause side pain right side under ribs?

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Many reasons: It depends on what brings the pain on, what it feels like, where exactly it is located, how long it lasts, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Only a dr. Can help you figure this out. Possibilities include an ulcer, irritation of the stomach or duodenum (small intestine), gallstones (likely), heart failure, muscle spasms, pinching of nerves that exit the back, or spasms of intestine.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes pain under the ribs on the left side?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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, pancreatitis, infection / abscess of the spleen, renal infection or stone, aortic aneurysm, cancer, shingles and obstipation. It is best to have chronic abdominal pain evaluated. Severe abdominal pain warrants emergent evaluation.
New York, NY
A 18-year-old male asked:

Pain under left side of ribs what can it be?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pretty vague symptom: Pain under the left side of the ribs could be due to gaseous distention of the l colon, constipation, disease of the l kidney or spleen or pancreas. Could also be musculoskeletal or related to the stomach. Hard to narrow this down without more details.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What could cause me to have pain under my ribs and headaches?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Lots of things: An enlarged organ such as the liver or spleen can cause pain, but so can other problems such as lung infections or malfunctioning ribs. Disorders affecting organs like the liver can also cause chemical changes in the blood such as toxin build-up which can lead to headaches. Rib problems, themselves, due to muscle and soft-tissue connections to the neck and head, can also cause headaches.

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