A member asked:
Disclaimer

theres been a pain on the left side behind my rib cage it's been throbbing nonstop for a month now. what can it be i'm worried?

1 doctor answer
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: The area you refer to is where you will find your heart, left lung, and rib cage. Your symptoms could refer to any one or all these anatomical locations. Based on your interview and examination, your doctor can determine the studies you need to figure out what is wrong and what needs to be done.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Get X-ray : Not many organs in that area besides the liver but I would start by getting an X-ray to make sure you don't have a rib fracture
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Anders
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Rib pain: Depending on what you're activities are, you likely have musculo-skeletal pain. If your pain is only coming and going, taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Moran
18 years experience Pain Management
Muscles: Probably muscle spasms. Try heat, massage, rest, stretching antiinflammatories. If that doesn't help after one week, see doctor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ignore husband: Your husband has no clue what it is so go see someone who can check it and tell you.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month