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Brookfield, WI
A 31-year-old male asked:

Are there any intestinal diseases besides cancer that can cause pain in the left side of the back back or left rib cage area?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: Inflammation of pancreas, kidney and spleen can all cause pain in back on the left side. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests.

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