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I have a minor pain on both of my sides between my rib cage and abdomen its a very minor pain more like a pulsating tingle mainly is just discomforting and annoying any ideas?

I have a minor pain on both of my sides between my rib cage and abdomen its a very minor pain more like a pulsating tingle mainly is just discomforting and annoying any ideas?

Mild muscle spasm?: Minor muscle spasm/twitching can cause that "pulsating tingle" you described. The muscles attaching to the edges of your ribcage can get irritated/strained from rapid trunk-twisting movements as during swinging a baseball bat or a tennis racquet etc. If massing the area relieves your symptoms, it is likely to be so. Good range of motion/stretching will help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have discomfort below your left rib cage?

What does it mean when you have discomfort below your left rib cage?

Something wrong with: Stomach, spleen or kidney; or with a muscle strain, or a rib (bony) injury, or a pinched nerve in the back with pain radiating to the side.
See your pcp for it. ...Read more

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For about two weeks now I been having discomfort under my right side below my rib cage its much worse when I'm hunched over while sitting?

For about two weeks now I been having discomfort under my right side below my rib cage its much worse when I'm hunched over while sitting?

Chest pain: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris, it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids. Also get screen for clotting disorders ...Read more

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I am an alcoholic, latley I have been getting this pain and discomfort on the upperside of my left body by the rib cage, what can it be??

I am an alcoholic, latley I have been getting this pain and discomfort on the upperside of my left body by the rib cage, what can it be??

Get evaluation: We don't know how long you have had alcoholism, but frequent causes in this group include trauma from falls that are not remembered, nerve pain from malnutrition, early disease onset from impaired immune systems. Ultimately, you need full evaluation by neurology, orthopedics, PMR for pain, and addiction treatment for alcoholism. ...Read more

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I have swelling on left side of the bottom of rib cage when I touch it not the same as right side no major pain but discomfort and sometimes feel slig?

I have swelling on left side of the bottom of rib cage when I touch it not the same as right side no major pain but discomfort and sometimes feel slig?

Trauma? Shingles: Dear YKarim, have you hit the area? If not, when reading this, I got concerned about Shingles (Herpes zoster) in which case, early antivirals will help. Monitor if you develop redness or bumps in the skin. Costochondritis is another though. A virtual or personal consult might help to clarify the reason. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

Pain: Your description does not he me give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be myofascial and probably is. I would try an anti inflammatory such a Ibuprofen 400mg once daily with food fora week and if this does not help see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have pain and discomfort that comes and go in the right iliac area and up to lower rib cage for more than 6 months what could it be?

Could be a number of: Possibilities, like a chronic appenditis, a kidney stone caught in the ureter, a pelvic problem, enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen in that area.
See your pcp and probably a general surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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For about a week now I've had a huge discomfort under my left rib cage to the point where I can only sleep in a certain position. Any ideas?

Sprained rib muscle: You may have pulled a rib Ora muscle of chest wall, Try an Aleve (naproxen) twice a day with heat to hear wall, if not better on one week need a chest X Ray. ...Read more

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Feeling discomfort right in the middle of the rib cage. When I use one finger to press deep in, it's feel tense and bloated. Could this be serious?

Feeling discomfort right in the middle of the rib cage. When I use one finger to press deep in, it's feel tense and bloated. Could this be serious?

Needs to be Checked: You have chest discomfort along with breathlessness, stomach discomfort and pain. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Need detailed history, physical exam and if indicated some tests to find out the cause of your symptoms
i am sorry but we can not tell you if it is serious without exam and testing. ...Read more

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Hi when I get 2 minutes later I feel a fluttering bubble on my left side below my rib cage. I also have a discomfort feeling under my left rib cage?

Hi when I get 2 minutes later I feel a fluttering bubble on my left side below my rib cage. I also have a discomfort feeling under my left rib cage?

Diaphragm spasm: Your symptoms suggest diaphragm spasm or cramp. If this is an isolated episode that occurs infrequently, then you don't have to worry. If it is ongoing, then you should get evaluated for possible disorder of nerves that control the diaphragm, other conditions. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I've got my left loose ribs that are sticking out of my chest (comparing to the right ones).I also feel discomfort in the back of the rib cage. No inj.?

YOU NEED CHECK UP: We can not tell you what is causing your left loose ribs sticking out, it does not make any sence from what you are saying, what are loose ribs. I will suggest you have it checked by your doctor it may be normal and you will know if anything is wrong. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a swollen left rib cage, toward the bottom. It's been like this for a while now. No pain, but discomfort and pressure in the a?

Now way 2 answer-: -with out an exam & possible images. If it has been gradually getting bigger, make an appt with a thoracic surgeon. Most likely benign, but there R some benign tumors that R locally invasive, & if not able 2 Dx on the visit, follow recommendations. ...Read more

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I have constant gurgling under my left rib cage. It sounds like fluid or water. I don't have any pain or discomfort?

I have constant gurgling under my left rib cage. It sounds like fluid or water. I don't have any pain or discomfort?

Mgt/workup: I would suggest a visit with your PCP. They may rule out a number of pulmonary conditions. Sometimes a chest radiograph is needed. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with IBS is discomfort below both sides of rib cage a symptom of ibs. Not painful just uncomfortable at times?

Perhaps: Ibs can cause bloating or uncomfortable distension, which can be felt beneath the rib cage, but most often the pain or cramps are in the lower left abdomen. Please see your physician to exclude other causes (conditions of the liver, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, etc). Most ibs discomfort is strongly related to passing a bowel movement (gets better afterwards). ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side???

I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side???

Chest pains: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with shoulders pains, is always a red flag and visit to a PCP and cardiologist is warranted. ...Read more

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I have had discomfort in my right side underneath my rib cage, groin area and in the front of my abdomen. The pain seems to move around. 2 weeks now.

I have had discomfort in my right side underneath my rib cage, groin area and in the front of my abdomen. The pain seems to move around. 2 weeks now.

Muscle bruising: I would like to know how the pain started from accident, playing sport, having sex, all of these answers could help find the problem
it sound like pure muscle problem use heat pad on the [painful area take ibuprofen 600-800 mg 2-3 times a day for a week
no improvement you need to see your doctor
good luck ...Read more