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My lower back under my ribs on my left side hurts?

My lower back under my ribs on my left side hurts?

Many possibilities: This could be due to a pulled muscle, which needs time to heal and may benefit from anti-inflammatory medications (motrin). It may also be a kidney infection which is commonly accompanied by burning on urination and frequent urination. A doctor can look for other causes such as rib injuries, lung infections, tumors or cancers in the area, problems from the aorta or pancreas in the abdomen, etc... ...Read more

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What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

What organ is under your left lower rib cage on your left side close to your back?

Kidney?: The organ you describe is probably a kidney, but you can experience pain in that area coming from a number of different organs, including liver, stomach, muscles and even the heart. ...Read more

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My lower back on my left side under my ribs is hurting really bad what can that be? 

My lower back on my left side under my ribs is hurting really bad what can that be? 

A lot of things: This is hard to answer without knowing more about your situation. If your pain is the result of a fall, or if you have shortness of breath, weakness, dizziness, palpitations, or you pain is so bad you cannot concentrate you should be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Pain underneath lower left rib cage and up the left side of back. What can I take for this?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the pancreas or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Have been severe pain, starting on right side at lower ribs, spreading to the middle of my back. What could be causing this?

Have been severe pain, starting on right side at lower ribs, spreading to the middle of my back. What could be causing this?

Gallbladder: While there can be many reasons for your pain; classically gallbladder pain starts in the upper right abdomen, below the ribs, and can spread to the back. See your physician, and he/she can order an ultrasound to check for this possibility. ...Read more

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Bloody saliva from past 3 months mostly after when I wake up. having pain in left lower rib and left side of back.... what is it? Is it normal?

Bloody saliva from past 3 months mostly after when I wake up. having pain in left lower rib and left side of back.... what is it? Is it normal?

See a doctor ASAP: You are very young to be having these symptoms. PLease see your doctor as soon as you can. You may have a lung issue, which in someone your age is most likely inflammatory rather than a growth, but don't delay. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has lower back rib pain on the left side. What could cause that?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more