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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left Side Pain Under Ribs

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Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain is a symptom in which a person has aches and pains on the right and/or left sides of his body, usually referring to the sides of the chest and abdomen. Pains in the side can be due to rib problems, ...Read more


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If a person had pancreatic cancer that is causing left side pain (under the rib cage) and back pain, should you be experiencing weight loss too?

If a person had pancreatic cancer that is causing left side pain (under the rib cage) and back pain, should you be experiencing weight loss too?

Pancreatic Cancer: Unfortunately even in this era of tremendous advances in oncology field pancreatic cancer is still a gruesome diagnosis. The most common symptom is jaundice and pain is rather rare and can be associated with very advanced disease with significant weight loss. Pain is more often associated with pancreatitis and specific tests should be done to rule out inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

Left abdominal pain: Your left side under the rib has stomach, spleen, pancreas, lungs, kidney, intestine and muscles. Any problem with one of them can cause pain. Please see your doctor for complete history and thorough examination with lab.Tests and us/ctscan of abdomen. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Have left side pain under ribs/abdo & in front of hip/ovary. Side pain worse when i bend over. Ct scan shows nothing but one enlarged chest lymph node?

Non-specific: The description you give is too vague to make any immediate diagnosis from. You need to continue seeing the doctor and having this evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause right side pain under ribs? Liver problem?

What could cause right side pain under ribs? Liver problem?

Maybe liver: Could be liver, gallbladder, pancreas referred, diaphragm, or lining of ribs/muscles/ligaments. ...Read more

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Right side pain under ribs, could it be some organ?

Gall bladder: It is not uncommon tho have rt sided pain under the ribs as the only symptom of gall bladder disease as stone or biliary dyskinesis. ...Read more

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Having side pain on my right flank under my last rib. Pain is getting worst daily, feels like sharp pain, and terrible overall. Gall bladder gone.

Biliary colic: You can still have biliary colic (pain, spasm, and obstruction) in your bile ducts) after your gall bladder has been removed. Alternative possibilities include a kidney stone, hepatitis, muscle spasm, and pleurisy. You need more tests. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed but still having pain under ribs on the right side, pain gets worse and I get very nauseous after eating sometimes. ?

Could be...: You didn't mention how far out of surgery you were. It could be a stone in the common bile duct. Even after removal, stones could develop in the liver and still get stuck causing pain. There could have been a stone left over from surgery. It could also be a process unrelated to your gall bladder causing it as well, such as pancreatitis. ...Read more