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Could pancreatic cancer cause a tingling type sensation on the left side... sort of under the ribcage? What else could this be?

Could pancreatic cancer cause a tingling type sensation on the left side... sort of under the ribcage? What else could this be?

Pancreatic cancer: It would be unusual for pancreatic cancer to cause a tingling sensation especially under the rib cage. Pancreatic cancer pain is usually a steady, boring type pain in the mid-upper abdomen sometimes alleviated by bending forward. Tingling sensations are usually superficial perhaps involving only the skin or a nerve irritation. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Pain in top left ribcage and tingling in top center of back. Any clue has to what this could be?

Pain in top left ribcage and tingling in top center of back. Any clue has to what this could be?

Ribs? Nerves? Spine?: A person with aches around the upper rib cage, shoulder, and neck, can see her primary care doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, the nerves coming out of the spinal cord, etc... If one feels her pain is coming from the heart, has a tight chest pain, or has past heart disease, she can be seen in the E.R. ...Read more

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Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Hurting under left shoulder blade tingling in center of back pain in top left ribcage that goes under my left arm.

Rib dysfunction: This kind of pain, along with the tingling (neuro type symptom) is commonly seen in my practice. Ribs should rise & fall w/ inhaling/exhaling, but when one or more locks & stops moving properly, pain-sharp or severe aching-results, usually in upper back. Vertebrae may also be involved. Osteopathic hands-on exam recommended. Gentle manipulation may free the rib, & stop the symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a tingling sensation on the top of my right ribcage?

Why do I feel a tingling sensation on the top of my right ribcage?

Tingling~: DeionW ~ I have to say I have no idea unless you can be much more specific in terms of exactly anatomically where. RIGHT RIB cage is a vast area! Thanks ...Read more

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Why do I have a numb tingling in under my rightside ribcage when I cough?

Why do I have a numb tingling in under my rightside ribcage when I cough?

Numb: This is most probably caused by a local nerve impingement when you cough with chest muscle contraction. It is nonspecific and unlikely to be worrisome. ...Read more

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Whenever I cough excessively, there's a tingling sensation under the right ribcage around the lower abdomen area. Its been like this for over months.

Whenever I cough excessively, there's a tingling sensation under the right ribcage around the lower abdomen area. Its been like this for over months.

Tingling sensation: In the ribcage when coughing may be due to irritation to the nerves in this area. I advise a chest xray to make sure there is no problem in the lungs or ribs. Stay well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in left eye?

What are the causes of tingling in left eye?

Dry Eyes/MGD Likely: Dry eyes ; mgd meibomian gland dysfunction most common cause for irritation, pain, tingling in eyes (if no twiching). There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) ; artificial tears ; move up a "ladder approach" to antibiotic cream, otc artificial tears. More info at: eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye. Htm. ...Read more

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What are other causes of tingling in left foot from by body temprature rise besidesMS? I have L.stenosis&herniation of t8 pressing on cord. Mris negMS

What are other causes of tingling in left foot from by body temprature rise besidesMS? I have L.stenosis&herniation of t8 pressing on cord. Mris negMS

Multiple: Multiple potential causes, the lumbar stenosis and the T8 stenosis being just 2 examples. A neurologist might be helpful to give his or her opinion and a nerve conduction study could potentially give more information as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

What are the causes of tingling in left foot and hand, and sometimes the face?

Tingling: This is serious condition, I would recommend you see your pcp as soon as you can. There are many conditions that can cause this presentation, from stroke, to migrane headache, metabolic conditions and even multiple sclerosis.
Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cause of tingling sensation left side of face?

Cause of tingling sensation left side of face?

Trigeminal nerve: Sensations to the face are perceived via trigeminal nerve. Your complaint suggests left sided t. Nerve irritation. If persistent you may need imaging e.G MRI scan. ...Read more

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What could cause lower left side facial tingling?

What could cause lower left side facial tingling?

Lots of things: But of course, the most important of these would be either a stroke or TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack). Other things can also do it but if your symptom is brand new or relatively brisk an unrelenting in its onset (in other words it's not going away) then, you should pick up the phone after reading this and call 911. If this is in the past anymore then, call your doctor and get in to be seen. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain under my left ribcage?

Varies: There are a number of structures there that can potentially cause pain: the lining of you lung, your stomach and pancreas to name a few. I would not hesitate to be seen for an exam and accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling on the left side of my head?

What can cause tingling on the left side of my head?

Irritated nerve: An irritated or pinched nerve in the neck on left side or in the scalp itself is likely cause. ...Read more

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What causes tingling on left side of body?

Possible brain patho: Is it constant or intermittent. If tingling is indeed on whole left side including left face, left arm, left chest and left lower extremity without neck pain, it would indicate some pathology in right brain. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling sensations on left side of body?

Many causes: There are many possible causes, ranging from stroke to complicated migraine to spinal cord disease. A neurologist can help investigate possible causes and find a treatment to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have tingling on the left side of my back what causes it?

I have tingling on the left side of my back what causes it?

Pinched nerve?: You could have a pinched nerve in your spine, multiple sclerosis or even neuropathy. See a neurologist for a check up. ...Read more

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I have tingling on the left side of my back what causes this?

I have tingling on the left side of my back what causes this?

Many possibilities: Numbness can result from many things such as nerve compression, side effect from medication, alcohol. Consult with you doctor and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the lower left side of back under ribcage?

What can cause pain in the lower left side of back under ribcage?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hot sensations and tingling in parts of my body, mostly on my left side. What can be the possiable causes?

Hot and tingling: List of considerations is extensive. Your doctor uses your information to help localize where the problem is and what the cause might be. When checking with your doctor describe if it involves the face, if there is pain anywhere in the spine, what makes the sensations worse, duration of symptoms, other associated symptoms like leg weakness, bladder problems or impotency. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause pain underneath the left ribcage?

Can a hernia cause pain underneath the left ribcage?

Unlikely: There is no known hernia that develops in this location other than if it is from a previous surgical incision, or a large hiatal hernia. Physical exam and upper GI contrast study can help make the diagnosis for those issues. See you doctor to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could cause pain in abdomen (under left ribcage)?

What could cause pain in abdomen (under left ribcage)?

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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What causes tingling burning sensation on left side of the body?

Need details: If the symptoms are indeed involving left face, left arm, left chest and left leg, then the problem is likely in right brain. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Which pinched nerve causes tingling on the left side of the face?

Comments: The left trigeminal nerve provides sensation over the left face, but has three major divisions, and even more terminal branches. Without knowing more specifics, can only answer as above. Maybe, we can provide additional advice via concierge or InBox approach. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a tingling/pinching under my lower left rib (chest)?

What could be the cause of a tingling/pinching under my lower left rib (chest)?

Lower rib pain: I am not entirely sure of the cause of your rib pain. I can speculate that you may have a lower rib pain syndrome, which is characterized by pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, a tender spot on the rib margin, and reproduction of the pain by pressing on the spot. You may also have some sort of impingement on the intercostal nerves, which run along the lower borders of the ribs. ...Read more

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What can cause u to have a tingling in ur lower left side front rib cage when laying down and should I worry?

Tingling lower left: May be nerve compression, reflux, constipation, rarely gallbladder (usually right sided) /kidney/vascular/ovarian. Consider antacid/prevecid. Any unusual symptoms that persists > 2 weeks or recurs should be evaluated. Discuss with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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What can cause the spleen to enlarge and cause me discomfort because I feel a bit of discomfort in my lower left ribcage.

What can cause the spleen to enlarge and cause me discomfort because I feel a bit of discomfort in my lower left ribcage.

3 main causes: At your age the 3 big causes are mononucleosis (or other infections), autoimmune diseases, and lymphoma. You will need to see a doctor for testing to sort it out. ...Read more

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Suddenly today, began feeling like a hair was rubbing my face (realized it was tingling), only on left side. What could cause this?

Suddenly today, began feeling like a hair was rubbing my face (realized it was tingling), only on left side. What could cause this?

Nerve: The most likely cause was an irritable superficial nerve in your face. This is more of a nuisance and tends to resolve quickly. A more serious, but unlikely, cause would be due to a blockage in a neck or brain blood vessel or a lesion in the right side of your brain. Obviously if symptoms persist, worsen or spread to other areas of the left side of your body you'll contact your physician. ...Read more

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Can very bad stress and anxiety cause pain on the left side of your body under ribcage? Ever since my anxiety got worse I got that pain

Can very bad stress and anxiety cause pain on the left side of your body under ribcage? Ever since my anxiety got worse I got that pain

Yes it can: anxiety can be associated with chest pain, but it is important that you have the pain medically investigated before attributing it to a psychological condition. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the whole left arm?

Brain or neck: Nerve pain as you describe frequently comes from the neck but can come from the brain as well. Lastly a nerve in the arm itself could be causing the symptoms. Best to see a neurologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What would cause pain, tingling and numbness behind left shoulder area?

Pain numbness tingli: Could be musculoskeletal from strain-more pain w/ ar mmovement? - or I have seen left shoulder pain (by scapula) from gastritis, H pylori. Could try ranitidine for gastritis, tylenol/ motrin (if not allergic) for musculoskeletal pain. rarely could be neurologic like MS (all else negative- this position is no usual) or vascular. F/u/w/ doc ...Read more

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I feel some tingling in my left armpit occasionally from time to time. Any causes?

I feel some tingling in my left armpit occasionally from time to time. Any causes?

Determine the nerve: On the net, look up distribution of intercostobrachial nerve, medial cutaneous nerve of arm, and T2 distribution. See which correlates to the distribution of your sensation disturbance. Report your findings to your doctor. Since you are young and it only happens "from time to time" this may be benign and tests may be normal. However, if you can determine the nerve this can help investigation. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

What causes tingling, numbness and a burning sensation on the left side of the body?

Focal symptoms: Could be a migraine aura, possible transient cerebral ischemia, a focal sensory seizure, and if left arm only, maybe cardiac issue. Sometimes following certain strokes, a focal pain issue with ensue. A focal process in neck could result in unilateral issues in arm and leg. Best to get such problems examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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What would cause severe shooting pain in my left side near my ribcage and hurts everytime I breathe?

What would cause severe shooting pain in my left side near my ribcage and hurts everytime I breathe?

Time to see your doc: You have to see your doctor for examination, tests and treatment, it could be pleurisy in your age, has to rule out coronary arterial disease even if you are young. ...Read more

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Does MS commonly cause tingling, muscle spams, prickliness and pain down one side of the body (for example left side)?

Does MS commonly cause tingling, muscle spams, prickliness and pain down one side of the body (for example left side)?

YES: MS is the "great imitator" in that the symptoms are VERY DIVERSE and may mimic all sorts of neurologic symptoms! Ask your treating neurologist to check it out on your next visit. If you are not seeing a neurologist regularly START DOING SO! (My opinion only)
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the left outer side of tongue? If this is the only symptom that she feels could it be ms? (asking for a female, 31) thanks!

What causes tingling in the left outer side of tongue? If this is the only symptom that she feels could it be ms? (asking for a female, 31) thanks!

Possibilities: It could be a number of things but sounds like a nerve is involved. I might suggest seeing a neurologist or orofacial pain specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause the tingling in my left leg when I lay down? I have had this condition for about 6 months now. I am 66 years old. I have had great p

What can cause the tingling in my left leg when I lay down? I have had this condition for about 6 months now. I am 66 years old. I have had great p

Sciatica: The sciatic nerve runs from your low back, through your gluteus muscle and down to your legs. Impingement in any part of the nerve can cause tingling. Stretching, warm compress, and anti-inflammatory medication can help alleviate your symptoms. If symptoms persist, recommend evaluation for low back disc herniation. ...Read more