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Doctor insights on: Children Illiness Pain Under Rib Left Side

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I Randomly get rib pain on my left side this happens maybe 4-5 times a day mostly when I'm sitting down ?

I Randomly get rib pain on my left side this happens maybe 4-5 times a day mostly when I'm sitting down ?

Left rib pain: May be reflux from stomach. or gas from colon ( it is that high up), may have food intolerances, avoid alcohol caffeine, energy drinks, smoking, consider trial of ranitidine or prevecid- if not allergic. may be costochondirits ( if you press does it hurt?) - rarely cardiac/pericarditis, or lymph nodes. F/u w/ doc urgent care xray would show gas, EKG suggest pericarditis/cardiac ...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

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I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever i breathe out. Have any suggestions?

I am having horrible rib pain on my left side. It's sensitive to touch & move. It pops whenever i breathe out. Have any suggestions?

Costo-chondritis: You may have costo-chondritis. The ribs come together at the end and join with a cartilage joint. Sometimes this joint is pulled apart or injured. It pops and is painful. Treat with anti- inflammatories and or cortisone injections. Rest is good too. ...Read more

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I have pain on left side along the ribs more but it's not rib pain. Could it be spleen irritation?

Probably not: Left sided pain is usually caused by large intestine distention with gas. It is called splenic flexure syndrome and usually improves after passing gas. If it is persistent you should see a physician as it could also be your heart or stomach. ...Read more

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Left side pain under rib cage, should I be worried?

If splenomegali-Yes: If no splenomegaly can be due to overexertion. ...Read more

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What is most likely the cause of constant left side rib pain that worsens when swallowing food or liquids??

Pain deglutition: Likely of oesophageal origin;best diagnosed by endoscopy if not specifically related to a historical occurrence or if persistent ...Read more

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Dr says I have slight enlarged spleen but didn't do any tests is this usual i went to see him as I have left side rib pain.

Dr says I have slight enlarged spleen but didn't do any tests is this usual i went to see  him as I have left side rib pain.

Splenomegaly: If your spleen is enlarged there must be a reason for it. You should have a blood test called a CBC to check your blood cells, especially platelets. Also a cmp to check your liver function, since an enlarged spleen can sometimes be due to a liver problem. A baseline ultrasound of the abdomen should assess the organs, and often a ct scan is indicated to further examine the vessels to liver, spleen. ...Read more

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I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side.. Should I be worried?

I have had rib pain in my upper back for 3 days now it hurts to breathe and to lay flat on my back and on my left side.. Should I be worried?

No: It is muscle spasm due to wrong posture, bedding or pillows. try to correct that and wait for 1 week. In meantime do brisk walking for 1 hr. May take some warm shower and NSAIDs. don't do any bending or stretching until pain goes away. ...Read more