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Doctor insights on: Constant Dull Pain Behind Left Rib Cage

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Please explain dull aching pain right under left rib cage?

Please explain dull aching pain right under left rib cage?

See below: It could be any number of things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Dull pain right below my left rib cage when I exhale deeply, what could this be?

Dull pain right below my left rib cage when I exhale deeply, what could this be?

Could be muscle pain: Depending upon how long it has been bothering you and if you hurt yourself or not it could be muscular in origin if it just started you could use heating pad and see if it goes away. If it does not go away soon, contact your physician so he can make a diagnosis. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I started getting a dull pain under my left rib cage its a come and go pain, usually when im done eating and sitting down. Please help. Thank you?

I started getting a dull pain under my left rib cage its a come and go pain, usually when im done eating and sitting down. Please help. Thank you?

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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I have a weird dull pain between my left rib cage and skin, I feel it if I am leaning to the left..

I have a weird dull pain between my left rib cage and skin, I feel it if I am leaning to the left..

Nerve compression?: You may be compressing a thoracic nerve where it exits the spine. But if it's a progressive problem you may need some testing. ...Read more

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My spleen is enlarged and I just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?

My spleen is enlarged and I just started with a cont. Dull pain under left rib cage and abdomen seems bloated when does it become an emergency?

See below: You report having a cardiac catheterization but did not mention whether or not you have coronary disease. Since this is a new symptom, you may want to have checked out. You can also call/page your primary or whoevever is covering for him or her since they would have access to your entire medical history. ...Read more

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Been having dull aching pain under left arm just below rib cage. Off and on for a few days. Feel pain when I press on bone?

Been having dull aching pain under left arm just below rib cage. Off and on for a few days. Feel pain when I press on bone?

Inflammation: If there is no recent arm trauma, you may be dealing with tendonitis of the elbow or an epicondylitis near the elbow. Both conditions respond to avoiding strain of the arm and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve. If symptoms don't resolve, consult your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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My stomache feels like its burnin and there's dull pain under my right rib cage and rt side but also on left abdomen hurts too and by belly button?

Its hard to read: This and give enough information, but with that combination of complaints and that you also list diarrhea and nausea amongst your conditions you should be seen in person by a medical provider.
Quizzing you on scope, intensity duration and frequency of your symptoms and examining you in person is likely your next step. Again its hard to be complete in 400 characters, but go get seen ...Read more

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Dull pain left below rib cage next to belly button dull ache 2 weeks comes and goes when upright. Ideas? 36 healthy female.

Dull pain left below rib cage next to belly button dull ache 2 weeks comes and goes when upright. Ideas? 36 healthy female.

This could be...: Many things. Including a pulled muscle or pain deeper in the abdomen. You may be able to tell if it is shallow pain (somatic) if you "push" out your belly several inches, then "suck" it in. If this causes local pain or if tender to touch, pain is likely a muscle and not worrisome. Pain around belly button could be adenitis (inflammed lymph node from recent infection) and should improve. Get good exam. ...Read more

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Dull pain in upper left anterior under rib cage with stabbing pains, gradually getting worse for a week, headache, fatigue, neg. Mono test?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Check with doctor for to determine cause of pain. Physical therapy after doctor chkup. ...Read more

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I have been getting sharp and dull pain in my left shoulder blade, arm, neck, and rib cage most time after eating for a week what could it be?

Pain after eating: May be referred pain from a gall bladder, esophageal or stomach issue. See your physician for a work up. ...Read more

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Been experiencing soreness in my calves along with fatigue and sometimes anxiety/sweating/dull pain below left rib cage. Had angioplasty 4 yrs ago.

Been experiencing soreness in my calves along with fatigue and sometimes anxiety/sweating/dull pain below left rib cage. Had angioplasty 4 yrs ago.

Occlusion of vessel: I would worry first and foremost about the partial or total blockade of arteries that supply the heart and the leg. You might be experiencing angina pectoris and claudication. Pain due to not having enough blood (oxygen) to the tissue and. The tissues deprived of oxygen and other nutrients will be injured (hypoxia), this will result exertional or rest l pain depending the degree of occlusio. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dull pain below the right rib cage?

Muscle strain: You could have pulled a muscle. On the other hand, this could be from something under the chest or abdominal wall.
Try a warm compress or ice pack. If symptoms persist, X rays, labs and possible Cat scan of abdomen and chest may be needed at your doctor's discretion ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dull pain below the right rib cage?

What to do if I have a dull pain below the right rib cage?

See a doctor for-: -evaluation. Tests may be needed as well as a hands on exam, , aswell as a good history. The causes can be many there are so many organs in that area as well as possibility of referred pain ...Read more

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I've been having dull pain under my rib cage on my lower right side back for the past 2 weeks, normally occurs while laying down any suggestions?

Notice: If the dull pain is intermittent or steady, clearly localized or diffuse, related to any pressure on your back or side, increases (or decreases) with deep breathing, gets worse with you touching or palpating, associated with urination, menstrual cycle, upper GI symptoms. As you see, the range of possibilities is wide. But, unremitting pain for 2 should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dull pain below right rib cage hurts from front to the back an I don't have a gallbladder what could this be?

Dull pain below right rib cage hurts from front to the back an I don't have a gallbladder what could this be?

Does it feel like GB: Does it feel like your old gallbladder attacks? It is possible to have issues such as retained stones or even new primary gallstones formed in your bile ducts after gallbladder removal. Nausea? Bloating? Belching? Other causes are simple pulled muscle or rib issues. Internal causes include liver, pancreas, stomach, colon etc. See your doctor for history and physical. ...Read more

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For about 2 weeks dull pain below right rib cage sometimes I get sudden pains feeling like knife stabbing what could this be?

Gall bladder symptom: Right upper quadrant pain can be from gallbladder irritation or possibly an ulcer in a young person. These pains can be dull with exacerbations of discomfort. A visit to your primary care doctor for further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a dull pain on the right side of my body on the bottom of my rib cage. It hurts right after I eat. What could this be?

I have been experiencing a dull pain on the right side of my body on the bottom of my rib cage. It hurts right after I eat. What could this be?

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with pain after meals, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not gall stones, which may need an ultrasound scan and eventual surgery. ...Read more

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Dull pain centre rib cage above stomach comes and goes?

Dull pain centre rib cage above stomach comes and goes?

Abdominal pain: At your age, this should be investigated by your doctor to make sure there is nothing serious going on. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain, under right breast, rib cage area...

Watch the bra: Rib pain in female under the breast are common it can be caused by inflammation to the cartilage part of the rib caused by pressure or trauma or bruises
most have been blamed on the metal hard wire of the bra
use heat and Ibuprofen if persist see your physician. ...Read more

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I sometimes get aching pain on my left side under my left rib cage. What could this be?

Many things...: Pain above the waist can be your heart (i.e. Angina), chest wall or musculoskeletal pain, your lungs, or even your GI tract such as reflux. Speak with your physician and get some additional testing to be certain it's not serious. ...Read more

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At the start of the week I had a dull pain in the middle of my right rib cage and now it's severe. I might have fell over drunk?

At the start of the week I had a dull pain in the middle of my right rib cage and now it's severe. I might have fell over drunk?

? broken rib: If you are lucky. If it hurts to push directly on a rib that is most likely diagnosis. Much more serious is what could have happened if so drunk you don't remember falling. A wake up call? ...Read more