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What does it mean when you have discomfort below your left rib cage?

What does it mean when you have discomfort below your left rib cage?

Something wrong with: Stomach, spleen or kidney; or with a muscle strain, or a rib (bony) injury, or a pinched nerve in the back with pain radiating to the side. See your pcp for it. ...Read more

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I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

I'm having discomfort on my left rib cage and back pains for a week now. What can it be?

R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids.also get screen for clotting disorders ...Read more

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I am an alcoholic, latley i have been getting this pain and discomfort on the upperside of my left body by the rib cage, what can it be??

I am an alcoholic, latley i have been getting this pain and discomfort on the upperside of my left body by the rib cage, what can it be??

Get evaluation: We don't know how long you have had alcoholism, but frequent causes in this group include trauma from falls that are not remembered, nerve pain from malnutrition, early disease onset from impaired immune systems. Ultimately, you need full evaluation by neurology, orthopedics, PMR for pain, and addiction treatment for alcoholism. ...Read more

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I have swelling on left side of the bottom of rib cage when I touch it not the same as right side no major pain but discomfort and sometimes feel slig?

I have swelling on left side of the bottom of rib cage when I touch it not the same as right side no major pain but discomfort and sometimes feel slig?

Trauma? Shingles: Dear YKarim, have you hit the area? if not, when reading this, I got concerned about Shingles (Herpes zoster) in which case, early antivirals will help. Monitor if you develop redness or bumps in the skin. Costochondritis is another though. A virtual or personal consult might help to clarify the reason. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

I am getting a constant pain or 'stitch' like discomfort on my left side at hbottom of rib cage.

Pain: Your description does not he me give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be myofascial and probably is. I would try an anti inflammatory such a Ibuprofen 400mg once daily with food fora week and if this does not help see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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For about a week now I've had a huge discomfort under my left rib cage to the point where I can only sleep in a certain position.. any ideas ?

Sprained rib muscle: You may have pulled a rib Ora muscle of chest wall, Try an Aleve (naproxen) twice a day with heat to hear wall, if not better on one week need a chest X Ray. ...Read more

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Hi when I get 2 minutes later I feel a fluttering bubble on my left side below my rib cage. I also have a discomfort feeling under my left rib cage ?

Hi when I get 2 minutes later I feel a fluttering bubble on my left side below my rib cage. I also have a discomfort feeling under my left rib cage ?

Diaphragm spasm: Your symptoms suggest diaphragm spasm or cramp. If this is an isolated episode that occurs infrequently, then you don't have to worry. If it is ongoing, then you should get evaluated for possible disorder of nerves that control the diaphragm, other conditions. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I've got my left loose ribs that are sticking out of my chest(comparing to the right ones).I also feel discomfort in the back of the rib cage.No inj.?

YOU NEED CHECK UP: We can not tell you what is causing your left loose ribs sticking out, it does not make any sence from what you are saying, what are loose ribs.I will suggest you have it checked by your doctor it may be normal and you will know if anything is wrong. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a swollen left rib cage, toward the bottom. It's been like this for a while now. No pain, but discomfort and pressure in the a?

Now way 2 answer-: -with out an exam & possible images. If it has been gradually getting bigger, make an appt with a thoracic surgeon. Most likely benign, but there R some benign tumors that R locally invasive, & if not able 2 Dx on the visit, follow recommendations. ...Read more

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I have constant gurgling under my left rib cage. It sounds like fluid or water. I don't have any pain or discomfort?

I have constant gurgling under my left rib cage. It sounds like fluid or water. I don't have any pain or discomfort?

Mgt/workup: I would suggest a visit with your PCP. They may rule out a number of pulmonary conditions. Sometimes a chest radiograph is needed. A follow up virtual appt is available so that I can obtain more information: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side ???

I have sharp pain under my chest, left rib cage, its discomfort, feels warm and hurts more when breathing deep and turning and lying on that side ???

Chest pains: There are many possible causes for a chest pains like lung problems, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems. Regardless, chest pain with shoulders pains, is always a red flag and visit to a PCP and cardiologist is warranted. ...Read more

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Discomfort on left side of stomach below rib cage, mostly when i m sitting...i feel as if something is bulging out. but nothing is.

Discomfort on left side of stomach below rib cage, mostly when i m sitting...i feel as if something is bulging out. but nothing is.

LUQ pain: Pain in this area may be from the stomach, intestine, colon, muscular cause. Have yourself examined to narrow down the cause. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath ? Causing a lot of discomfort .

Sharp pain on left side just under the shoulder blade / rib cage but only while taking a deep breath ? Causing a lot of discomfort .

Costochondritis: Sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage. Usually follows mild trauma , frequent cough or strenous exercise. Icing the site and OTC meds may help. But if not improved after 2-3 days, please schedule a doctors appointment for a thorough exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lower left side under rib cage discomfort radiating to back with bloating & gas, recently started exercising & lost 23 lbs what could this be?

Lower left side under rib cage discomfort radiating to back with bloating & gas, recently started exercising & lost 23 lbs what could this be?

Left fib cage pain: The left lower rib cage area contains stomach. Sleep and lungs. The bloating and gas suggests gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Inflammation of pancreas is a possiblity. Does not appear to be pleurisy or pneumonia. Advise evaluation by a physician for physical exam and further work up. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper right rib cage Indention where my second single rib should be. Shortness of breath Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Dull ache in upper right rib cage 
Indention where my second single rib should be.
Shortness of breath
Discomfort when laying on left/right side?

Chest pain: Unclear from description where your pain is located;if persistent Id suggest a good physical exam for starting to diagnose prognose and manage your symptoms;at your age demographic a serious organic pathology is unlikely ...Read more

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I have a lot of discomfort in my right leg and some stabbing pain under my rib cage on the left side- am I a hypochondriac or is this something bad?

I have a lot of discomfort in my right leg and some stabbing pain under my rib cage on the left side- am I a hypochondriac or is this something bad?

Pain needs to be: diagnosed by your doctor. If no physical cause is found consider seeing a mental health professional. We can all use that at times simply from a wellness point of view. If you do tend to generate physical symptoms from stress, he/she will help you learn how to cope better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Uncomfort under left rib cage and above the hip bone. Sometimes back discomfort, wouldn't call it pain. Can only notice it sometimes. Very worried ?

Exam: Please close your computer and get examined: cannot be diagnosed without an actual physical exam. I fyou wouldn't call it pain, then, what would you call it-? please get examined. ...Read more