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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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Having some pain under left rib cage and under sternum. Dull ache during the day and wakes me at night. Stools/urine are good. Gastritis or other?

Having some pain under left rib cage and under sternum. Dull ache during the day and wakes me at night. Stools/urine are good. Gastritis or other?

Consult: Did you do strenuous activity recently? If yes, it could be muscle related. Is no we would ask further questions see if this is an urgent issue. ...Read more

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Please explain dull ache, pain right below left rib cage? And feeling sick for 2-3 days

Please explain dull ache, pain right below left rib cage? And feeling sick for 2-3 days

Stomach, spleen...: While i don't have enough information from your question to give a tentative diagnosis, the organs in the left side of your abdomen towards the top are your stomach and spleen. However, your heart and the lining of the lungs can also seem to hurt from there (referred pain)... Most likely a stomach irritation, but get it checked if it doesn't get better soon. ...Read more

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I keep having pains below my left rib cage it's quite uncomfortable it's like a dull ache.What could be causing these pains?

I keep having pains below my left rib cage it's quite uncomfortable it's like a dull ache.What could be causing these pains?

Needs evaluation: Possibilities include enlarged spleen, issues from pancreas, colon, stomach, kidney, gallbladder or prior surgery. Your physician can review your history, examine you and may check bloodwork and probably get a ct scan. Good luck. ...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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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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2mos off/on dull intermittent ache bottom of left rib cage almost on top of stomach. Feels muscular but can also feel acidic in tummy. Any idea?

2mos off/on dull intermittent ache bottom of left rib cage almost on top of stomach. Feels muscular but can also feel acidic in tummy. Any idea?

See your doctor: As you mentioned that you may have increased 'acid in your tummy', this may mean or point toward some form of hyperacidity issue occurring in your stomach that needs to be worked up. So that should be the first place to start. Also, it's important to not eat close to bedtime, reduce any form of acidic or tomato-based products, processed foods, fried foods, sodas, sugary desserts or carbs. ...Read more

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Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Hang over: Hour symptoms are similar to hangover (alcohol withdrawal) symptoms after moderate to heavy drinking. In most isolated cases the symptoms should resolve in a couple of days without intervention and a regular intake if non-dehydrating fluids and nutrition. Check with physician if such episodes become frequent with dependency when social life start getting affected. Be careful out there:) ...Read more