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Dull Pain Under Ribcage On Left Side
I have dull pain on my left side under ribcage pretty consistent. Have had it for 24 hours. What could it be?
Have dull pain I left upper stomach.... Constant and dull back slight burning on same side..... Pain right beloow ribgage?
Hi, have a constant aching pain in my back behind left and right ribcage for few weeks, with constant itch on left side of back nothing visible?
The first thing: This brings to mind is possible shingles/herpes zoster but if you never saw a rash or any kind of blistering on the skin, then I doubt this diagnosis. But the distribution with pain and skin symptoms suggests some type of involvement along a nerve distribution/dermatome. Symptomatic care including ice or heat for the pain and regular moisturization for the skin would be recommended. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Female age 35. Aching pain in left side around ribcage. Hurts worse when take deep breath or lay on left side or back. Also, started having nausea.?
Hi doctor, I have a dull pain at the right side of my abdomen just below the ribcage as well as it is the same at the right lower portion if my back.
Low back pain: Assuming that the pain has been there for awhile with no gi, or URL signs and symptoms it may be lower muscular strain or sprain especially if that area is the deer and discomfort occurs with movement. Maybe see if your doc for an exam and possible relief with some physical therapy ...Read more
Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear.?
Keep looking: You are a male 28 years old with right upper quadrant pain. You stated it is not gallbladder or tumor. Your doctor should keep looking. If it limits quality of life. The structures in this area are the liver, gallbladder small bowel and right colon. Blood tests to evaluate for hepatitis need to be ruled out. A specialist referral may help. ...Read more
Burning dull pain below my ribcage after eating fried or tomato based food. Feels like the dull ache in my sides or back. Worse when standing. Last either hours or a day or so.
Hurts to take a deep breath and whenever I sit up there's a dull pain on my left ribcage. Could it be a fractured or bruised rib?
Could be rib:
Fracture if you had a trauma or rib dysfunction. Read more about it here
http://www.Basicspine. Com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome. Html. ...Read more
I am 17 and for a few months I have noticed an aching pain in my left armpit and side of my breast, moving into of my ribcage? Is this serious?
Get it checked: Your age makes this unlikely anything too serious. However, when it comes to this part of the body, there is no substition for a careful exam done by your doctor. Please get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more
Below right ribcage, feeling of a knot, dull pain. It just feels like something is there like a ball, moving around. Should I get checked out?
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with an examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more
I have dull pain and feeling as if something is moving just below my ribcage in the abdomen. It is pronounced after eating. Pl help.
Steady dull pain under right ribcage after lap gallbladder surgery today is 1 wk post op feels unusual and if I press down hurts worse. Normal?
I've had stabbing main in the left part of my ribcage, now its aching instead it's hard to breathe as if I get little to no air, with rib pressure.
See a doctor: If you are having trouble breathing, see a doctor now! ...Read more
Mild flu symptoms 2 days. Fever 100.8. Occ cough fits., low mucus. Aching under full left ribcage; a spasm feel if I push under ribs near stomach. Energy ok. No medical ins. What could it be?
Sounds like a: Viral infection. You can just treat the symptoms if you don't get much worse. Mucinexdm will loosen and help with the cough. Dayquil and nyquil help too. Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) for fever or aches. A cool mist humidifier in the room will help too. Did you get a flu shot? ...Read more
Constant ache left side about 2" from ribcage/upper stomach area. Sometimes slight stabbing pain. What could be wrong?
Chest pain: It seems more like a costochondritis, but I am a little confused as to the location. This occurs usually about the 4th-6th costochondral junction about 2 inches from the sternum. Try to press and it hurts. And the treatment initially are nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) or alive. Nevertheless, see your doctor to make sure. ...Read more
Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. You should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more
My son is seven years old and is saying he has a dull pain on his left side. What could this be a result of?
Dozens of things: If this has been going on for a long time, if it's associated with fevers, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms, see your doctor for diagnosis. If it's just an isolated pain and he's otherwise fine, he probably bruised himself or pulled a muscle, so watch and see if he gets better. ...Read more
I have a dull pain in the left side of my chest, about where the outer edge of the bra cup is. Should I be concerned?
Rib Pain: Ribs can crack with laughing and bear hugs, etc. Pain is increased with breathing and very local and sharp with pressure. If so, get and x-ray. Tender ribs can be Tietze Syndrome which is a tenderness in the cartilaginous part of the rib and can last months. It is exacerbated by rubbing or touching. In that case HANDS OFF! And take some Aleve (naproxen). It will pass. ...Read more
I notice dull pain on back left side that comes and goes and I believe it's from lifting s/th heavy. Like milk gallon. Active person, why does it happ?
Recurrent back pain: This is probably a recurrent back injury. However, you have to be careful. Particularly, if it continues to come back. I would worry about a kidney stone or infection that can sometimes mimic muscular back pain. also, you have to worry about more serious causes of back pain like spinal cord stenosis.if you are having recurrent back pain for three months or longer go to the doctor ...Read more
I have dull pain in the left back side of my head that goes away and comes again throught the day. The pain started last night. I am really scared t?
Several things: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondritis, strained muscles, trauma to spleen, stomach ulcer or tumor, pancreatitis, problem with left lobe of liver, left kidney infection or stone, left lower lung infection, splenic flexure distention with air from irritable bowel syndrome, to name few. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also, could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a dull pain in my lower left side (near the back). It seems to hurt a little more when I bend to the right. What could it be?
See physician: Usual causes of rib pain are trauma, musculosketal bruise, fx, or muscular strain. Inflammation in anterior cartilage so called costochondritis((viral or traumatic) can cause pain which reproduce by pushing on the involved cartilage in the front of the rib cage. Left chest pain historically associated with heart and gastrointestinal reflux.If fcontinues should see physician ...Read more
Old or New?: There are many potential causes of chest pain, from musculoskeletal too respiratory to cardiac/heart, among others. Without a complete history & exam, it's impossible to determine the cause of your chest pain. You should make an appointment w/ your primary physician to determine what testing or treatment is needed. IF Its NEW CHEST PAIN WITH EXERTION, YOU SHOULD GO TO THE CLOSEST ER IMMEDIATELY ...Read more
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